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EU has helped rescue 730,000 refugees from Mediterranean since 2015 - 03/31/2019

Berlin - The European Union has helped rescue almost 730,000 refugees in operations in the Mediterranean since 2015, according to figures from the European Commission cited by newspapers from...

Pope issues new law, guidelines against child abuse in Vatican state - 03/29/2019

Vatican City- By Alvise Armellin - Pope Francis issued Friday new directives to prevent child sexual abuse within the Vatican City State, as had been promised after last month's anti-abuse summit....

Rights group urges Singapore to halt execution of Malaysian murderer - 03/18/2019

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian human rights group on Monday called on the Singapore government to suspend the death penalty on a Malaysian man who is set to be hanged on Friday. Michael Garing, 30, was...

Shiffrin claims fourth season title with giant slalom win - 03/17/2019

Berlin - Mikaela Shiffrin clinched a record-tying fourth World Cup crystal globe for the season when she won Sunday's women's giant slalom.   On the last day of the World Cup season in Soldeu,...

People of 35 nationalities among 157 dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash - 03/10/2019

Addis Ababa - By Elias Meseret and Kristin Palitza, – Seven British, seven French, eight Italian and 18 Canadian nationals are among the 157 victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday....

India's Supreme Court orders mediation over disputed holy site - 03/08/2019

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered that a long-standing dispute between Hindus and Muslims over a holy site be settled through mediation, lawyers linked with the case said.  ...

EPA didn't allow NASA to fly pollution-spotting plane over Houston - 03/07/2019

Los Angeles (tca/dpa) - In the weeks after Hurricane Harvey's catastrophic sweep through the Houston area - which resulted in chemical spills, fires, flooded storage tanks and damaged industrial...

Newly revealed letters provide glimpse into Einstein's genius mind - 03/06/2019

Tel Aviv - Ahead of Albert Einstein's 140th birthday, 110 manuscript pages penned by the German scientist were unveiled by an Israeli university on Wednesday, providing a glimpse into the genius mind...

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...
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