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‘Tears in the streets’ in Latin America – NBCNews.com

>> this first ever leaatin american pope is a nod to hispanics who make up 40% of all catholics around the globe. there was, as we said, happiness throughout the region following the announcement today. nbc’s miguel almaguer is in rio for us tonight. >> reporter: […]

First Latin American pope ‘very exciting,’ faithful say – CNN

First Latin American pope ‘very exciting,’ faithful say – CNN

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The new pope is Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, who takes the name Pope Francis. The announcement came on Wednesday, March 13, the first full day of the cardinals’ conclave in the […]

Syria crisis: rebel war crimes increasing says Amnesty – live updates – The Guardian

Syria crisis: rebel war crimes increasing says Amnesty – live updates – The Guardian

Welcome to Middle East Live.  Here’s a roundup of the latest developments:  Syria • Amnesty International has documented an increase in war crimes and other human rights abuses committed by rebel groups including hostage taking, torture and summary killings. Its Middle East and North Africa deputy director Ann Harrison said:  While the vast majority of war […]

Indian Kashmir Under Curfew – Voice of America

Authorities in Indian Kashmir have imposed a curfew after a militant attack killed five soldiers Wednesday in the region’s main city, Srinagar. Troops patrolled the streets of Srinagar Thursday. Police said Wednesday that two militants opened fire on a paramilitary camp, killing five soldiers and wounding at least seven others. Authorities […]

Where there’s smoke at the Vatican, there’s social media – CBC.ca

When white smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel’s chimney – the centuries-old signal a new pope had been chosen –thousands of people got a text and an email. They had signed up for a service from www.PopeAlarm.com, a new website launched this week that promised: “When the smoke goes up, you’ll know what’s going […]

Ari Shavit / The president who holds Israel’s fate in the palm of his hand – Haaretz

Text size Comments (1) The question of who Israel’s prime minister will be is usually an important one. But as far as Israel’s national security is concerned, the question is […]

UN for peaceful resolution to India-Italy diplomatic row – Hindustan Times

Amidst a diplomatic row between India and Italy over the fate of two Italian marines, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for a peaceful resolution to the issue. Massimiliano Lattore and Salvatore Girone, charged with homicide for killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in February last […]

VW Targets 60% Jump in Chinese Vehicle Production by 2018 – Businessweek

Volkswagen AG (VOW), Europe’s largest automaker, plans to increase production 60 percent by 2018 in China, where the German company’s earnings last year surged by almost half. A new plant in China approved by the supervisory board will build as many as 300,000 vehicles yearly and will start operating in early 2016, Chief Executive Officer […]

Switzerland Keeps Key Rates, Currency Cap Unchanged – RTT News

The Swiss National Bank decided to retain its key interest rate and the currency ceiling on Thursday as an appreciation of the Swiss franc would compromise price stability, posing serious consequences for the economy. At its latest quarterly monetary policy assessment, the SNB said it will maintain the exchange rate of Swiss franc at 1.2 […]

‘Veronica Mars’: Where Are They Now? – ABC News

‘Veronica Mars’: Where Are They Now? – ABC News

Thanks to devoted fans, a “Veronica Mars” movie is on the way. The creator of the teen cult television drama, Rob Thomas, along with star Kristen Bell, started a Kickstarter campaign Wednesday to raise money for a film continuation of the show. Within four hours, the campaign had more than $1 million, beating the Kickstarter […]