The embrace of the first captive returned shows that the girls could be reintegrated into society when they are rescued
One of 219 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram Islamists for more than two years has been found, the military and activists said Wednesday, the first rescue that has raised hopes for those still being held. Amina Ali was discovered...Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican played down on Friday expectations that Pope Francis might be ready to ordain women as deacons after he had raised hopes among liberal Catholics by promising to set up a commission to study the issue.
Scientists have reversed damage to nerve cells by inhibiting two metabolites that are linked to nerve cell death, raising hopes for a future treatment.
Pioneering gene therapy has restored some vision to patients with a rare form of genetic blindness for as long as four years, raising hopes it could be used to cure common causes of vision loss, new University of Oxford research published today shows.
South Sudan's leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country's nightmarish civil war could finally end. Opposition leader Riek Machar landed in the capital Juba on...Show More Summary
A handful of preliminary studies in recent years has raised hopes the epidemic of U.S. child obesity has stabilized or reversed. But new research finds continued growth in our kids' girth, suggesting that self-congratulation would be premature. Among children from infancy through age 18, rates...
By Fang Yan and Lee Chyen Yee BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc, the world's largest maker of heavy equipment, has raised hopes that China's battered construction sector may be showing signs of life, pointing to its strongest post-holiday period in three years after a government boost. Show More Summary
Starz has rounded out the cast of American Gods, its adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel. Joining the 10-episode series are Cloris Leachman (Malcom in The Middle, Raising Hope), Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break), Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Counselor) and Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Fast & Furious). Show More Summary
New leaders in both countries raised hopes for restructuring banks and state-owned companies. But current plans are not bold enough while the window for action is narrowing. Beijing’s investment habit and New Delhi’s obstructive bureaucracy are proving stubbornly hard to shift.
ABUJA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram exactly two years ago have been identified in a new video, raising hopes that they are all alive and renewing global calls for efforts to find them. Show More Summary
By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday after strong Chinese trade data raised hopes that the world's second largest economy was beginning to recover. JPMorgan Chase & Co kicked off big bank earnings on Wednesday with higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue. Show More Summary
For more than a year, Yemen, a small country of outsized strategic importance, has been torn by warfare. But a fragile cease-fire has raised hopes for peace despite widespread skepticism and dozens of reported violations by the warring sides. The truce, which came into effect at midnight Sunday,...
When presented with a trailer for a film starring T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, and Adam Pally—with appearances from Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Krysten Ritter, and Raising Hope’s Shannon Woodward—most folks, The A.V. Club included,...Show More Summary
The Colombian government on Wednesday formally entered peace talks with the second-largest rebel group, the ELN, even as it continued to work on finishing the terms of a peace accord with the FARC guerrillas. One human rights advocate...Show More Summary
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey's prime minister raised hopes of a deal with EU leaders on Friday to help stem the influx of migrants into Europe, but France and Germany warned of difficult talks as both sides grapple with how to send refugees back from Greece.
Russian warplanes and troops stationed at Russia's air base in Syria started leaving for home on Tuesday after a partial pullout order from President Vladimir Putin the previous day, a step that raises hopes for progress at the newly reconvened U.N.-brokered peace talks in Geneva. The U.N. special...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The influential speaker of Lebanon's parliament signaled on Friday that a deal to elect a president was almost ready, raising hopes that a presidential vacuum which has paralyzed the political system for nearly two years could soon be filled.