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Gunmen Attack Pakistan’s Karachi Airport

Karachi airportGunmen disguised as police guards stormed an airport terminal used for VIPs and cargo in Pakistan's largest city Sunday night, and the fighting ended with more than 20 dead, officials said.

The Chief Minister of Sindh province, Qaim Ali Shah, said the airport has been cleared.

The toll is now 22 killed, including nine airport security personnel, 10 attackers and two airport employees, according Major General Asim Bajwa, a Pakistan military spokesman. He said at least 20 people were wounded.

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Double bombing at party office kills 19 in Iraq

double bombimgi iraqA double bombing at a Kurdish party office killed 19 people in a town northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi officials said.

Police officials said the attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber set off his explosive vest at the gate of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan office in Jalula, 125 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Baghdad in the ethnically mixed Diyala province.

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U.S. reassembles key officials for Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear siteThe U.S. is reassembling key members of the diplomatic team that held secret negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, leading to a breakthrough agreement, and sending them to Geneva for direct talks with representatives from Tehran in hopes of making progress toward a comprehensive final deal.

The discussions involving Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Jake Sullivan, Vice President Joe Biden's top foreign policy adviser, are set for Monday and Tuesday. The European Union's political director, Helga Schmid, will sit in.

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Ireland’s ‘Mother and Baby Home’ Horror Goes Beyond Tuam’s Dead Infants

Ireland's dead babiesIt was 18 years ago that Padraig O’Morain wrote in The Irish Times about “Eileen,” whose baby was taken from her in a mother and baby home for adoption in the U.S.

Mother and baby homes were where young women who had conceived out of wedlock were sent to have their babies. They usually spent up to three years, more in some instances, working at the home after which the child was put up for adoption.

The publication in May 1996 of “Eileen’s” story in The Irish Times followed an announcement the previous month by then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dick Spring that files on the adoption of Irish babies in the U.S. had been found. It was said this offered hope that birth mothers and adopted children taken from them could meet again.

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Gunmen storm Iraq university campus

Gunmen attack Iraq universityArmed fighters stormed a university in Iraq's restive Anbar province Saturday, briefly taking students hostage before withdrawing from the school amid gunfire, officials and witnesses said.

The identity of the assailants was not confirmed, but Ramadi is one of two cities in Anbar that were overrun at the start of the year by tribal and Sunni armed groups, including the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  Shias are considered apostates by Sunni armed groups, whose resurgence is blamed by the Shia-led government on the increasingly sectarian war in neighboring Syria.

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North American Catholic and Orthodox officials urge Vatican to allow priests to marry

Pope FrancisA group of Catholic and Orthodox theologians is calling on Pope Francis to end the Catholic church's prohibition of married men within the priesthood for members of the faith who practice in Eastern Catholic churches.

Eastern Catholic and Orthodox churches recognize the divine authority of the papacy, but often have different ceremonial practices and cultural traditions. In most of the world, Eastern priests are allowed to wed, but in North America they are not.

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North Korea says it is holding third American tourist

Korea holds 3 touristNorth Korea detained a U.S. tourist, the third American held in the country, the nation's official Korean Central News Agency said Friday.

"American citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) as a tourist on April 29 and acted in violation of the DPRK law, KCNA reported. No other details were provided.

In April, North Korea said it had detained 24-year-old American Miller Matthew Todd for improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist. The brief report said he chose the North "as a shelter."

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