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Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

Friday, 8 September 2017, 07:36 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

French, British and Dutch military authorities rushed aid to a devastated string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left at least 11 people dead and thousands homeless as it spun...

Pope urges forgiveness in Colombia after decades of conflict

Friday, 8 September 2017, 07:27 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis urged young Colombians on Thursday to take the lead in promoting forgiveness to help their country heal from a half-century of conflict, saying they should "look to the future without the...

Why you may not need all those days of antibiotics

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 15:23 Last update: about 15 days ago The Conversation

A recent article in the British Medical Journal set off a bit of a firestorm with its claim that “the antibiotic course has had its day.” The authors challenged the very widespread belief...

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 07:28 Last update: about 16 days ago The Conversation

As someone who researches generational differences, I find one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “What generation am I in?” If you were born before 1980, that’s...

Pope kicks off visit to Colombia aimed at building bridges

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 07:20 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis opens the first full day in his Colombia visit on Thursday with messages to political leaders and citizens alike encouraging all to rally behind a peace process seeking an end for Latin...

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 14:32 Last update: about 17 days ago Associated Press

Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly...

Pope heads to Colombia seeking to heal conflict's wounds

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 06:17 Last update: about 17 days ago Associated Press

Pope Francis is heading to Colombia on Wednesday to try to help heal the wounds of Latin America's longest-running conflict, bolstered by a new cease-fire with a holdout rebel group but fully aware of...

China has tools to pressure Kim but worries of consequences

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 07:15 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un's government so hard it collapses. Though China has long been the North's main trading partner and diplomatic...

Palace announces Prince William, Kate expecting third child

Monday, 4 September 2017, 11:58 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. The announcement comes as a surprise, as there had been little...

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