Pope pleads to end child abuse
Pope Benedict XVI led the world’s 1.1 billion
Roman Catholics into Christmas at a midnight Mass on Thursday in
which he appealed for an end to child abuse in all its forms.
Attacks against Congo aid staff on the rise: UN
Attacks against aid workers in the Democratic
Republic of Congo are becoming more common, a UN agency said
yesterday, pleading for security guarantees to be given to
Japan to tackle pirates off Somalia
Japan said Thursday it was considering
dispatching a destroyer to waters off Somalia to guard against
pirates who are inflicting a costly toll on the shipping industry.