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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.

February 13th, 2013 | Posted in Asia,World | Read More »

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 anyone as prime ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha elections. “Party’s parliamentary board will take a decision on this at an appropriate time”, he said parrying a volley of questions […]

February 13th, 2013 | Posted in India | Read More »

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.

February 13th, 2013 | Posted in Don Davis,Opinion | Read More »

120 cardinals to pick new pope, 4 are from India

Pope Benedict XVI

AS Pope Benedict XVI prepares for his exit from the Apostolic Palace, 120 cardinals from around the world will begin saddling up for the trip to the Vatican City, for the conclave that will elect a new pope to the Roman Catholic Church. Among these will be the four cardinals from India: Cardinals George Alencherry […]

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in India | Read More »

Pope Benedict’s successor will lead a church at a crossroads

Pope Benedict XVI

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.

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in News Headlines | Read More »

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”.

February 11th, 2013 | Posted in News Headlines | Read More »

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.

February 11th, 2013 | Posted in Life | Read More »

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 this from my husband, I cried. It broke my heart. Behind those walls he feels helpless and relies on us to be his voice. It is so easy to feel […]

February 11th, 2013 | Posted in Middle East,News Headlines,World | Read More »

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.

February 11th, 2013 | Posted in India | Read More »

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.

February 11th, 2013 | Posted in Africa,World | Read More »

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