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Asia on Alert for Ebola Outbreak
Asia on Alert for Ebola Outbreak
Asia on Alert for Ebola Outbreak

Asia On Alert For Ebola Outbreak

The largest known outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa is prompting authorities as far away as Asia to take preventive measures, although scientists say a global spread of the disease is unlikely.
 
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Vatican intervenes to remove a priest in Paraguay accused of sex abuse in US
Vatican intervenes to remove a priest in Paraguay accused of sex abuse in US
Vatican intervenes to remove a priest in Paraguay accused of sex abuse in US

Vatican Removes Priest In Paraguay Accused Of Sex Abuse In US

The Vatican has ordered a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Paraguay to remove a priest accused of sex abuse in the U.S. and to restrict the activities of the bishop who hired him.
 
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Poll: More Italians Support Abortion More Than Cosmetic Surgery

As the Catholic Church wrestles with changing community attitudes on key social issues, a new Italian survey finds more support for abortion, gay rights and euthanasia than for cosmetic surgery.

 
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COMMENTARY: China’s Grim Religious Freedom Problem

While last month marked the 25th anniversary of China’s silencing freedom in Tiananmen Square, this month China has been cementing this grim legacy — particularly regarding religious freedom.
 
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Survey: Most Americans say U.S. should shelter, not deport, child migrants
Survey: Most Americans say U.S. should shelter, not deport, child migrants
Survey: Most Americans say U.S. should shelter, not deport, child migrants

Survey: Most Americans Say U.S. Should Shelter, Not Deport, Child Migrants

Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. And they say the United States should support these children while reviewing their cases, not de...
 
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Appeals court ruling clears way for gay marriage in the heart of Bible Belt
Appeals court ruling clears way for gay marriage in the heart of Bible Belt
Appeals court ruling clears way for gay marriage in the heart of Bible Belt

Appeals Court Clears Way For Gay Marriage In Bible Belt

A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday (July 28), making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as n...

 
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State Department report: Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions
State Department report: Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions
State Department report: Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions

Report: Religious Persecution Causes Millions To Migrate

And then there were nine. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday (July 28) that Turkmenistan has joined the State Department’s list of worst religious freedom offenders.
 
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In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surges
In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surges
In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surges

In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surges

False rumors in Central America are fueling the current surge of undocumented young people being apprehended at the U.S. border. The inaccurate claims suggest the U.S. will give amnesty to young migrants from the region. As VOA...
 
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Nigeria Faces Possible Ebola Outbreak Amid National Doctors’ Strike
Nigeria Faces Possible Ebola Outbreak Amid National Doctors’ Strike
Nigeria Faces Possible Ebola Outbreak Amid National Doctors’ Strike

Nigeria Faces Possible Ebola Outbreak Amid National Doctors’ Strike

In the midst of a national doctors' strike, Nigerian authorities are now working to prevent an outbreak of Ebola, after the country’s first patient died last week.

 
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Obama: World Needs Self-reliant Africa
Obama: World Needs Self-reliant Africa
Obama: World Needs Self-reliant Africa

Obama: World Needs Self-Reliant Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama says the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance.