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Six killed as tornadoes rip through US Midwest

A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes on Sunday that killed at least six people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, authorities said.

Praying in ruined churches, Filipinos face up to massive rebuilding

A massive relief effort is finally kicking into gear, nine days after one of the most powerful typhoons on record wreaked havoc across the impoverished area in the central Philippines with monster winds and a deadly storm surge of sea water.
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Netanyahu to lobby world powers against Iran nuclear deal

NETANYAHU has condemned a proposal, to be discussed in a third round of talks between six world powers and Tehran on November 20-23, to ease economic sanctions on Iran if it suspends parts of its nuclear program.

Christians among 80 executed in North Korea

SOUTH Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported that the so-called criminals were put to death in seven cities across North Korea on Nov. 3, in the first known large-scale public executions by the Kim Jong-un regime.

Anti Human Trafficking activist James Varghese honored

JAMES VARGHESE, president of the Indian Rescue Mission, a well-known anti human trafficking organization that rescues young girls forced into the sex trade, has been awarded the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for social justice by the Missionaries of Charity, Harmony Foundation and by Government of Maharashtra in Mumbai.

Aid operations pick up pace in Philippines

RELIEF operations in this typhoon-devastated region of the Philippines picked up pace Wednesday, but still only minimal amounts of water, food and medical supplies were making it to the hardest-hit areas.
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North Korean Christians pray for ‘free’ Christians to ‘realize God is all you need’

ONE of the first things Eric Foley, the co-founder of Seoul USA, learned about the North Korean underground church is that it is not...

Did Israeli gov’t vandalize box that held the bones of Jesus’ brother?

A limestone box said to have once held the bones of the brother of Jesus was at the center of the most controversial forgery case in decades -- and it was allegedly vandalized by the Israeli government before being returned to its owner.

Vatican to display ‘bones of St. Peter’ for the first time

THE Vatican said it would display for the first time bones believed to be the mortal remains of St. Peter, the leader of Jesus’ 12 apostles, to mark the end of the Year of Faith, Nov. 24.

Pope Francis effect in rising church attendance in Italy

FIRST, the name “Francesco” leapfrogged to No. 1 on the list of the most popular baby names in Italy. Then, the city of Rome reported...
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Nine killed in police firing in anti-Sterlite agitation in Thoothukudi

The chief minister also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of each of those killed, Rs 3 lakh to those seriously injured, and Rs 1 lakh for people who suffered minor injuries.