Society

Nobel Peace Prize for work to prevent 'catastrophic' nuclear weapons - 10/08/2017

OSLO, Lennart Simonsson and Ella Joyner (dpa) - An anti-nuclear weapons campaign group that highlighted "the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons" was named the...

Las Vegas killer lived secret life, spent decades acquiring weapons - 10/05/2017

LAS VEGAS, Martin Bialecki and Gretel Johnston (dpa)- Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock spent "decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life" before he carried out Sunday's mass...

Memo in Vatican vault suggests Church role in case of missing girl - 09/19/2017

ROME, Alvise Armellini (dpa) - An Italian journalist has discovered a Vatican memo of questionable authenticity suggesting that the Catholic Church knew the whereabouts of a teenage girl who vanished...

Peace needs 'a distinct kind of moral courage,' Pope tells Colombians - 09/12/2017

BOGOTA, Georg Ismar (dpa) - Pope Francis called Thursday on the Colombian people not to let up in the struggle for cooperation after reaching a peace pact with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

Oh poo! Student describes how Tinder date ended in bizarre rescue - 09/09/2017

LONDON, Bill Smith (dpa) - A student's Tinder date in the British city of Bristol ended in a bizarre fashion after the woman he met got wedged upside down in a narrow gap between two windows while...

In their own words: Berlin support groups give refugee women a voice - 07/31/2017

BERLIN, Basma Elmahdy (dpa)- Displaced by war, women from the Arab world found security in Germany - and the harsh reality of coming to terms with loss in an alien environment. Berlin's support...

'Assassin's Creed' heading for Egypt to reignite gamers - 06/13/2017

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, Glenn Chapman- Ubisoft's blockbuster "Assassin's Creed" video game is heading for Egypt, taking the serial's storyline back to an ancient world and overhauling play to...

S.Africa's pre-teen queen with 'rainmaking' powers - 06/12/2017

MIDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA, Susan Njanji- She is a 12-year-old schoolgirl who aspires to become a doctor. But Masalanabo Modjadji is no ordinary pre-teen -- she is South Africa's only female traditional...

Cosby admitted he was a 'sick man,' mother tells sex-assault trial - 06/08/2017

NORRISTOWN, UNITED STATES, Thomas Urbain- The mother of the main accuser in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial told the jury on Wednesday that the disgraced US megastar admitted in a telephone...

Beyond kebabs: Turkish cuisine seeks place at the table - 06/05/2017

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, Fulya Ozerkan- In a bid to banish stereotypes of late-night greasy fast food, Turkish chefs are trying to burnish their image by showcasing the culinary riches the country has to...
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