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Iranian riot police fired tear gas and shot into the air to disperse an angry crowd of hundreds of people near the site of a building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan. That's according to … more
Pope Francis, the archbishop of Canterbury and a church of Scotland prelate will together lead a prayer vigil for peace while visiting South Sudan next month. The Vatican on Saturday released details … more
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a once-powerful Italian prelate who long served as the Vatican's No. 2 official, has died. He was 94. Pope Francis in a condolence telegram Saturday to the retired prelate's … more
Albania says former President Bujar Nishani has died at 55 following a serious health problem. President Ilir Meta wrote on Facebook that he had learned “with sadness and deep regret that President … more
To a threatening soundtrack of air raid sirens and booming artillery, civilians are fleeing towns and cities in eastern Ukraine as Russian forces advance. The process can be slow, physically arduous … more
The new president of the Italian Conference of Bishops says he would launch an independent inquiry on sex abuse by Catholic clergy in Italy. The announcement Friday disappointed victims advocates, … more
Police say two climbers have been killed and nine others injured by falling blocks of ice in the Alps in southern Switzerland. Police in Valais canton (state) were alerted shortly after 6 a.m. Friday … more
Residents in China's largest city of Shanghai have become bolder in demanding the lifting or easing of coronavirus restrictions that have left millions locked up in their compounds for almost two … more
With one of Europe’s largest gay pride celebrations right around the corner, Spain's LGBTQ community is worried that the outbreaks of monkeypox on the continent could lead to an increase of … more
About two weeks after North Korea acknowledged its first domestic COVID-19 outbreak, it says about 3.3 million people have come down with fever but only 69 have died. If they were all virus patients, … more
A documentary about discrimination within the ranks of Dutch police has sparked a national conversation in the Netherlands about racism. “The Blue Family,” or “De Blauwe Familie” in Dutch, … more
Senegal's president says 11 newborns have died in a fire that broke out in the neonatal unit of a hospital. Authorities in the town of Tivaouane said only three babies could be saved after a short … more
Some of the more than 840 Haitians who tried to reach the United States in a boat but ended up in Cuba say Thursday that they fled violence in their country and were charged thousands of dollars by … more
The International Organization for Migration says up to 600 people attempting to reach Europe by sea from Tunisia and Libya have gone missing during the first three months of 2022. That is the … more
Congo military officials said that the M23 rebels closed in on a major military camp in the country’s east after days of fighting the army. Clashes continued Thursday at the Rumangabo base in the … more
A Tokyo court has begun hearings in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later … more
For nearly three centuries, Muslims and Hindus in India’s Varanasi city have prayed to their gods in a mosque and a temple that are separated by one wall. But that religious coexistence is under … more
Pakistani authorities have used dozens of shipping containers and trucks to block major roads into the capital Islamabad, after a defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would march with … more
The State Department says neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority has formally requested U.S. assistance in the investigation of the killing of a Palestinian-American reporter in the occupied … more
A German court has sentenced a woman who posed as a doctor to life in prison for causing the deaths of several people she treated. Judges at the regional court in Kassel said the evidence showed the … more
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