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Volcanic ash from Iceland severely disrupted air traffic across Europe for a second day on Friday, causing the cancellation of some 17,000 flights, according to the intergovernmental body that manages European air travel.

Pope Benedict said on Thursday the sexual abuse scandal shaking Roman Catholicism showed the church needed to do penance for its sins, in a rare public reference by the pope to pedophilia in the priesthood.

Around 7:49pm our time yesterday, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck China leaving the city of Quinghai buried under debris. Please keep them in your prayers.

Via Scientists may have discovered a new branch on your family tree. A team of researchers working in South Africa has unearthed what they believe are the remains of a previously unknown species predating modern humans. They recently discovered a couple of partial skeletons — an adult female and a juvenile male — that […]

// Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan swore-in his new cabinet Tuesday, handing the powerful oil ministry to a woman for the first time and putting a Goldman Sachs banker in charge of finance. Jonathan sacked the entire cabinet on March 17 as he moved to assert his authority in the African oil giant after replacing ailing President […]

VIA Civil unrest engulfed the politically troubled central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday, with the government declaring a state of emergency and street fighting in the capital resulting in at least 40 deaths, according to reports. The Kyrgyz Health Ministry said that along with the deaths, around 400 people were wounded in fighting […]