Pope heading to Thailand to encourage Catholic…

Pope Francis is heading to Thailand to encourage members of a minority Catholic community in a Buddhist nation

Bronte Society Reclaims an 'Absolute Highlight'

The Bronte Parsonage Museum has in its possession four surviving "little books" written in 1830 by Jane Eyre author Charlotte Bronte, and it just got its hands on a fifth. The BBC reports that for about $860,000, which included fees, the Haworth museum run by the Bronte Society emerged...

McDonald's To Repay New Zealand Workers For…

McDonald's reportedly miscalculated workers' holiday pay after struggling to interpret a 2003 New Zealand law.

Prince Andrew's Business Backers Start to Back…

More fallout after an interview that one royal watcher dubbed "a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion level bad." Brands have begun retreating from organizations and initiatives supported by Prince Andrew in the wake of his interview on the relationship he had with...

Report: Iran Is Killing Protesters

Amnesty International says at least 106 people have died in Iran amid protests over rising fuel prices—and the number could easily be double that, the AP reports. A mix of video footage, eyewitness testimony, and information from activists reveals that Iranian security forces have "used excessive and lethal force...

U.S. And South Korea Talks Break Down Over…

James DeHart, the top U.S. negotiator, said his side decided to "cut short" the talks to give South Korea "some time to reconsider."

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Environmentalists Alarmed Over Latest Amazon Data

Environmentalists are ringing alarm bells after Brazil released its latest data on the Amazon rainforest, CNN reports. According to the government, the rainforest lost nearly 3,800 square miles over 12 months through July 2019, marking an 11-year high in deforestation and a 29.5% increase over the year before....

Brazil police say cop to blame for 8-year-old…

Brazilian police say an officer fired the shot that killed an 8-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro this year, bolstering complaints by activists that the collateral damage of a crackdown on crime is too high

Sweden Ends Julian Assange Rape Investigation

The rape allegations stemmed from Assange's visit to Sweden in 2010.

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020…

A senior U.S. intelligence official says Iran will likely begin buying new advanced fighter jets and battle tanks next year when the U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted.

Mexico City debates allowing children legal gender change

A couple of hundred demonstrators have protested against a proposed Mexico City law that would allow children and adolescents to change the gender listed on their birth certificates

North Korea Says It's Not Interested In Further…

President Donald Trump appeared to hint on Sunday that another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was in the works, tweeting, "See you soon!"

Haiti mourns 5 people killed during ongoing…

Wails have filled a church in Haiti during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests

EU’s Tusk: Croatia’s EU presidency comes at a…

Outgoing EU leader Donald Tusk says Croatia’s first ever presidency in the European Union could come at a ‘critical period’ for the bloc

Protesters Still Clashing With Police At Hong…

The violence began last week when protesters set up a heavily fortified camp on Hong Kong Polytechnic University's campus on Thursday.

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The Latest: Rights group: Over 100 killed in Iran…

Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” says it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over government-set gasoline prices rising

Police fight protesters on Caribbean island of Dominica

A protest over election reform erupted on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with more than 200 people fighting police before being dispersed with tear gas, officials said Tuesday

U.S. Will No Longer Consider Israeli Settlements…

The U.S. reversed its position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and that could set back Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood.

Finally Some Good News for Julian Assange

Prosecutors in Sweden are no longer pursuing a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose 50-week sentence in a British prison came as a result of the allegation. The decision to drop the case came after seven witnesses were interviewed, reports the BBC . Though it described the alleged victim...

Brazilian police seek arrest of Paraguay…

Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of Paraguay's ex-President Horacio Cartes as part of an investigation into money laundering

NYT: Leaked Documents Expose China's Crackdown On…

The Chinese government has dismissed a New York Times report detailing Beijing's ongoing detention of Muslim minorities, including the Uighurs.

Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split…

Anti-government protesters block access to a second major commercial port in southern Iraq, as bridge closures effectively split the capital in half

Italian prosecutors investigate ex-minister…

Prosecutors in Sicily are investigating former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for not allowing an NGO rescue ship to enter Italian waters this summer

Russia Returns Seized Ships To Ukraine

Russia seized the ships and crew nearly a year ago, claiming the Ukrainian vessels were in its waters illegally.

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UN watchdog: Iran now in violation of heavy water limits

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog says Iran has breached another limit of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by stockpiling more heavy water than allowed

Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business…

Britain’s Prince Andrew is facing further disgrace as charitable partners and educational institutions begin to distance themselves from him amid unfavorable fallout from an interview on his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

Venice Flooded Again After Another Exceptionally…

Water levels peaked at nearly five feet on Sunday, flooding already soaked shops, restaurants and hotels.