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Nato airstrike kills 8 civilians: Afghan official

A NATO airstrike killed eight civilians, four children and four women, as well as a number of insurgents in an eastern province near the Pakistani border, an Afghan official said Wednesday.

No decision yet on projecting anyone as PM candidate: BJP chief

BHARATIYA Janata Party president Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that his party was yet to take a call on whether to project or not...

The perpetual Middle East quagmire

SINCE the beginning of 2013 people have been asking what these new times might bring in the Middle East region, specifically with the instability in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, and looming Iranian nuclear ambitions.
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120 cardinals to pick new pope, 4 are from India

AS Pope Benedict XVI prepares for his exit from the Apostolic Palace, 120 cardinals from around the world will begin saddling up for the...
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Pope Benedict’s successor will lead a church at a crossroads

Pope Benedict XVI's surprise announcement on Monday that he will resign on February 28 sets the stage for a succession battle that is likely to determine the future course of a church troubled by scandal and declining faith in its traditional strongholds around the world.

Pope Benedict surprises world, steps down citing frailty

POPE Benedict surprised the world on Monday by saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to cope with the demands of his ministry, becoming the first pontiff to step down since the Middle Ages and leaving his aides "incredulous".

Martin Meyer Rosen: The man behind Jews for Jesus

IN an age when just about any blend of spiritual traditions can be viewed as chic or trendy, one major exception remains, even 2,000 years since it was first observed: Jews who believe Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah promised by God are regarded as traitors by the Jewish community.

Pastor Saeed Abedini tortured in Iranian prison, says wife

AMERICAN pastor Saeed Abedini is reportedly being tortured in an Iranian prison as an appeal against his 8-year sentence is being filed. "When I heard...

Chhattisgarh among worst states in child, mother care

CHHATTISGARH, where quality health care still eludes a majority of the population, has now earned the dubious distinction of being one of the worst states in providing care to new born children and their mothers, at pre and postnatal stages.

Gunmen attack 2 pastors in Kenya, kill one

TWO pastors in Kenya were shot Thursday morning by unknown gunmen who killed one of the men and wounded the other, according to a report from Open Doors, a Christian persecution watchdog.
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