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  • Turkey's 'Song of My Mother' Takes Top Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Erol Minta's debut feature "Song of My Mother," which was a Turkey-France-Germany co-production, won the top award, the Heart of Sarajevo, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which comes with €16,000 ($21,200). The jury said...
  • Jesus reached out to the powerless ones

    When I was attending Catholic grade school growing up, a common picture you would see in the classrooms was a picture of Jesus surrounded by children. Jesus was reaching out to touch one of them or he had his hand on one of their heads. The children...
  • Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]

    Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]
    Hollywood has come up with some fearsome swarms of monstrous villains -- think of the orcs in "The Hobbit" or the zombies in "World War Z" -- but those computer-generated creatures are nothing compared to the all-too-real swarm of monsters that have...
  • Asylum seekers file lawsuit against Australian government

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers held on remote Christmas Island are suing the Australian government for failing to provide adequate health care, piling more pressure on Canberra over its controversial policy of detaining children. Lawyers acting for...
  • If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does?

    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe Al Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...
  • Israel buries 4-year-old killed by mortar fire near Gaza

    Israel buries 4-year-old killed by mortar fire near Gaza
    Israel on Sunday buried the first of its children killed in the latest war in the Gaza Strip, and at the funeral, the country’s president made indirect reference to the nearly 500 Palestinian children who have died as well in the course of nearly...
  • As Kenya fights terrorism, its tactics come under fire

    The 44-year-old Muslim cleric was driving with his family along a narrow highway on Kenya's coast when bullets shattered the car's windows and blood seeped through his white robes. Sheik Aboud Rogo Mohammed steered the car to the shoulder and...
  • Bombings in Iraq target Shiites, kill dozens

    A wave of bombings struck majority Shiite Muslim areas of Baghdad and two other Iraqi cities Monday, killing at least four dozen people in an apparently worsening spiral of sectarian bloodletting. In the deadliest incident, a suicide bomber set off...
  • Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor

    Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor
    Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 346...
  • U.S. judge named to U.N. panel on Gaza conflict

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations' Human Rights Council announced on Monday he had appointed a U.S. judge to join a panel set up to look into alleged war crimes during Israel's military offensive in Gaza. Israel has already dismissed...
  • U.N. rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes in Iraq

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned "appalling, widespread" crimes being committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners and "ethnic and religious cleansing". The...