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Pope Francis to nominate 14 new cardinals on June 29

Sunday  14:30,   20 may 2018

Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80. The pope made the[...]

Royal wedding: Harry and Meghan slip from view as family expresses thanks

Sunday  13:15,   20 may 2018

For Harry and Meghan, it was the morning after the night before. For the rest of Britain, it was a day to reflect on an electrifying wedding that's being hailed as a transformative moment for the British monarchy. The last public glimpse of the [...]

Defying global pressure, Maduro seeks re-election in Venezuela

Sunday  10:31,   20 may 2018

<p>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.</p>Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking[...]

South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face

Sunday  10:06,   20 may 2018

<p>South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks.</p>Moon and Trump[...]

20 Religious Leaders Killed In Cuban 737 Plane Crash

Sunday  07:25,   20 may 2018

Investigators are still in the process of identifying other victims and notifying next of kin.As of Saturday afternoon local time, authorities confirmed that at least 110 people were killed in the[...]

In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors’

Sunday  05:40,   20 may 2018

<p>Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has cast himself as a reformer, advocating equality for women and granting them the right to drive.</p>But in the past few days, Saudi activists who called for exactly those things were[...]

Wedding 'landmark' for African Americans

Sunday  05:00,   20 may 2018

The diversity at the Royal wedding showed us the passing of the torch to a new generation, writes Barrett Holmes Pitner.As an African American, I was happy to see Oprah Winfrey in attendance. She has long been, especially within the black community, [...]

'Nightmare': Pakistan family mourn daughter killed in Texas shooting

Saturday  17:10,   19 may 2018

Abdul Aziz learned about the US school shooting in which his 17-year-old daughter was killed on CNN, with the story airing live as he broke his Ramadan fast thousands of miles away in Pakistan. In those chaotic first moments of confusion and terror[...]

Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

Saturday  11:01,   19 may 2018

Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began. The blasts exploded among[...]

Trump administration ends aid for northwestern Syria

Saturday  05:35,   19 may 2018

<p>The Trump administration has withdrawn all assistance from Northwest Syria, according to administration officials.</p>The Trump administration has withdrawn all assistance from Northwest Syria, according to administration officials. This is [...]

Tens of thousands pray at Al-Aqsa on first Friday of Ramadan

Friday  18:08,   18 may 2018

Tens of thousands of Palestinians prayed at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem Friday, the first weekly prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Around 120,000 people attended the Friday prayers, a spokesman for the religious authority that governs [...]

All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal: spokesman

Friday  15:56,   18 may 2018

Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation Friday over a child sex abuse scandal within the Church in Chile after three days of intense meetings with Pope Francis at the Vatican. "We, all the bishops present in Rome, have tendered our[...]

Egyptian man in custody over 'foiled attack' in France

Friday  14:47,   18 may 2018

French police have foiled a suspected attack by an Egyptian man, one of three prevented by domestic intelligence agents since the start of this year, officials and sources close to the inquiry said Friday. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the[...]

Congo's Ebola risk 'very high' as confirmed virus cases rise

Friday  14:31,   18 may 2018

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts' meeting Friday to determine whether the[...]

Syria foreign troops: Putin tells Assad all 'foreign forces' will leave

Friday  13:57,   18 may 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday that "foreign armed forces" would leave Syria, according to Syria's state-run news agency, SANA. Assad was on a surprise visit to Russia. He and his[...]