Society

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...

US jeweler made his own prosthetic thumb out of silver - 08/08/2019

PHILADELPHIA, The Philadelphia Inquirer (tca/dpa)- Meet Michael Manthey, jeweler, journeyer, and German-born Philadelphian. ​- On his fancy phalanges: "Some people have a green thumb, I have a silver...

London police arrest teenager after boy, 6, thrown off Tate balcony - 08/05/2019

LONDON, Coman Hamilton (dpa)- London's Metropolitan Police have arrested a 17-year-old male on suspicion of attempted murder after a 6-year-old boy was thrown from the viewing platform of the Tate...

Roberto Saviano: A writer on a life-threatening anti-Mafia mission - 08/04/2019

BERLIN/ROME, Alvise Armellini and Daniel Rademacher (dpa)- Life is no fun when you're under 24-hour police protection due to Mafia death threats, but "anger" and "ambition" keep you going, says...

Tehran's former mayor sentenced to death for killing his wife - 08/03/2019

TEHRAN (dpa)- One of Iran's leading politicians has been sentenced to death after an Iranian court found him guilty of killing his wife, Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Tuesday....
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