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2014-03-20 04:21:50

BRUSSELS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Azerbaijan has Wednesday declared its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine but it has also demanded that the same principles of international law apply to its annexed territories of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions, which have been occupied by Armenia for more than 20 years. In an open letter addressed to all European institutions, Elkhan Suleymanov, member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Parliamentary...

2011-03-13 08:30:25

The Vatican will roll out a new Facebook page this week to promote the upcoming May 1st beatification of Pope John Paul II, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. Among other things, the new site will link to video highlights of the late pontiff's 27-year papacy, and may well continue beyond May given the widespread interest in Pope John Paul II, the AP quoted Vatican officials as saying. Indeed, the Vatican's first event-themed Facebook page, which was dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI's...

2010-06-01 06:46:00

DUBLIN, June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Homegrown Player Tops 386 Strong Field to Take Down EUR85,220 in Campione, Italy Italian Giovanni Sutera came from final table short stack to take down the European Masters of Poker Italy winning EUR85,220 for topping the 386 strong field in Campione. Sutera quadrupled up three-handed to reinvigorate his challenged and, after Urek Primoz was dispatched in third place at Casino di Campione, Sutera and fellow Italian Fabio Percopo got...

2006-10-10 09:45:00

VATICAN CITY - Visitors to the Vatican soon will be able to descend into an ancient world of the dead, a newly unveiled necropolis that was a burial place for the rich and not-so-affluent during Roman imperial rule. The necropolis, which was unearthed three years ago during construction of a parking lot, will open to the public this week. One archaeologist said on Monday that sculptures, engravings and other objects found entombed with the dead made the find a "little Pompeii" of cemeteries....

2006-05-06 07:14:44

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict thanked the Swiss Guards for 500 years of service as papal protectors on Saturday, telling the world's smallest army to carry on with courage and loyalty and be "the true friends of God." The Pope led a mass in St Peter's Basilica to remember the 147 guards who died in the May 6, 1527, sacking of Rome, the army's biggest loss since its creation five centuries ago. The surviving members saved the life of Pope Clement VII. The mass was a highlight...

2006-02-23 12:50:00

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS -- After backing calls by Muslims for respect for their religion in the Mohammad cartoons row, the Vatican is now urging Islamic countries to reciprocate by showing more tolerance toward their Christian minorities. Roman Catholic leaders at first said Muslims were right to be outraged when Western newspapers reprinted Danish caricatures of the Prophet, including one with a bomb in his turban. Most Muslims consider any images of Mohammad to be...

2005-09-18 10:26:43

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - In an act of unusual transparency, the Vatican has published a graphically descriptive behind-the-scene account of Pope John Paul's final days, hours and minutes. According to a new Vatican volume that chronicles the last two months of his life, the Pope's last comprehensible words were "Let me go to the house of the Father." He uttered the phrase in Polish in a barely audible voice to aides about three and a half hours before he slipped...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.