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Vatican: Pope expected to meet with abuse victims in Ireland

Vatican: Pope expected to meet with abuse victims in Ireland

The Vatican said Pope Francis is expected to meet with victims of sexual abuse during his weekend visit to Ireland and speak out about the problem.
Swiss reject Muslim couple's citizenship application for refusing to shake hands with opposite sex

Swiss reject Muslim couple's citizenship application for refusing to shake hands with opposite sex

A Muslim couple was rejected last week for citizenship in Switzerland, for their refusal to shake hands with certain naturalization committee members.
Ex-Nazi camp guard, 95, deported to Germany, White House says

Ex-Nazi camp guard, 95, deported to Germany, White House says

The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the United States was deported to Germany, according to the White House.
New Russian hacking attempts targeted conservative groups, Microsoft says

New Russian hacking attempts targeted conservative groups, Microsoft says

Microsoft says it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.

Man seemingly stumbles upon species of kangaroo thought to be extinct

Imagine being on a rainforest expedition and discovering that a species of kangaroo — thought to be extinct for nearly a century — appears to be alive and kicking.

Woman treaded water for 10 hours after falling off cruise ship

A 46-year old British woman survived 10 hours in the sea after falling from a Norwegian Star cruise ship near the coast of Croatia. She sang to keep herself awake.
Greece puts bailout, bankruptcy in rear view mirror, but many Greeks are hardly celebrating

Greece puts bailout, bankruptcy in rear view mirror, but many Greeks are hardly celebrating

After eight years, Greece is slated to rejoin the international economy when its European bailouts officially ends Monday.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha or the "Feast of Sacrifice", marks the end of the annual pilgrimage or Hajj to the Saudi holy city of Mecca.
'Cried every day': Families separated for decades by Korean War reunite

'Cried every day': Families separated for decades by Korean War reunite

Lee Keum-seon, 92, was reunited with her son Sang-chul, who was only 4 years old when they were separated in the chaos of war. "I went out to the river and cried every day for a year," she said.

Stolen purse turns up 18 years later, muddy but in good shape

Getting your wallet stolen takes a little while to get over, but 18 years is more than enough time, which is why it'd be pretty surreal to get it back nearly two decades later.

Emotional reunions for Korean families separated for 65 years

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily-armed border separating the North into the waiting arms of loved ones they haven't seen since the Korean War tore them apart.
Korean families split by war briefly reunited

Korean families split by war briefly reunited

Hundreds of Koreans divided by the Korean War are participating in a week of temporary, but emotional reunions, as the rival Koreas boost reconciliation efforts. (Aug. 20)
Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms

Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms

Venezuela on Monday began to launch dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolás Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the

Footage shows moment of Italy bridge collapse

Italian police have released security camera footage showing the exact moment when the motorway bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, killing 43 people. (Aug. 20)
Greece hopes for better times as it exits European Union bailout program

Greece hopes for better times as it exits European Union bailout program

Greek pensioners have had to cope with particularly harsh cuts.

Hundreds of South Koreans head north to reunite with their loved ones

A group of elderly South Koreans has traveled to the border with North Korea ahead of family reunions with relatives in the North they’ve been separated from since the Korean War.

Avocado crime spree breaks out in New Zealand

If you want to buy an avocado in New Zealand, you may have to shell out over 7 bucks for each one. A crime spree is reportedly underway.
Emotional reunions for families separated for decades by Korean War

Emotional reunions for families separated for decades by Korean War

Lee Keum-seon, 92, was reunited with her son Sang-chul, who was only four years old when they were separated by the chaos of the war. "I went out to the river and cried every day for a year," she
Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt

Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt

Ankara governor’s office said six shots were fired from a moving white car towards the embassy compound.
Afghan forces free 149 people taken by Taliban

Afghan forces free 149 people taken by Taliban

An Interior Ministry spokesman said the rescue operation killed at least seven Taliban fighters.