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Prince Harry starts trip to Malawi in next leg of Africa tour - 09/29/2019

Johannesburg - Britain's Prince Harry is expected to arrive in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, on Sunday, where he will visit an educational project before meeting with the country's president.  ...

Lebanese refugee activist Mhaissen wins Norwegian human rights award - 09/27/2019

COPENHAGEN (dpa)- Lebanese refugee activist Rouba Mhaissen was awarded the prestigious Rafto Human Rights Award on Thursday. The Norwegian Rafto Foundation honoured the work for Syrian refugees in...

Climate activists occupy red carpet on final day of Venice film fest - 09/07/2019

ROME (dpa)- Hundreds of protesters against climate change occupied the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, hours before a closing awards ceremony. More than 300 people wearing white...

'He's a coward': Women who endured Epstein's sex abuse voice outrage - 08/28/2019

NEW YORK, Julie K Brown, Miami Herald (tca/dpa)- For 10 years, the women who were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein were silenced and ignored, deprived of a chance to confront their abuser by a...

Salvadorean woman facing prison for stillbirth acquitted of murder - 08/20/2019

MEXICO CITY (dpa)- A 21-year-old woman who had been sentenced to 30 years in prison for having a miscarriage was on Monday acquitted of aggravated homicide charges by an El Salvador court. Evelyn...

Church in a gay bar: Religion and identity share a space in Chicago - 08/19/2019

CHICAGO, US, Nicole Blackwood, Chicago Tribune (tca/dpa)- The second Tuesday of every month, Affirming Worship holds church in Atmosphere, a gay bar in the Andersonville district of Chicago. The...

'Bumpy' first night on yacht for US-bound Swedish activist Thunberg - 08/15/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg's first night on a racing yacht ferrying her to New York was "bumpy," she said on Twitter. "A very bumpy night but I slept surprisingly...

In El Paso's wake, a corrido honors the dead - 08/14/2019

EL PASO, TEXAS, August Brown, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)- Two young musicians stood outside the El Paso Walmart, guitars in hand. Days earlier, 22 victims had been gunned down at that store in what...

Over 2 million Muslim pilgrims throng Mount Aaraft for Hajj climax - 08/10/2019

MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA (dpa)– More than 2 million Muslims from around the world were packing Mount Arafat near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, marking the climax of the annual Hajj...

Turkish court orders access blocked to over 130 websites, accounts - 08/08/2019

ISTANBUL (dpa)- A court in Ankara has ordered access blocked to 136 websites and social media accounts, including government-critical news sites and opposition profiles, citing their threat to...
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