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US Continues Airstrikes in Push to Retake Mosul Dam

iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD, Iraq) — United States warplanes continued to launch air strikes near the Mosul Dam Sunday in support of a Kurdish and Iraqi ground operation to retake Iraq’s largest dam from the control of hundreds of ISIS fighters. The size of the Read More

Pope Francis Reaches out to China

Buda Mendes/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — Pope Francis made a strong gesture to reach out to China, saying the Catholic Church is not coming in as conquerors, and the important thing is to walk together. At a meeting with about 80 of Asia’s bishops on Read More

Young Readers Meet Teen Activist Malala Yousafzai

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They came from Serbia, the Middle East, Chicago, and New York. Fifteen young women with one dream: to meet their idol, teen activist Malala Yousafzai. “Malala Yousafzai is a giraffe,” Chloe Schneider, 12, wrote in a Read More

US Launches Airstrikes to Help Retake Mosul Dam

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The United States has launched airstrikes around the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq in support of a ground operation by Kurdish and Iraqi forces to retake the strategic dam which was seized by ISIS fighters earlier this month. The status Read More

Pope Francis Conducts Mass in Seoul, South Korea

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — Crowds holding yellow and white flags stood cheering in the sunshine as Pope Francis conducted mass in Seoul, where he beatified 124 South Koreans. Francis spoke of the great sacrifices of the men and women who, in Read More

Russian Military Vehicles Cross Border into Ukraine

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) — A U.S. official confirmed on Friday that Russian-made armored personnel carriers entered into Ukraine overnight. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Friday spoke with his Russian counterpart to discuss the ongoing Read More