Society

Pope, at 80, looks to 'joyous' old age - 12/18/2016

ROME, ITALY, Franck Iovene- Pope Francis voiced hope for a "fruitful and joyous" old age on Saturday, as he kicked off his 80th birthday by sharing breakfast with a group of homeless people. "Old age...

Lone gunman kills three women in Finnish town - 12/05/2016

HELSINKI, FINLAND- A lone gunman shot dead three women, a local official and two journalists, in an attack in a small town in Finland, a country with one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the...

'Dollywood' theme park at risk as wildfires rage in southern US - 11/29/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- Wildfires raging across the US southeast bore down Tuesday on Dollywood, the glitzy theme park founded by country music legend Dolly Parton, who said she was "heartbroken"...

'We are not killers': Clowns counter creepy fad - 10/20/2016

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, David Santa Cruz- Clowns from across Latin America meeting at an annual convention this week in Mexico City took a break from comedy to deliver a serious message: "We are clowns,...

Trump video set off avalanche of women's memories of assaults - 10/10/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- Donald Trump's lewd remarks about women have unleashed an avalanche on social media in which women recall being sexually assaulted by men for the first time. Canadian Kelly...

Mecca chief in Iran swipe over Islam divide - 09/15/2016

MINA, SAUDI ARABIA- The governor of Saudi Arabia's Mecca region on Wednesday urged Muslim religious leaders to fight sectarianism, an indirect criticism of Shiite Iran. Prince Khaled al-Faisal was...

London mayor defends famed club Fabric's closure over drugs - 09/08/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- London's mayor threw his support behind DJs and ravers on Wednesday by criticising the closure of the city's famed Fabric nightclub, after its licence was revoked following...

Nearly 50 million children 'uprooted' worldwide: UNICEF - 09/07/2016

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES- Almost 50 million children throughout the world are "uprooted," forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations...

Syrian child refugees tell Pope of new life in Rome - 08/11/2016

VATICAN CITY, HOLY SEE- Young Syrian refugees who Pope Francis brought home with him after a trip to Greece laughed and joked with the pontiff Thursday as they told him of their new life in Italy....

Bride walked down aisle by father's heart recipient - 08/10/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, Jennie Matthew- The bride beamed as she walked down the aisle of the Pennsylvania church on the arm of a white-haired gentleman -- the man who received her father's heart in...
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