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Pope calls for special protection of Amazon – Next stop Bolivia for ‘pontiff of the poor’

QUITO: Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, heads yesterday to Bolivia on the second leg of a three-nation tour of the continent's poorest countries, where he has been acclaimed…

Millions share story of girl found dead in US

BOSTON: In her computer-generated image, she is the picture of innocence: a 4-year-old girl with long brown hair, chubby cheeks and expressive brown eyes. The image has attracted a staggering…

Pope wraps up first day Of South American trip

QUITO:-Pope Francis wrapped up the first day of a grueling three-nation South American trip Sunday after greeting tens of thousands of jubilant people who lined the streets of Quito. The…

GOP hopefuls compete for evangelical votes

MILNER, Georgia: Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but…

US celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

Bolivian villagers ban booze, set curfew over crimes

LA ASUNTA: The police car lights flashed in the dark and dusty streets of the Bolivian mountain village of La Asunta. The officers approached two boys and told them: "Go…

In land of Pachamama – Bolivians hope for Pope of ‘good intentions’

McCain denounces US troop Pullout plan in Afghanistan

KABUL: Influential Senator John McCain said yesterday the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 would be a "serious mistake", as stretched local forces battle…

Married Sunday, fired Monday: next US gay rights fight

CHICAGO: Gay marriage may now be legal across the United States, but that doesn't mean people won't get fired if their boss sees the wedding photos. A week after celebrating…

World’s largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

It's more than the world's largest folk art market. It's about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in…

State Dept releases nearly 2,000 Clinton emails

WASHINGTON: The State Department released nearly 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as top US diplomat late Tuesday, following orders from a federal judge. The large tranche of emails, mainly…

Escapee thought partner was slowing him down

PLATTSBURGH: Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man…