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US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters push into IS-held town

BEIRUT — U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters are pushing deeper into an eastern town held by the Islamic State group, taking its main market amid intense fighting with the extremists in their last holdout. Members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces … more

After manhunt, Israel kills Palestinian behind deadly attack

JERUSALEM — Israeli police say security forces tracked down a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis and shot and killed him, following a two-month manhunt. Police say Ashraf Naalweh was armed when he was found and that he was killed … more



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  • Council of Trent Convened (1545)
    on 12/13/2018 at 5:00 am

    The Council of Trent made sweeping reforms to the Catholic Church over 18 years, eliminating many abuses criticized in the Protestant Reformation. Convened by Pope Paul III at Trento, Italy—28 years after Martin Luther issued his 95 Theses—the council fixed the canon of the Old and New Testaments, set the number of sacraments at seven, defined […]