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Opposition leaders hanged

NEW DELHI (AP) – Bangladesh was on high alert Monday after executing two opposition leaders for war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war, despite threats of violence by their supporters and international concerns that the legal proceedings were flawed. A reporter was shot and wounded Sunday after covering the funeral of one of the men, though it was not clear who was... 

‘We are not the enemy’

ROME, Italy – Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Rome and Milan on Saturday to show solidarity with the victims of jihadist attacks, condemning violence in the name of religion and chanting “we are not the enemy.” “The message is clear, terrorism cannot continue to attack everywhere in the name of Muslims.  Read More »

Terror attacks leave parents, schools with tough questions

BOSTON (AP) – The terror attacks in France left schools and parents around the world grappling with what to say to children, and how to say it. When classes resumed this week, many teachers struggled to decide whether to discuss what happened in Paris. Parents wondered whether to talk about the violence or how to explain it. From country to country, the topic was tackled in different,... 

Obama, Netanyahu set for talks

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The parable of the tenants

Gospel Reading: Mt 21:33-43 Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: “Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey. When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce. 35But the tenants seized... 

‘Chimps are natural-born killers’

Paris (AFP) – Chimpanzees can be lethally violent to each other but this stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference, a study said on Wednesday. Zoologists, led by the famed Jane Goodall, have speculated for years on the causes of “chimpanzee wars” among Man’s genetically closest relatives. One theory is that the apes are made more aggressive... 

Palace assurance

Don’t worry about the soldiers deployed in the conflict-torn Zamboanga city. These battled-tested warriors are properly armed and fed while moving to quell the violence in the area. Malacañang made this assurance to dispel reports the troops are running low in food and ammunition while locked in a fierce gun battle with the Misuari-led Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) group... 

Duterte, Misuari speak on phone

By ALEXANDER LOPEZ DAVAO CITY – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said he doesn’t mind if the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) flag is raised in city hall as long as it won’t downgrade the Philippine flag. “As long as it is not higher than the Philippine flag I have no problem with that,“ he said.  Read More »

Morsi trial

Egypt’s state prosecutor says he has referred ousted President Mohammed Morsi for trial on charges of inciting the murder of protesters. The accusations relate to violence outside the presidential palace in Cairo last December when at least seven people were killed in clashes.  Read More »

Prayer for peace

The Catholic Church in the Philippines will join other countries in praying and fasting for peace in Syria. Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said they already disseminated the Pope’s appeal for prayer and fasting in all masses in his diocese.  Read More »