Germany's Merkel defends government record during…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her government’s record during the coronavirus pandemic

China's Xi commemorates heroes for Martyrs’ Day

China's top leaders attended an official ceremony marking Martyrs' Day on Wednesday (September 30) in Beijing, a day ahead of the 71th anniversary of the founding of the country, state media reported.

Major Airline Is Retiring 'Ladies and Gentlemen'

Japan Airlines is bringing in a small but significant change to passenger announcements. The airline says it is going to replace the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" with "passengers" or similar gender-neutral language. The move only affects English-language announcements, since the equivalent Japanese phrase is already gender-neutral, but the move is...

Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India…

The gang rape and death of a woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system has sparked outrage across the country with several politicians and activists demanding justice and protesters rallying on the streets

Trump and Biden face off in chaotic first debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump's record on the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare, and the economy in a chaotic and bad-tempered first debate marked by personal insults and Trump's repeated interruptions. Gloria Tso reports.

Prince George's Giant Shark Tooth Causes a Bit of…

Naturalist David Attenborough recently screened his new environmental documentary at Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and brought along quite a treasure for their eldest son: a giant prehistoric shark tooth. But it turns out 7-year-old Prince George may have to give it up, the Guardian reports....

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European evaluators visit Vatican mired in…

European anti-money laundering evaluators are beginning a periodic visit to the Vatican amid a mounting financial scandal that has cost a half-dozen people their jobs, including one of the Holy See’s most powerful cardinals

Wildfires rampage through California wine country

Eyewitness video shows destroyed homes and burning forests left by wildfires in California's wine country. They have spread across more than 42,000 acres (16,990 hectares) in Napa and Sonoma counties, incinerating at least 80 homes and 32 other structures, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.

Fashion Brand to Proud Boys: No More Shirts for…

British fashion brand Fred Perry would rather lose sales than be associated with the Proud Boys. The company says it has halted sales in the US and Canada of its black and yellow polo shirts, which have been adopted as a uniform by the far-right activists, the Guardian reports. In...

Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German…

It’s been three decades since the reunification of Germany, but camping enthusiasts from the former East Germany allow themselves twice a year to relive the past and forget about how much has changed

Trump supporters declare president clear debate…

Trump supporters gathered in City of Industry, east of Los Angeles, on Tuesday (September 29) for a watch party for the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden.

As Festival Season Kicks Off, India Blows Past 6M…

The fall months in India are typically celebratory ones, as people get reverent and make merry during Hindu religious fests like Diwali, Dussehra, and Navratri. This year, however, poses a new challenge for the country: It just blew past 6 million COVID-19 cases (with more than 95,000 deaths so...

32 acquitted in razing of India mosque that set…

An Indian court has acquitted all 32 people who had been accused of crimes in a 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence leaving some 2,000 people dead

'China ate your lunch': Trump to Biden on trade

Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump sparred over each other's trade records, with Trump throwing another barb at Biden saying, "China ate your lunch."

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Navalny Confirms a High-Profile Visitor

It might be a sign of how seriously foreign leaders are taking the case of Alexei Navalny's poisoning: German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a private visit to the Russian opposition leader while he was hospitalized in Berlin, reports the Guardian . German media broke the news Sunday, characterizing it as a...

Tunisians fleeing economy, not COVID, cause…

The number of Tunisian migrants trying to reach Italy has risen to levels not seen since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising

Biden to Trump: 'Show us your tax returns'

U.S. President Donald Trump pushed back on a New York Times report that he paid little or no federal income tax in recent years, saying that he had paid 'millions of dollars. And you'll get to see it.'

Japanese Celeb Found Dead by Her Husband

A Japanese actress known as the female Sherlock Holmes has apparently killed herself—which, if confirmed, continues a spate of suicides among Japanese entertainers. Yuko Takeuchi was found at home Sunday by her husband without a note, but Variety reports that it looks like suicide. "It came all of a...

At virus milestone, Italian priest reflects on…

As the world counts more than 1 million COVID-19 victims, the quiet of everyday life and hum of industry has returned to Italy's Bergamo province, which along with the surrounding Lombardy region was the onetime epicenter of the outbreak in Europe

Trump: 'Proud Boys, stand back and stand by'

During a fiery first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday night, President Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacist acts of violence, instead telling the right-wing Proud Boys group to "stand back and stand by."

2-Foot-Long Rat Wins Gold Medal for 'Bravery'

Not a big rat fan? Meet Magawa. The furry two-footer received a gold medal Friday for his work detecting land mines in Cambodia, NBC News reports. "Magawa's dedication, skill and bravery are an extraordinary example of this and deserve the highest possible recognition," said Jan McLoughlin, head of People’s Dispensary...

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with…

The U_N_ General Assembly meeting began with a declaration that the urgency for all countries to unite “has rarely been greater.”

Trump, Biden spar over race, 'law and order'

Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump targeted each other's record on race in America and the issue of 'law and order' at the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday.

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Tokyo's Winning Olympics Bid Linked to Big…

A former head of the largest Olympic sports federation and his son have been convicted in France of accepting $4 million in bribes from athletes in exchange for hiding positive doping tests. And from that case has sprung another claim of corruption, this one tied to Tokyo's bid for the...

7 parties agree on Belgian coalition government

Almost 500 days after Belgian parliamentary elections, seven parties from both sides of the linguistic aisle have agreed on forming a fully functioning majority government that will center on dealing with the pandemic and its devastating economic impact

Biden: Trump told you virus would be 'gone' by…

Responding to President Donald Trump's vaccine claims at the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Trump is the "same man who told you this would go away by Easter."