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Blunder in Italy as King of Spain honoured with Franco-era hymn - 05/08/2019

Rome - King Felipe VI of Spain had an unwelcome surprise while taking part in an official ceremony in Italy, as an orchestra honoured him by playing a Franco-era version of the Spanish national...

Progressive Christian author Rachel Held Evans dead at 37 - 05/05/2019

Christian blogger and author Rachel Held Evans, who spoke openly about contentious religious issues and her place within her church, died on Saturday.   Evans, 37, died in a Nashville hospital...

Last remaining suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder released from prison - 05/03/2019

Kuala Lumpur - By Zubaidah Jalil - The second suspect accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been released from prison, leaving no further suspects facing legal...

Pope at Good Friday procession says Catholic Church is 'under attack' - 04/19/2019

Rome - By Alvise Armellini, - Pope Francis presided on Friday over the Via Crucis (Stations or Way of the Cross) procession, a night-time ceremony that re-enacts Jesus' suffering on the day of his...

Europe's cathedral architects offer help to rebuild Paris' Notre Dame - 04/17/2019

Vienna - The engineers and artisans who maintain many of Europe's major churches are ready to lend a hand in rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral after the blaze in Paris, the head of the European...

Journalists facing contempt charges over Pell trial defend their work - 04/15/2019

Canberra -By Subel Bhandari, - Three dozen Australian journalists and media outlets facing contempt of court allegations over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's child sexual abuse trial...

World's largest plane successfully completes first flight - 04/14/2019

  Los Angeles (dpa) - The world's largest aircraft by wingspan has successfully completed its first flight, the US space transportation firm behind it said Saturday. The plane built by...

Video game features opposition candidate’s route to Istanbul mayor - 04/12/2019

Istanbul -By Ergin Hava, - An online video game released Wednesday related to Istanbul's mayoral elections has gained popularity in Turkey, having been played nearly 200,000 times as of Friday....

Britain's Prince William interns with intelligence services - 04/07/2019

London (dpa) - Britain's Prince William, 36, recently completed a three-week internship at the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ intelligence services, Kensington Palace said on Twitter on Sunday.   Spending...

A decade later, Italian city grapples with aftermath of deadly quake - 04/06/2019

The Italian city of L'Aquila and surrounding villages are still dealing with the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck in April 2009. Some residents have given up hope, but others are...
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