Philippine police examining if head is from Canadian hostage
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Philippine police examining if head is from Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police found a severed head in the southern Philippines on Monday, June 13, 2016 and are examining whether it belonged to a Canadian hostage who is believed to have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants after a ransom deadline passed, officials said. The hostage, Robert Hall, was abducted from a marina … Continue reading

Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election
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Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The shadow of an imprisoned former president looms over Sunday’s Peru election, which has become in many ways a referendum on the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s iron-handed rule in the 1990s. Many of the nation’s rural, indigenous poor have flocked to the support of his daughter Keiko, grateful for her father’s … Continue reading

UN envoy to Syria to consult Security Council on peace talks
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UN envoy to Syria to consult Security Council on peace talks

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said he will speak to the U.N. Security Council later on Thursday, May 26,2016 and after that, announce plans for the resumption of stalled peace talks between the government and the opposition. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Staffan de Mistura said he will ask the council for … Continue reading

Winfrey explores megachurch drama in OWN series ‘Greenleaf’
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Winfrey explores megachurch drama in OWN series ‘Greenleaf’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s latest project as both producer and actress continues her exploration of religion and spirituality. The media mogul unveiled the first episode of her new series, “Greenleaf ,” on Wednesday night, May 25,2016  at a private screening at Soho House in West Hollywood, California. The show, which follows the … Continue reading

Rights group documents IS atrocities in Libyan city of Sirte
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Rights group documents IS atrocities in Libyan city of Sirte

CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group on Wednesday, May 18, released a report documenting atrocities by Libya’s Islamic State affiliate — including instances of “crucifixions” and shooting a man to death for “cursing God” — in the coastal city of Sirte, a stronghold of the militants. Human Rights Watch recounts “scenes of horror” that … Continue reading

Senate likely to advance $1.1 billion in Zika funding
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Senate likely to advance $1.1 billion in Zika funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-month delay, the Senate is acting on President Barack Obama’s request for money to combat the Zika virus. The Senate is slated to vote Tuesday, February 16 on three competing plans to battle the virus, with a bipartisan plan that cuts Obama’s $1.9 billion request to $1.1 billion having the … Continue reading

Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi
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Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief lawyer for Republicans on the House committee investigating the attacks. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman “repeatedly commended the military’s actions on … Continue reading