Agence France-Presse More than a month after the Vatican fired high-ranking priest Krzysztof Charamsa for his very public coming-out, he says he has no regrets and is planning a book about his experience. The Polish priest made waves last month when he announced his homosexuality and said he had a Spanish boyfriend on
Agence France-Presse Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani announced the liberation of the town of Sinjar from the Islamic State group on Friday, the latest in a series of setbacks for the jihadists. The operation was led by the autonomous Kurdish regions peshmerga forces but also involved fighters from the Yazidi minority, which IS targeted in
Agence France-Presse US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned the Islamic State jihadist group its days are numbered, following an American strike in Syria targeting British militant Jihadi John. The coalition forces conducted an air strike targeting Jihadi John, whose real name is Mohammed Emwazi, he said on a visit to Tunis. We are
Reuters Four years after cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood, the state of Texas says it has been able to rebuild its safety net, in what could be a model for Republicans in Congress who hope to defund the nations largest family planning provider at the national level. Independent health experts dispute the claim, saying
Tom Boggioni On a campus that has been touched by real tragedy, college students at Virginia Tech have joined together to stand and protect Muslim students after a threat to kill them was found scrawled on a bathroom wall last week, reports The Daily Beast. While the University of Missouri has been in turmoil for
Reuters Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Friday stood by his contention that China is involved in the Syrian conflict, vowing to release evidence soon even as the White House dismissed his claims. At the Republican televised debate on Tuesday, the retired neurosurgeon was asked about the crisis in Syria and U.S. President Barack Obamas
Alan Yuhas, The Guardian Asteroid platinum and the briny water on Mars may soon be available for plunder, Republicans and Democrats have agreed, advancing a bill that would grant space resource rights and could challenge an international treaty on outer space. The US Senate passed the Space Act of 2015 this week, sending its revisions
The Conversation On Monday afternoon, after days of protests against his failure to address urgent concerns over racism on campus, the University of Missouris President Tim Wolfe resigned. This may have alleviated the immediate tension in Columbia, Missouri, but the wider debate over race relations on campuses is now spreading across the country. On Wednesday,
Reuters An 8-year-old boy accidentally shot a 10-year-old male relative with a handgun on Chicagos South Side, police said on Friday. The older boy was shot in the ribs on Thursday morning about 9 a.m. in a Chicago residence, Chicago police officer Jose Estrada said. The boy was hospitalized in guarded condition. Estrada said the
Arturo Garcia A terrorist attack against the Bataclan concert hall in Paris left 100 people dead before security forces shot and killed two of the reputed culprits, Agence France-Presse reported. The venue, which hosted a performance by the American band Eagles of Death Metal, was the scene of one of several attacks on Friday night.
Reuters The U.S. Supreme Court took up a major new abortion case on Friday, agreeing to hear a challenge by abortion providers to parts of a restrictive, Republican-backed Texas law that they contend are aimed at shutting clinics that offer the procedure. The case focuses in part on a provision that has not yet gone
Agence France-Presse One of the attackers at a Paris concert hall where at least 15 people were killed Friday fired into the crowd shouting Allahu akbar (God is greatest), a witness said. France has declared a state of emergency after at least 39 people have been killed in attacks across seven locations across the capital.