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Facebook, Instagram ban British far-right figurehead - 02/26/2019

London - Social media giant Facebook removed the accounts of British far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson on Tuesday, but his YouTube channel remained active.   Facebook said Robinson's pages had...

Bishop at Vatican abuse summit: 'We have been our own worst enemy' - 02/24/2019

Vatican City (dpa) - Leaders of the Catholic Church have been their "own worst enemy" as they turned a blind eye to clergy child abuse, a bishop says in a Mass homily at the end of a Vatican summit...

Pablo Escobar's home is blown up in Colombia - 02/22/2019

Bogota (dpa) – A six-floor building where the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar once lived was blown up in the city of Medellin in an attempt to discourage interest in his life.   The...

Zuckerberg says Facebook not aiming to be 'arbiter of truth' - 02/20/2019

Washington - Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that Facebook wants to stop spread of misinformation on the social media platform but recognizes that people don't want Facebook...

Conservatives melt down about Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend - 02/17/2019

New york (tca/dpa) - Another day, another conservative freakout about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After catching heat for the clothes she wore and for dancing while enrolled at Boston...

Pope begins historic trip to United Arab Emirates - 02/03/2019

Rome - Pope Francis is expected begin a historic trip to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday night, becoming the first head of the Catholic Church to set foot on the Arabian Peninsula.   Afer...

As face-freezing weather subsides, Chicagoans ready for a break: 'Zero is going to feel warm' - 02/01/2019

Chicago (tca/dpa) - It wasn't an all-time record, and it wasn't even as cold as the day before, but the polar vortex that held northern Illinois in an icy grip for the second straight day made for...

Pakistan lures global tourists with easy visa as security improves - 01/25/2019

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday announced a liberal visa regime for the citizens of 175 countries to revive the country’s once-vibrant tourism industry ruined by years of violence by Islamist...

Israel successfully tests defence system against long-range missiles - 01/20/2019

Tel Aviv - Amid heightened tensions between Iran and Israel, the Israeli Defence Ministry conducted a successful test of its Arrow-3 missile defence system early Tuesday. The test was conducted in...

Runaway Saudi teen hopes her freedom inspires women - 01/15/2019

Montreal - Runaway Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun, who was granted asylum by Canada after fleeing from her allegedly abusive family, has said she hopes her freedom inspires women.   The...
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