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Pope in Madagascar insists: ‘Poverty is not inevitable’

Pope Francis insisted Sunday that poverty isn’t inevitable and that the poor deserve the dignity of work as he visited a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar.


India space agency relocates moon lander

A day after India’s mission to land on the moon appeared to have failed, the country’s space agency announced that the missing lander had been located.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

Iran says it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium “much more beyond” current levels to weapons-grade material.


Satellite images show Iran oil tanker sought by U.S. off Syria

Satellite images appear to show the once-detained Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1 near the Syrian port of Tartus, despite U.S. efforts to seize the vessel


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

‘Only animals can live here’: Storm victims await evacuation

Large numbers of storm victims in the Bahamas are trying to get off the hurricane-devastated islands


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

India loses touch with lander on its final approach to moon

India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander as it made its final approach to moon’s south pole to deploy a rover to search for …


UK Lords pass law to block no-deal Oct 31 Brexit

Britain’s opposition parties say they won’t support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for an election when it comes to a vote next week, piling more pressure on Britain’s embattled leader


Robert Mugabe, longtime leader of Zimbabwe, has died at 95

Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died.


Mexico claims success in stopping migrants; activists say no

Mexico says it has complied with a 90-day deadline from the U.S. to reduce the flow of migrants through its territory, but activists say Mexico’s crackdown has only forced migrants …


Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with big brother George by her side

LONDON – Four-year-old Princess Charlotte arrived for her first day of school on Thursday morning, clutching her mother’s hand and flicking her ponytail. The princess arrived at the school alongside …


Johnson seeks UK election bid as political foes push back

Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday to keep his Brexit plans on track, and he accused lawmakers …


Taliban attacks test Trump as he seeks to end Afghan war

Relentless, deadly attacks by the Taliban, including a car bombing Thursday that killed a U.S. service member, are testing President Donald Trump’s resolve to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and end …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Dorian, back to a Category 3 hurricane, creeps up U.S. coast

A force still to be reckoned with: Hurricane Dorian begins sideswiping Southeast U.S. seaboard, threatening to swamp low-lying coastal regions


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffers big defeat in Parliament as rebels seize control of Brexit agenda.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

‘Total devastation’: Hurricane slams parts of the Bahamas

Practically parking itself over the Bahamas for over a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, …


Indian landing module ready for touchdown on moon surface

The landing module of India’s unmanned moon mission separated from the orbiter on Monday ahead of its planned touchdown on the moon’s south polar region this weekend, the space agency …


Taliban attack Kabul as U.S. envoy says deal almost final

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a large explosion in the Afghan capital Monday night, just hours after a U.S. envoy briefed the Afghan government on an agreement “in principle” with …


Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100

Yemeni medics said on Monday they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center that was hit a day earlier by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, killing …


Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Russian crackdown on protesters seen as intimidation tactic

MOSCOW – In just a few days, Sergei Abanichev was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a crime that could keep him behind bars for up to eight years …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Saudi festival showcases green mountains, flower crowns

Atop a string of green mountains in Saudi Arabia, a monthlong festival drew a medley of yoga enthusiasts, extreme adventure seekers, tourists and traditional Saudi families – many wearing colorful …


UK prime minister tells lawmakers to back his Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn’t the way to get a deal done.


In escalating trade war, U.S. consumers may see higher prices

Americans are facing potentially higher prices for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items now that the U.S. and China have put in place their latest tariff increases …


UN atomic watchdog: Iran still in violation of nuclear deal

The U.N. atomic watchdog reported Friday that Iran remains in violation of limitations set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers and that its stockpile of low-enriched uranium are …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

Poland, U.S. agree on 6 sites for more US troops, debating 7th

Poland’s defense minister says six locations for additional U.S. troops have been agreed on with Washington and talks continue on one more site.


Mexico’s new drug war may be worse than old one

Mexico’s drug war appears to be back – and it may be worse this time around than in the bloody years of the government’s 2006-2012 offensive against drug cartels.


China denies visa, expelling Wall Street Journal reporter

Chinese authorities have declined to renew the press credentials of a Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporter, effectively expelling a journalist who extensively covered President Xi Jinping and Communist Party politics.


High-level Brazilian envoys in US to discuss Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that his son and the country’s foreign minister are in the United States to discuss possible U.S. aid amid devastating fires in the Amazon …


Australia lowers Great Barrier Reef outlook to ‘very poor’

The government agency that manages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals’ condition from “poor” to “very poor” due to warming oceans.


Italy’s bitter political foes unite in bid to foil Salvini

Days after stepping down, Italy’s ex-premier accepts the role of premier-designate Thursday in a bid to cobble together a new coalition of long-time political foes with the aim of blocking …