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Raw: Pets Blessed in Mexico

Pet owners gathered at a church in Oaxaca, Mexico Monday to have their furry friends blessed, hoping to bring them protection…

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Scientists discover ancient "sea scorpion"

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Ukraine: back to school in Donetsk

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  • Kurds suspect another chemical attack by Islamic State in Iraq Reuters

    Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a rocket fired by Islamic State at their peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances. The Kurdistan Region's Security Council (KRSC) … More »Kurds suspect another chemical attack by Islamic State in Iraq

    Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they suspected a rocket fired by Islamic State at their peshmerga forces in northern Iraq contained chemical substances. The Kurdistan Region's Security Council (KRSC) said the attack had taken place along the front line north of Mosul on Aug. 31, and one peshmerga fighter was receiving …

  • White House welcomes Ukraine's move to boost eastern region Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday it welcomed the Ukrainian parliament's recent vote for constitutional changes that give its eastern region special status. "This action represents … More »White House welcomes Ukraine's move to boost eastern region

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday it welcomed the Ukrainian parliament's recent vote for constitutional changes that give its eastern region special status. "This action represents an important step towards comprehensive reform of Ukraine's governance and the empowerment of regional and …

  • Ukrainian police and national guard officers carry an injured colleague to an ambulance outside the parliament building in Kiev
    Big guns in east Ukraine fall silent, two more die from wounds in Kiev protests Reuters

    Sporadic shelling and shooting, which each side has blamed on the other, had ensured a steadily mounting death toll despite the ceasefire called as part of a peace plan worked out in Minsk, Belarus, in … More »Big guns in east Ukraine fall silent, two more die from wounds in Kiev protests

    Ukrainian police and national guard officers carry an injured colleague to an ambulance outside the parliament building in Kiev

    Sporadic shelling and shooting, which each side has blamed on the other, had ensured a steadily mounting death toll despite the ceasefire called as part of a peace plan worked out in Minsk, Belarus, in February. More than 6,500 people have been killed since a separatist rebellion erupted there in April 2014.

  • Russia expels Ukrainian diplomat - RIA Reuters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has expelled an Ukrainian diplomat in retaliation for Kiev's expulsion of a Russian diplomat, RIA news agency on Tuesday quoted a source at the Russian foreign ministry as … More »Russia expels Ukrainian diplomat - RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has expelled an Ukrainian diplomat in retaliation for Kiev's expulsion of a Russian diplomat, RIA news agency on Tuesday quoted a source at the Russian foreign ministry as saying. It gave no further details. Ties between Moscow and Kiev hit rock bottom over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's …

  • Azeri court jails corruption-busting journalist Reuters

    By Nailia Bagirova BAKU (Reuters) - A prominent journalist known for exposing corruption among Azerbaijan's ruling elite was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail on Tuesday, in a case rights groups … More »Azeri court jails corruption-busting journalist

    By Nailia Bagirova BAKU (Reuters) - A prominent journalist known for exposing corruption among Azerbaijan's ruling elite was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail on Tuesday, in a case rights groups condemned as politically motivated. Khadija Ismayilova, 39, who works for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio …

  • Pope Francis talks from the window during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican

    By Isla Binnie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin …

  • By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The current El Nino weather phenomenon is expected peak between October and January and could turn into one of the strongest on record, experts from the World Meteorological Organization said at a news conference on Tuesday. Climate models and experts suggest surface waters in the east-central …

  • Tow trucks pull a vehicle that was swept off after it tried to cross a flooded road at Pobitora village, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing several people and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 people to leave their homes. The state's disaster management authority said Tuesday some 50,000 people were sheltering in 168 relief camps across rain-soaked …

  • Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel, Monday, Sept.1, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

    Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort. Reflecting his papacy's central theme of mercy, Francis said in letter …

  • United States Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker Polar Sea (WAGB 11) in the ice channel near McMurdo, Antarctica

    By Roberta Rampton ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where quickly melting sea ice has spurred more maritime traffic, and the United States has fallen far behind Russian resources. The move, part of a push …

  • Nieto speaks during a news conference in Mexico City

    By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Reeling from their worst electoral drubbing in a generation, Mexico's main opposition parties are poised to join forces in state elections to weaken President Enrique Pena Nieto's ruling party before the next presidential election. The center-right National Action Party (PAN) and …

  • NEW YORK, N.Y. - Donald Trump is returning to NBC.

  • Hungary will register all migrants that come to the country and send economic migrants back to the state from which they entered Hungary, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told reporters on Tuesday. "If the decision is positive the refugee can stay, but if it is not positive we cannot give shelter to the economic migrants, …

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics CEO Toshiro Muto speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials. Reversing their earlier support for designer Kenjiro Sano against allegations of plagiarizing the design, the organizers said the decision came after new …

  • A man waves a rainbow flag while observing a gay pride parade in San Francisco, California

    A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision, rejected requests for marriage licenses from three same-sex couples on Tuesday in a deepening legal standoff now two months old, attorneys for the couples said. Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage …

 
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