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Pope denounces slaying of Dutch Jesuit in Syria

04/09/2014 4:41am
Pope Francis has denounced the "brutal slaying" of an elderly Jesuit priest in Syria and called for an end to the violence.

Myanmar vows to protect aid workers from violence

04/09/2014 7:11am
Myanmar vowed Wednesday to protect U.N. and humanitarian aid workers seeking to return to the strife-torn state of Rakhine after rampaging Buddhist mobs attacked the workers' homes and offices.

Pope blesses cross made from migrant boats

04/09/2014 10:51am
Pope Francis has blessed a wooden cross made from the boats of migrants who have come ashore at the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa.

Obamas send prayers to school stabbing victims

04/09/2014 11:41am
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school.

2 convicted in beating death of 96-year-old deacon

04/09/2014 12:51pm
Two men were convicted of murder Wednesday in the death of a 96-year-old church deacon, who was fatally beaten during a home break-in caught in part on surveillance cameras at his New York residence.

Islam critic: Brandeis turned honor into a shaming

04/09/2014 6:31pm
Brandeis University has transformed an accolade into "a moment of shaming" by withdrawing a plan to give an honorary degree to a Muslim women's advocate who has made comments critical of Islam, she said Wednesday.

School holiday display bill clears SC House panel

04/09/2014 7:40pm
South Carolina parents might very well see a menorah and a manger alongside a Christmas tree and even a Festivus pole from the TV show "Seinfeld" at their children's schools next winter if state legislation is passed.

Prayer vigil held after high school stabbings

04/09/2014 7:40pm
Some residents of Murrysville, Pa., have gathered for prayer at a church after today's stabbings at their high school.

Indonesia opposition leads, but less than expected

04/09/2014 11:41pm
Indonesia's biggest opposition party came out ahead in early election tallies Thursday, but the showing was far less than expected given the popularity of its pick for president, viewed as the favorite in this summer's presidential race.