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  • 'Music Together' Celebrates 'Day Of Peace'

    'Music Together' Celebrates 'Day Of Peace'
    When both of my sons were babies and toddlers, we loved attending our local Music Together classes and have such fond memories of singing "Tingalayo" and "All Around the Kitchen Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo"! Now, this wonderful organization, committed to...
  • Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government

    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's...
  • Deaths mount as Israeli jets respond to Gaza rockets

    Fighter jets and rockets continued to fly Friday between Israel and Gaza on the fourth day of the recent crisis that has killed 100 Palestinians and pinned down civilian populations on both sides of the border. The death toll rose overnight as Israel&...
  • U.N. rights boss doubts legality of Israel's Gaza offensive

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians, and called on both sides to respect the rules of...
  • Central African Republic civilian leaders threaten to boycott peace talks

    BANGUI/PARIS (Reuters) - Key political and religious groups in strifetorn Central African Republic on Friday threatened to boycott peace talks in the neighboring Republic of Congo, saying their county's future should be resolved at home. French...
  • Gaza flare-up brings all-too-familiar dread to Israelis, Palestinians

    Gaza flare-up brings all-too-familiar dread to Israelis, Palestinians
    With rockets showering down on Israel and corpses piling up in Gaza, residents on either side of the divide have been left with a dreadful feeling of deja vu. But the question is: Are they witnessing a rerun from 2009 or from 2012? In January 2009,...
  • Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO

    GENEVA/LONDON - Five key groups, including gay men, prostitutes and prisoners, have stubbornly high rates of HIV that are threatening progress in the global AIDS battle, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. These people are most at risk of...
  • Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone and Liberia: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. This brought the total in West...
  • World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.

    World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Human Trafficking Presentation

    A Human Trafficking presentation will be held at Church of Christ, Congregational in Newington on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. Matt Friedman, an international human trafficking expert with more than 22 years of experience, will lead a discussion about...
  • Kids caught at the border deserve due process, including lawyers

    When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers. Now she is 14, and this year, after fleeing for her life, she was reunited with her parents in Los Angeles. For the girl, the perilous journey north...