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Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

February 21, 2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that continue to plague the South Asian country... more »»

Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens

February 21, 2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In the day since a devastating fire erupted in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, Awal Hossain has been searching for his younger brother. more »»

The Latest: Survivor calls pope meeting 'great, great thing'

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests (all times local):

4:40 p.m. more »»

Pope offers 21 proposals to fight abuse at start of summit

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that... more »»

Fire guts ancient part of Bangladesh's capital, killing 67

February 21, 2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 67 people, officials and witnesses said... more »»

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

February 21, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. more »»

Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

February 21, 2019

MOSCOW (AP) — Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad. more »»

Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

February 21, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg led a march of thousands of Belgian students who are skipped classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels and draw more... more »»

The Latest: Pope issues ideas for handling clergy sex abuse

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests (all times local):

3:40 p.. more »»

Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks

February 21, 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday authorized the armed forces to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" by neighboring India, as tensions... more »»

German police detain 2 in alleged Islamic extremist plot

February 21, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — A German-Moroccan couple was arrested Thursday in central Germany on charges they were planning an Islamic extremist attack. more »»

The Latest: Victim urges Italy to redo treaty with Vatican

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests (all times local):

3:25 p.m. more »»

Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

February 21, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and... more »»

Pope demands bishops act now on abuse; victims speak of pain

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests... more »»

Spain: Pro-separatist protesters clash with police

February 21, 2019

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday during a strike... more »»

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

February 21, 2019

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S. more »»

Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

February 21, 2019

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better... more »»

The Latest: Abuse victims tell bishops of trauma, pain

February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests (all times local):

12:15 p.m. more »»

EU's Juncker: Not optimistic no-deal Brexit can be avoided

February 21, 2019

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says despite constructive talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding a... more »»

Polish activists pull down statue of priest in abuse protest

February 21, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Activists in Poland pulled down a statue of a priest early Thursday after increasing allegations that he sexually abused minors, a stunt they said was to protest the failure... more »»

 
 

 

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