Vatican broadens seminary abuse trial amid…

The Vatican criminal tribunal has agreed to broaden a sex abuse trial involving the Holy See’s youth seminary beyond two priests already charged to include the religious organization responsible for running the residence

Thai zombie sells clothes to die for

Thai online retailer Kanittha has captured a market of thousands by dressing up as a zombie to sell the clothes of dead people in sales streamed live on social media.

A New Princess Meets With Her Father

After years of courtroom battles , the relationship between Delphine Boel and the former king who long denied being her father has moved to the palace. Belgium's Albert II and the woman now recognized as Princess Delphine sat down together Sunday, the Guardian reports. The royal palace announced the reunion Tuesday...

4 dead, 15 rescued in English Channel migrant…

French authorities say at least four migrants, including two children, have died when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain

Libyan weightlifter fights for Olympic dream

Weightlifter Ahmed Abu Zeriba has spent years braving Libya's raging war, harsh economic conditions, and now a global pandemic - all with one goal - to represent his country in Tokyo's 2021 Olympics. Soraya Ali reports.

In One Nation, Infected Doctors Are Asked to Keep…

A sign of how bad things are in Belgium in regard to COVID-19: Doctors and nurses who've tested positive but have no symptoms are being asked to continue working in some overwhelmed hospitals, reports the Washington Post . "The situation is catastrophic," says an ICU doctor in the hard-hit city of...

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Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer…

Five men have been charged with murder for the killing of South African soccer star Senzo Meyiwa six years ago

DOJ can't defend Trump in rape defamation suit…

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a U.S. government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Saddam's 'Red Devil' Is Reportedly Dead

Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and one of the most wanted men in the world has been reported dead. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council who was promoted to head of the Ba'ath Party after Hussein's execution and evaded capture even as his family...

Thai students aim for ambitious political change

A student-led campaign has shaken Thailand’s ruling establishment with the most significant push for political change in years

Turkish court sentences U.S. consulate employee

An Istanbul court on Tuesday sentenced a local U.S. consulate employee to jail for aiding the network Ankara accuses of attempting a 2016 coup, in a verdict that could further strain ties between Turkey and the United States. Olivia Chan reports.

Gulf Coast Braces for Possible Record No One Wants

Yet again, the Gulf Coast is bracing as another hurricane roars toward it. Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 season, was upgraded to a hurricane Monday, NBC News reports. It made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, the AP reports. It's expected...

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to…

The presidential campaign season has brought an unprecedented onslaught of angry musicians who say President Donald Trump can't always get what he wants

Ten pivotal moments of the U.S. election year

[NFA] From Trump’s ‘bleach’ moment to Biden’s early campaigning, here are ten top moments that have shaped a dizzying election year. Matthew Larotonda reports.

13 Australian Women Allegedly Strip-Searched…

Thirteen Australians were allegedly among a group of women removed from a Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched on Oct. 2, the Australian government says. The flight, en route from Doha to Sydney, was delayed four hours after an abandoned newborn was found inside the airport. Australian authorities say all the...

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New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus…

Italy is bracing for another day of nationwide protests against virus-fighting measures that have closed restaurants and bars early and shut down gyms and swimming pools

Cat sanctuary offers online matches

Overflowing with aging cats who lost their owners to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barcelona's cat sanctuary El Jardinet dels Gats has launched an online campaign to get them adopted.

Putin Speaks Out on Trump's Criticism of Biden…

In comments Reuters calls "less friendly" toward President Trump and possibly attempting to "curry favor" with Joe Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday pushed back against Trump's favored line of attack against his opponent. "Yes, in Ukraine he (Hunter Biden) had or maybe still has a business, I don’t...

'We're working on it:' Pope's COVID advisers and…

Pope Francis’ decision to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed to help chart the Catholic Church’s path through the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath

France warns citizens as cartoon row continues

France warned its citizens living or traveling in several Muslim-majority countries to take extra security precautions on Tuesday as anger surged over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Edward Baran reports

Founder of Electronics Dynasty Has Died

The man who turned Samsung into a tech powerhouse—and nearly lost it all amid white-collar crime convictions—died Sunday in Seoul, the Washington Post reports. Lee Kun-hee was 78. "Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business,...

Armenia, Azerbaijan keep fighting despite…

Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh is raging, unimpeded by a U.S.-brokered cease-fire, while Armenia and Azerbaijan are trading blame for the deal’s quick unraveling

Trump supporters drive to U.S. embassy in…

Waving U.S. flags and beeping their horns, a car convoy carrying Republicans living in Israel, made its way on Tuesday to the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in a show of support for Donald Trump and his party, bringing the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel a week before the U.S. election,

Suspected Culprit Emerges in Mystery 'Havana…

Remember "Havana syndrome"? That's the term often used to describe the weird, inexplicable ailments that began affecting US diplomats in Cuba in recent years. Now two investigative pieces, one by the New York Times and the other at GQ , seek to shed more light on what's happening. Both make clear...

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UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp's libel suit…

A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a wife-beater

U.S. gymnasts blaze a trail to Tokyo meet

Gymnasts are used to having pressure on their shoulders but the athletes heading to Tokyo for next month’s special meet might feel they are carrying an Olympian burden.

Another World Leader Comes Down With COVID

Poland has entered the "red zone" for COVID-19, with a new nationwide lockdown due to a spike in cases, and infections are starting right at the top. The AP reports President Andrzej Duda tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, though the 48-year-old says he feels OK so far, per...