Pakistan unites after assault

Pakistan declared three days of mourning Wednesday, and prayer services were scheduled across the country.


Pakistanis united in horror and grief at Tuesday’s assault, in which Taliban gunmen stormed the Army Public School and Degree College, killing 148 people.

The Rev. Libby Lane at St. Peter’s Church, where she has been a vicar since 2007.

Church of England names Lane as first female bishop

The Church of England on Wednesday named the Rev. Libby Lane, a parish priest for 20 years in the north of England, as its first female bishop.

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No Backlash After Sydney Siege, but Muslims Are Fearful

SYDNEY — When television networks this week showed hostages being forced by a gunman to hold a flag with Arabic script against the window of a Sydney cafe where they were being held, it was the first sign that their captor wanted to link his cause to Islam.

Sony hacking ‘merits an appropriate response,’ White House says

WASHINGTON — The suspected North Korea computer attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment is a ‘‘serious national security matter,’’ White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday, as officials said the Obama administration is preparing to publicly name the country behind the devastating hack.

Colombia’s government rebuffs rebel truce

Colombia’s government on Thursday rebuffed the truce declared unilaterally by the country’s largest rebel group, saying the conditions are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached.

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Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


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