Society

'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....

Berlin pride parade draws nearly 1 million to celebrate LGBT rights - 07/28/2019

BERLIN, Taylan Goekalp (dpa)- Some one million people filled the streets of the German capital on Saturday for a series of events around Berlin's annual pride parade, celebrating 50 years since the...

New witness account could find Nazis guilty of 1933 Reichstag fire - 07/26/2019

HANOVER, GERMANY, Michael Evers (dpa)- Germany may be inching closer to solving the decades-old mystery of the fire at the Reichstag building in Berlin in 1933, after a new witness account was found...
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