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Woman says she 'helped save six lives' after posting heartfelt messages on UK bridge

Monday  05:00,   23 july 2018

A teenager who wrote dozens of uplifting notes and attached them to a bridge in England helped saved six lives, police said Sunday. Paige Hunter, 18, attached more than 40 "heartfelt notes" to the Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland in an effort to[...]
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A White Flash, a Horrible Boom. Now Pakistan Worries: Is It Safe to Vote?

Monday  01:33,   23 july 2018

A series of deadly attacks at election rallies and against candidates ahead of Pakistan’s national elections on Wednesday have voters fearing that they may be targeted at the polls.MASTUNG, Pakistan — Hundreds of voters were packed shoulder to[...]

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

Monday  00:00,   23 july 2018

Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday. The "Wild Boars" are enjoying their first few days home after[...]

Blast in Afghanistan's Kabul kills 14, returning VP unharmed

Sunday  20:50,   22 july 2018

Security officials say Afghanistan's first vice president, a former Uzbek warlord, has escaped unharmed from an explosion near the airport as he returned home on Sunday after living in Turkey for over a year.Najib Danish, a spokesman for the[...]

Russia, Accused of Faking News, Unfurls Its Own ‘Fake News’ Bill

Sunday  20:46,   22 july 2018

A measure in Parliament would fine social networks about $800,000 for posts deemed factually inaccurate. Critics say it could limit freedom of speech online.The bill, submitted by lawmakers from the governing party, United Russia, proposes holding[...]

Doctors Without Borders closes the first of two hospitals in Haiti

Sunday  20:40,   22 july 2018

In a country where more women die before, during and after childbirth than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, poor women in Haiti with high-risk pregnancies now have one less option for lifesaving care. The Geneva-based medical charity,[...]

In First Lady’s Hometown in Slovenia, the Business Is Melania

Sunday  20:40,   22 july 2018

To capitalize on the link to Melania Trump, shopkeepers in Sevnica brand everything from slippers to salami with her name. For some, the novelty is wearing thin.There are few products that the enterprising burghers of Sevnica, a small, rural[...]

Lawyers Seeking Justice for Survivors of Ireland’s Forced Adoptions

Sunday  16:50,   22 july 2018

Led by Faye Jarvis, a group of attorneys at a London law firm is working pro bono on an overdue reckoning.A spreadsheet with the names and details of children interred at St. Mary’s Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Ireland, Oct. 17,[...]

Special Briefing: Welcome to Life After ISIS

Sunday  16:33,   22 july 2018

The power vacuum left behind by ISIS is being filled and already there are signs of new extremist movements across North Africa and Central Asia.A campaign poster in Baghdad for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the May 2018 parliamentary[...]

UK 'acid attack' seriously injures three-year-old boy

Sunday  15:55,   22 july 2018

A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a shop in the English city of Worcester.The boy was left with serious burns to the face and arms after what police believe was a "deliberate attack" in the Home Bargains[...]

Dozens injured in police clashes at Nepal healthcare protest

Sunday  13:06,   22 july 2018

Dozens of protesters in Nepal have been injured in clashes with police at a demonstration in support of a hunger-striking doctor seeking better healthcare in the impoverished Himalayan country. Thousands took to the streets on Saturday in solidarity [...]

Thailand slams foreign media for interviewing cave boys

Sunday  10:05,   22 july 2018

Authorities in Thailand have accused foreign media of behaving irresponsibly by interviewing members of a juvenile football team who were trapped in a flooded cave for two weeks before a miraculous rescue. "I was saddened that the foreign media,[...]

In Duterte’s Philippines, Having a Beer Can Now Land You in Jail

Saturday  23:00,   21 july 2018

More than 50,000 Filipinos have been locked up for offenses as trivial as drinking in public or being outdoors without a shirt. 6/6 SLIDES © Hannah Reyes Morales for The New York Times Some Tondo residents have[...]

Cuba's new constitution would allow same-sex marriages

Saturday  22:55,   21 july 2018

The new constitution being debated this weekend by Cuban legislators would provide a legal path for same-sex marriage, an important demand of the socialist island's LGBT community.The document's Article 68 would define marriage as the "voluntary [...]

French investigators raid home of Macron's ex-bodyguard

Saturday  22:30,   21 july 2018

Investigators have raided the home of a former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, days after footage emerged showing him beating a young protester in May. Opposition politicians have piled pressure on Macron, who has so far[...]