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Aug 18, 2014

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue. Francis outlined his priorities for ...

SeaWorld to build new, larger killer whale environments

Aug 16, 2014

SeaWorld to build new, larger killer whale environments

SeaWorld says it will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks and fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild. Business for the Orlando, Florida, company has been hurt by ...

Aug 8, 2014

Thailand pushes to ban commercial surrogacy

Thailand pushed to ban commercial surrogacy Thursday as a case involving nine surrogate babies allegedly with the same Japanese father emerged just days after a furor over the alleged abandonment of a surrogate-born baby with Down syndrome. The discovery of the nine babies being ...

Aug 7, 2014

Wikipedia fights back against Europe's 'right to be forgotten'

Wikipedia fought back against Europe’s “right to be forgotten” by listing the online encyclopaedia’s articles removed from search results, snubbing a court ruling that allows people to stop personal information appearing under Internet searches. The Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit organization that runs the free ...