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  • Pakistan PM: honor killing of pregnant woman was ‘unacceptable’

    May 29, 2014 7:03 PM 12

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif demanded to know on Thursday why police stood by while a pregnant woman was beaten to death by her family in front of one of the country's top courts. Farzana Iqbal, 25, was killed by a group of attackers, including her father, on Tuesday because she had married the man she loved and prompted

  • Israel, Palestine prayer meeting to take place June 8, Vatican says

    May 29, 2014 6:25 PM 8

    VATICAN CITY – Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will join Pope Francis for an afternoon praying for peace at the Vatican on June 8, the Vatican said Thursday. Francis had invited both men to "my home" to pray during his recent trip to the Middle East. Speaking from the biblical town of Bethlehem, Francis said: "Building

  • Vatican prayer meeting with Abbas, Peres to be held June 8

    May 29, 2014 5:53 PM 4

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will join Pope Francis for an afternoon of prayer at the Vatican on June 8, the Vatican said Thursday. In a brief statement, the Vatican said both sides accepted the date for the prayer meeting, which Francis suggested during his recent trip to the Middle East. Both men immediately

  • South Philly Auto Body Shop Allegedly Kept Dead Deer Parts For … Reasons

    May 29, 2014 5:35 PM 5

    It’s not quite stealing human skin, but then again, on the weirdness scale, South Philly isn’t quite Delco: According to NBC10, 41 people have been charged in a multi-million dollar insurance fraud case that involved fake car accidents, one helluva motto, and some dead deer. The story is basically this: Allegedly, the owners of a South Philly auto body shop “routinely

  • Indian court asked to decide whether revered Hindu guru is dead or just meditating

    May 29, 2014 5:21 PM 3

    New Delhi — The family and followers of one of India’s wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation. His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, the founder of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan religious order, with a property estate worth an estimated US$167-million, died in January

  • Two Sisters Allegedly Gang-Raped, Hanged From Tree in UP Village

    May 29, 2014 4:42 PM 58

    Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: May 29, 2014 10:48 IST Badaun, UP: Two teen girls were allegedly gang-raped and later hanged from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district on Wednesday. The two girls, who were cousins aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on Tuesday night. Their bodies were found hanging from a tree in Katra

  • Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

    May 29, 2014 3:57 PM 13

    DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers including a general, as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to crush rebellions in the east swiftly following the election of a new president. After weeks of accusations from Kiev of Russian involvement in the uprising, a rebel

  • Marine Le Pen as President? France Thinks the Unthinkable

    May 29, 2014 3:41 PM 21

    World | Reuters | Updated: May 29, 2014 21:09 IST Paris: The victory of France's far-right National Front in EU elections and the disarray of its two main parties has the French asking themselves an awkward question: could its leader Marine Le Pen be their next president? The answer for now is: "Probably not". But the mere fact that serious analysts

  • El-Sissi’s rival skeptical of turnout figures, but concedes defeat Add to ...

    May 29, 2014 3:29 PM 1

    The defeated candidate in Egypt’s presidential candidate has accepted defeat by the nation’s former military chief, but said turnout figures announced by the government are not credible. Left-wing politician Hamdeen Sabahi says there were serious violations in the vote, but not enough to significantly change the outcome – a crushing victory for the retired

  • UPDATE 2-Egypt central bank keeps interest rates on hold

    May 29, 2014 3:26 PM 3

    CAIRO May 29 (Reuters) - Egypt's central bank left key interest rates unchanged on Thursday, a day after Egyptians voted to elect former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as president, as it tries to balance growth and inflation pressures. The central bank kept the overnight deposit rate and the overnight lending rate at 8.25 percent and 9.25 percent