Society

Himmler diaries reveal chilling details of Nazi wartime life - 08/05/2016

BERLIN, GERMANY- Wartime diaries kept by top Nazi henchman Heinrich Himmler, serialised this week in Germany's daily Bild, offer chilling insights into the life of one of the principal architects of...

Muslims, Catholics pray over priest's 'barbaric' murder - 08/01/2016

ROUEN, FRANCE, Hervé Lionnet- Muslims attended Catholic mass in churches around France on Sunday in solidarity and sorrow following the brutal jihadist murder of a priest, the latest in a string of...

Gay Christians to join Catholic World Youth Day in Poland - 07/19/2016

WARSAW, POLAND- Gay and transgender Christians will set up a ministry during World Youth Day, when Pope Francis is expected to meet hundreds of thousands of young Catholics in southern Poland later...

Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters - 07/14/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES, Glenn Chapman- Roland James Rodas sprang from bed near midnight to race outside and catch a nocturnal Pokemon. Edith Duro interrupted dinner to pursue a nearby creature....

Wrecking ball or supermarket for Hitler's house - 07/13/2016

VIENNA, AUSTRIA- Austria's cabinet approved Tuesday legislation that will see the state seize ownership of the house where Hitler was born, although the government appeared divided on what to do with...

You can now sing 'Happy Birthday' free of charge - 06/29/2016

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- A US federal judge on Monday signed off on a settlement that puts the song "Happy Birthday" -- considered one of the most recognizable tunes in the English language -- in...

Bahrain activist back in jail despite worsening health: lawyer - 06/29/2016

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was returned to prison from hospital despite his health "getting worse," one of his lawyers said Wednesday. The...

Graffiti 'artist' who tagged national parks pleads guilty - 06/14/2016

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES- A California woman who defaced some of America's most iconic landmarks in the name of art pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to two years' probation and 200 hours of...

Goldfish submarines and musical cats at Tokyo toy show - 06/11/2016

TOKYO, JAPAN- Is your life lacking a mini-submarine for your goldfish tank? Or do you really need some musical cats to brighten your day? Never fear, Japan has just the thing. The Tokyo Toy Show...

More than 45 million trapped in modern slavery: study - 05/31/2016

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA- More than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, far more than previously thought, with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific, a study showed Tuesday....
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