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Descendant from slaves, oldest person on Earth turns 116 in Brooklyn

Jul 7, 2015

Descendant from slaves, oldest person on Earth turns 116 in Brooklyn

The world’s oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York. Susannah Mushatt Jones marked the occasion privately with family but a public celebration is planned for Tuesday, according to the Gerontology Research ...

Jul 6, 2015

Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is reportedly ill

The fugitive leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in ...

On Latin America visit, Pope to speak up for poor and planet

Jul 6, 2015

On Latin America visit, Pope to speak up for poor and planet

Latin America’s first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society. Children in traditional dress greeted Francis at Mariscal Sucre ...

Surviving N.Y. escapee now faces 23 hours a day in a cell

Jul 6, 2015

Surviving N.Y. escapee now faces 23 hours a day in a cell

The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday. David ...

Turkey military commanders huddle over Syria intervention: report

Jul 6, 2015

Turkey military commanders huddle over Syria intervention: report

The Turkish army has called a meeting of troop commanders stationed along its fortified border with Syria to discuss possible intervention in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Sunday. Turkey has boosted its military defenses on the volatile border over the past week, stationing ...

Female suicide bomber kills five in northeast Nigeria church

Jul 6, 2015

Female suicide bomber kills five in northeast Nigeria church

A female suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. It is the latest bombing in a string of attacks blamed on the Islamic extremist ...