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An American tourist had to be rescued on Mount Vesuvius near Naples after he apparently slipped into the volcano’s crater while trying to recover his dropped cellphone. News reports said the … more
A World Boxing Council championship belt belonging to former South African President Nelson Mandela has been stolen from a museum in Soweto. The belt was given to Mandela by American boxing legend … more
South African police are patrolling the streets of Johannesburg’s Soweto township, following a spate of bar shootings that have rocked the nation. Activists say the country’s abundance of guns … more
Genocide survivors in Rwanda welcomed the conviction of Laurent Bucyibaruta, the highest-ranking Rwandan to have been convicted in France on charges related to the 1994 genocide. Many in this East … more
Pope Francis has named three women to serve as members of the Vatican office that vets bishop nominations. It's the first time women have served as members of Dicastery for Bishops which oversees the … more
Six people have been treated for injuries but initial reports say there were no gorings in the second-last running of the bulls at Spain´s San Fermín festival. There were many hairy moments in the … more
Health officials in South Korea are expanding booster shots to adults 50 and over as COVID-19 cases creep up again across the country. The 40,226 new cases reported Wednesday marked the country’s … more
Before he fled Sri Lanka on Wednesday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the last of six members of the country’s most influential family still clinging to power. For decades, the powerful … more
Relatively low-key commemorations are taking place in Angola to mark the death of former longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who died last week in Spain where his family is taking steps to … more
British health officials say there have now been 1,735 confirmed cases of monkeypox and that three-quarters of those cases are in London, according to new numbers released on Tuesday. In a review of … more
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon broke all records for a six month period during the first half of 2022, a sign of increasing destruction during the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro. Satellite … more
Lawyers for the only surviving attacker from the November 2015 terrorist massacre in Paris say their client has renounced his right to appeal his conviction and sentence. Salah Abdeslam was found … more
A Russian ammunition depot was apparently targeted by Ukrainian forces overnight, resulting in a massive blast captured on social media. The Ukrainian military’s southern command said the rocket … more
One person has been gored and several people had very close shaves in the sixth running of the bulls at Pamplona’s San Fermín Festival. As well as the goring, medics treated four other people for … more
As a Russian offensive intensifies in eastern Ukraine, authorities there are urging residents to evacuate for other, safer cities and towns in the west of the country. And yet, there are still people … more
The United Nations estimates that the world’s population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15 and that India will replace China as the world’s most populous nation next year. In  a report released … more
A year ago, thousands of people filled Cuba’s streets and public squares in the country’s largest outpouring of protest in decades. On Monday’s anniversary, its main cities looked relatively … more
The U.N. Security Council is headed toward approval of a U.N. resolution Tuesday to extend humanitarian aid deliveries to 4.1 million people in Syria’s rebel-held northwest. The move comes after … more
A federal prison guard killed a local official from the leftist Workers’ Party in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, according to state police. The killing comes ahead of a highly polarized … more
South Africa is reeling in shock from a spate of weekend bar shootings in which armed men burst into three taverns and opened fire indiscriminately, killing 21 people in total. Security experts say … more
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