05 February 2014

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Koreas agree to resume family reunions (62)
North calls for improved relations before annual US-South Korean military drills In this handout provided by South Korean Unification Ministry, Lee Duk- Haeng (right), the head of South KoreaБ─(tm)s working-level delegation to family reunion and his North Korean counterpart Park Yong-Il (left) exchange agreement documents after their meeting in Panmunjom, North Korea. Photograph: South Korean Unification Ministry/Getty Images
Bombings in and around Iraqi capital kill 7 people (52)
Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a new string of bombings in and around Baghdad has killed at least seven people. A police officer says a parked car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in Baghdad's western Shurta district today morning, killing four people and wounding 11. Another car bomb, this one in the southwestern Maalef neighbourhood, killed two people and wounded nine.
U.N. demands Vatican ‘immediately remove' child abusers (24)
By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times Wednesday, February 5, 2014 The United Nations has gone on the attack against the Catholic Church, demanding the Vatican immediately discharge all suspected and known child abusers, characterizing its views of gays and birth control as archaic and insisting the Holy See open for public review any files on any clergy tied to criminal investigations. The U.N.
UN asks Vatican to act against child abusers (27)
(AP) / 5 February 2014 UN human rights committee criticises Vatican for its attitudes toward homosexuality, contraception and abortion. A UN human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the paedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes.
Israel pushes on with plans for hundreds of settlement homes (18)
(Reuters) / 5 February 2014 The Palestinians have said that expansion of Israeli settlements, which most countries deem illegal, could derail the US-sponsored peace talks. Israel's Jerusalem municipality approved building plans on Wednesday for 558 new homes in the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians want for a future state. A municipality spokeswoman said the local planning committee had approved
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