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Rebels in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14 in village attack

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A local activist group says rebels in northeastern Congo have killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others, the latest attack in a region facing deteriorating security. The Center of Study for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, based in the eastern city of Goma, said Saturday that the attack occurred Friday evening in a village 7 kilometers (4 miles) east of the town of Eringeti. Continue reading

Rebels in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14 in village attack

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A local activist group says rebels in northeastern Congo have killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others, the latest attack in a region facing deteriorating security. The Center of Study for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, based in the eastern city of Goma, said Saturday that the attack occurred Friday evening in a village 7 kilometers (4 miles) east of the town of Eringeti. Continue reading

Toy Island Takes Movie-Making to New Levels at Toy Fair 2016 With Introduction of Special FX Master

NEW YORK , Feb. 13, 2016 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Toy Island is set to unveil a revolutionary way for kids to make videos during the North American International Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City Continue reading

Buzz Bee Toys®, a Division of ALEX BRANDS®, Announces Licensing Agreement with The Walking Dead Comic Series

FAIRFIELD, N.J. , Feb. 13, 2016 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Alex Brands® today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Skybound Entertainment’s The Walking Dead comic book series to manufacture, distribute and market a line of Buzz Bee Toys® dart blasters, water guns and more based on the successful zombie apocalypse comic. Continue reading

Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said. Four policemen were killed and seven others wounded in double-suicide attacks on their checkpoint outside a security forces station in the southern province of Helmand, said Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang, the provincial police chief Continue reading

Pope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significant

By JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine. The meeting in Havana, Cuba, on Friday between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was the first between the two church’s leaders. Popes have previously met with other leaders of Orthodox churches; the two churches split about a millennium ago. Continue reading

Pope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significant

By JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine. The meeting in Havana, Cuba, on Friday between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was the first between the two church’s leaders Continue reading

Pope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significant

By JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine. The meeting in Havana, Cuba, on Friday between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was the first between the two church’s leaders. Popes have previously met with other leaders of Orthodox churches; the two churches split about a millennium ago. Continue reading

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi declared the completion of Egypt’s transition to democratic rule in a 32-minute address to parliament, a 596-member chamber packed with his supporters Continue reading

Amid multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back

By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi declared the completion of Egypt’s transition to democratic rule in a 32-minute address to parliament, a 596-member chamber packed with his supporters Continue reading