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  • Alton Sterling's son remembers last time spent with his father Play Video

    July 13, 2016 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The son of Alton Sterling, the man who was shot to death by two BRPD officers in front of a convenience store, spoke out for the first time since his father's death. Cameron spoke about his relationship with his father while calling for peace and unity in... more »
  • Syrian rebels: No talks unless humanitarian conditions met

    January 13, 2016 1:41 PM

    BEIRUT - Rebel groups in Syria say they are rejecting peace talks in Geneva later this month unless humanitarian conditions mentioned in a U.N. resolution are fulfilled. In a statement Wednesday, the Free Syrian Army and 33 other factions and rebel groups - including the powerful Army of Islam -... more »
  • Pope prays for peace in Syria, Libya

    December 25, 2015 10:40 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is praying that peace processes for Syria and Libya will succeed in ending the suffering of the people of those countries. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, the pope today denounced the ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine --... more »
  • Christians in Bethlehem mark Christmas amid violence

    December 24, 2015 2:47 PM

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank - The Palestinian tourism minister says Bethlehem "is the birthplace of the king of peace, so what we want is peace." But Bethlehem in recent months has been a focal point for clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters amid violence gripping the region. Today,... more »
  • Man arrested, punched for trying to take officer's Taser

    August 6, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was booked for resisting arrest after police said he tried to grab an officer's Taser during a struggle Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police said officers were sent to Jackson Avenue over a fight between 48-year-old Lonald Ray Blakes and his wife. The... more »
  • Peace Day Festival Play Video

    May 25, 2015 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The fifth annual Peace Day Festival is coming up Saturday, June 6th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year's event will feature over 20 local artists and vendors. The exciting night will be full of music, belly dancing, acroyoga, and much more. The mission of the... more »
  • Putin: Leaders agree to deal for Ukraine cease-fire

    February 12, 2015 3:44 AM

    MINSK, Belarus - Russian President Vladimir Putin says the warring parties in the Ukrainian conflict have agreed on a cease-fire beginning midnight on Saturday and a division line for withdrawing heavy weapons. After 15 hours of talks in the Belarusian capital, Putin said agreements had been signed, one declaring the... more »
  • Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal Play Video

    August 19, 2014 2:40 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though... more »
  • Gaza truce extension fans hope of Cairo talks deal Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:05 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appears to be holding despite a rocky start, fanning cautious optimism of progress in Israel-Hamas negotiations in Cairo. It's the longest cease-fire yet since the war broke out last month in the Gaza Strip. The fighting has so far killed... more »
  • US: ball is in Taliban's court for Afghan talks

    June 22, 2013 11:06 AM

    DOHA, Qatar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a spat over the Taliban office in Qatar is the "very first test" of the Islamic militant movement's commitment to peace talks. The opening of the Taliban office was heralded as the best chance of bringing the sides to the... more »
  • Obama says mideast peace "really hard problem"

    March 20, 2013 2:31 PM

    JERUSALEM- President Barack Obama says he's certain he could have done things differently when it comes to the Mideast. But he says bringing peace to the region is "a really hard problem" to solve - one that's lingered for more than 60 years. The president also suggests that failure to... more »
  • LSU women's basketball assistant coach arrested

    January 22, 2013 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU assistant women's basketball coach Tony Perotti is out of jail on bond after his arrest this weekend in suspicion of a drunken bar disturbance. Perotti was charged with disturbing the peace and two counts of remaining after forbidden when he was booked into the East... more »

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