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Because of the plummeting number of European Catholics and rising number of African Catholics, a University of Notre Dame political scientist says an African pope would best reflect the reality of current Church demographics. “In the eight years...
LONDON (AP) — Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, according to the most expansive global look so far...
Tags: Measles, Lung Cancer, Diabetes, Malaria, High Blood Pressure
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the Republican Party needs to go back to basics to attract the broad coalition of voters credited with putting President Barack Obama back in the White House. Kindergarten basics. "If we want...
WSBT-TVST. JOSEPH COUNTY – A man accused of murdering a Mishawaka woman, then running away to Africa, was in court on Wednesday afternoon for the first time. 19-year old William Karimu of Mishawaka appeared in court by video conference wearing a navy blue...
MODIMOLLE, South Africa (AP) — A hippo who wandered into a swimming pool at a South African game reserve three days ago died Friday before a rescue team could pull him out with a crane. Wildlife rescue expert Simon Prinsloo had been pouring water...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterA man accused of murdering an 84-year-old Mishawaka woman during a home invasion in December has been apprehended — 5,000 miles from the scene of the crime. William Karimu, 19, a native of Sierra Leone, Africa, was arrested by Sierra Leone...
Tags: Crimes, International Law, Trials, Extradition, Murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A paramedic official says chimpanzees at a sanctuary for the animals in eastern South Africa bit and dragged a man at the reserve, badly injuring him. In a statement, Jeffrey Wicks of the Netcare911 medical emergency services...
Tags: South Africa, Jane Goodall
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The lawyer of Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide says actor Danny Glover has arrived in South Africa to escort the exiled former president home. Miami lawyer Ira Kurzban flew to Johannesburg Wednesday on the same mission amid...
Tags: South Africa, Justice System, Politics, Lawyers, Harry Belafonte
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND - The "Occupy Wall Street" movement spread to downtown South Bend on Saturday, where more than 100 people filled the sidewalk at the corner of Michigan Street and Jefferson Boulevard to protest big business and a government they say has...
ReutersLIBREVILLE (Reuters) - African military chiefs agreed on Saturday to more than double the size of a regional peacekeeping force deployed in Central African Republic, where authorities have struggled to contain violence after a rebel takeover. Thousands...
World NowSouth African court sentences foreign rhino horn smuggler to 40 years jail: A South African court Friday sentenced Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, to 40 years jail for his part in a Laos-based rhino smuggling syndicate which managed to take dozens of...
Reuters* Chinese, Korean and Spanish firms to bid by early 2014 * Plant would provide 4,800 MW, S.Africa to buy over half * Congo needs more electricity to power mining operations By John Irish PARIS, May 18 (Reuters) - Chinese, South Korean and Spanish...
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