Fri, 23 Aug 2019

Filipino students need to know about Holocaust, says Israel

PASIG CITY, Philippines - Israeli has formally requested the story of the Holocaust be added to the education curriculum in ...

Cardinal George Pell case far from over

MELBOURNE, Australia - While Cardinal George Pell's appeal has been denied, the case that has divided Australia is far from ...

Countries failing to honour funding pledges causing chaos in Yemen

SANA'A, Yemen - The United Nations is being forced to shut down a number of humanitarian programmes in Yemen. The ...

Pell case likely to end up in Australian High Court

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia - Victoria's Court of Appeal on Wednesday delivered one of the most significant judgments in Australian legal ...

Bus hijacking in Brazil ends, hijacker dead, hostages freed

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A hostage situation in Rio de Janeiro involving a bus and thirty seven hostages has ...

Situation in Persian Gulf described as troubling and complex

NEW YORK, New York - The UN Security Council has been briefed on the escalating hostilities in the Middle East. ...

Continuation of current situation in Yemen untenable, says UN envoy

ADEN, Yemen - A month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing ...

Stealing personal identification data causing nightmares for victims

The headquarters of a large national bank had detected fraud on an account and sent word to an Atlanta branch ...

Tensions flare as Bangladesh tries to send Rohingya home

Protests erupted in parts of Bangladesh's Rohingya camps on Wednesday as authorities attempted to restart controversial plans to begin sending ...

For Istanbul's Syrians, a time of hoping and hiding

When Syrian refugees first arrived in Istanbul almost eight years ago, many made for Fatih, a district of historic mosques ...

As Global Economic Picture Dims, Solutions Seem Out of Reach

WASHINGTON - As global leaders gather on two continents to take account of a darkening economic outlook, this is the ...

Macron Wants Amazon Fires to be #1 Topic at G-7 Summit

French President Emmanuel Macron wants the wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest to be the number one topic at the ...

Why cursive handwriting needs to make a school comeback

Teaching connected-style handwriting, otherwise known as cursive handwriting, has fallen out of fashion on many school curricula. Older generations have ...

Somalia Regional Lawmakers Re-elect Incumbent as Leader Amid Tensions

Lawmakers in Somalia's regional state of Jubbaland have re-elected incumbent Ahmed Mohamed Islam as the leader in a controversial election ...

Soviet Symbols Aren't 'Funny,' Lithuania Tells Amazon

Lithuania has urged American online retailer Amazon to stop selling clothing featuring the hammer and sickle and other Soviet symbols, ...

Anti-Vaxxers In Ukraine Demand Schools Let Their Children In

About 200 parents who oppose vaccination have gathered in the center of the Ukrainian capital to demand that their children ...

Molotov-Ribbentrop What? Do Russians Know Of Key World War II Pact?

It's an anniversary few in the Kremlin, or elsewhere in Russia for that matter, are keen to talk about -- ...

Ramaphosa says he gave EFF MPs money out of generosity

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave money to two EFF MPs as an act of generosity with no strings attached, he told ...

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, ...

Crucial Round of US-Taliban Peace Talks Under Way

Updated: Aug. 22, 2019, 4:37 p.m.ISLAMABAD - The United States and the Afghan Taliban have resumed peace talks in Qatar ...

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Tensions flare as Bangladesh tries to send Rohingya home

Protests erupted in parts of Bangladesh's Rohingya camps on Wednesday as authorities attempted to restart controversial plans to begin sending ...

Landmines fuel migrant exodus in Myanmar's north

Hna Mon Non fled her village in the hills of Myanmar's northern Shan State to escape clashes between warring armed ...

Jewish Groups Speak Out Against Trump Immigration Policy

From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a sit-in that blockaded an Amazon ...

China's 'barefoot architects' are transforming left-behind rural villages

China is urbanising at breakneck speed. Hundreds of millions of people have migrated from rural areas to cities in search ...

Hanover Street makes a comeback as City approves renaming

The City of Cape Town's full council approved a motion on Thursday to rename Keisersgracht to Hanover Street, one of ...

UNHCR Statement on Voluntary Repatriation to Myanmar

Through their bilateral Joint Working Group on repatriation, the Government of Myanmar conveyed to the Government of Bangladesh the names ...

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