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Pope Francis visits United Arab Emirates

Pope Francis urges religion leaders gathered in the Emirates capital city of Abu Dhabi on Monday to work together to reject the “miserable crudeness” of war as he opened the …

Migrant caravan demands transport as 2nd group enters Mexico

The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the …

Indonesia earthquake aftermath search and rescue

French rescuers said Friday they were unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under the rubble of a hotel that collapsed in the earthquake …

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off …

Virginia man plans accordion serenade to fight racist robocalls

A Virginia man says he’s assembling a small army of accordion-playing clowns to fight hate in North Idaho.

Morandi highway bridge collapse in Italy

A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 …

Project Wing

Project Wing uses Wing Hummingbird drones for delivery. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent corporation Alphabet, hasn’t been allowed to fly long distances, over people and beyond the pilot’s …

Hot weather around the world

Rising temperatures have people looking for ways to cool off this summer.

Complete lunar eclipse, longest of this century

Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century. The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, …

Greece wildfires, deadliest blaze in decades

Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital of Athens, torching homes, cars and forests as they killed at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday. Twenty-six of the dead …

Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies Monday from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 62 and was expected to …

US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it …

2018 Olympics closing ceremony

The Winter Olympics concluded Sunday night with a bash at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, a final hurrah for the venue before it’s demolished. Among the participants were Olympic Athletes from …

Strong quake rattles eastern coast of Taiwan

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck late Tuesday about 21 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of Hualien, on the …

Mayon volcano in Philippines

A volcano that’s been erupting for almost two weeks in the Philippines still appears to be swelling with magma under the surface, scientists said Thursday.

Weekend Women’s Marches

Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that …

Mexico hit by one of biggest quakes ever

One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 15 people, toppling houses and businesses and sending panicked people …

Timeline of conflict: Creation of the modern Koreas

The U.S.’s ongoing war of words with North Korea is the product of more than a century of conflict over the Korean Peninsula

Explosive noises heard at Brussels train station

Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station, prompting the evacuation of a main square.

62 dead in central Portugal wildfires

Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 62 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on …

Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said.

U.S. destroyer collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan

Seven Navy sailors were missing and the captain and at least two others were injured after a U.S. destroyer and a container ship collided off the coast of Japan before …

Massive blaze in London high-rise

Firefighters battled a massive fire and evacuated residents from a burning 27-floor high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday morning.

London attack aftermath

For eight agonizing minutes, the orders came from all directions, frantic and contradictory. Crowds scattered, sometimes directly into the path of the men trying to kill them. Police cars screamed …

Mutliple casualties in attack on London Bridge

Armed British police rushed to London Bridge late Saturday after reports of a vehicle running down pedestrians and people being stabbed nearby.

Space capsule with 2 astronauts returns to Earth

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to Earth after a half-year aboard the International Space Station has landed.

Terror attack in Manila

An undetermined number of gunmen attacked a high-end hotel and casino complex in the Philippine capital early Friday, June 2, 2017.

Incident at Britain’s Parliament

Britain’s Parliament was placed on lockdown Wednesday after an alleged assailant was shot by police outside the building in central London, a lawmaker said.

Today in pictures (April 15)

Pictures from around the world for Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

Today in pictures (April 9)

Pictures from around the world for Wednesday, April 9, 2008.