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Activists call attention to ‘France’s shame’ - high domestic violence rates

France has one of Europe’s highest domestic violence rates, and now that’s getting highlighted with a wildcat graffiti campaign in Paris and elsewhere

X-rays of victims of domestic violence demand attention in Italy

A Milan hospital is exhibiting X-rays of women attacked by men to highlight what one doctor calls the “daily horror” of violence against women.

French women speak out against domestic violence

France has one of Europe’s highest domestic violence rates, and now that’s getting highlighted with a wildcat graffiti campaign in Paris and elsewhere

Christmas Garden in the Pillnitz Palace and Park

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, was the official opening of the Christmas Garden in the Pillnitz Palace and Park (Schloss and Park Pillnitz) near Dresden, eastern Germany. More than one million …

Ancient church discovered near Jerusalem

An ancient church was recently uncovered in Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Israeli archaeologists have revealed an elaborately decorated Byzantine church dedicated to an anonymous martyr that …

Persian Gulf

Two missiles struck the Iranian tanker Sabiti traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid …

Iraq protests turnsdeadly

Iraqi prime minister orders police replace army in Shiite area of Baghdad where dozens were killed or wounded over the weekend

Nun defends thesis on sexual abuse of nuns by priests

Sister Makamatine Lembo, of Togo, successfully defends her dissertation on sexual abuse of nuns by priests at a at a Vatican-sanctioned university.

At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya’s capital

A school collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Monday and killed at least seven children, officials said, while some outraged residents alleged shoddy construction. Two other children were in critical condition.

India loses communication with lunar lander

India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander after about 2 kilometers from the surface of the moon. The fate of the lander – whether …

Princess Charlotte starts school

The princess arrived at the school alongside older brother, Prince George, and her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


Hundreds of people have defied unprecedented security restrictions and held a street protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

Gibraltar on Thursday allowed a detained Iranian supertanker to leave the British overseas territory despite a last-minute U.S. attempt to seize the vessel, potentially defusing tensions between London and Tehran …

Czech Republic Tightrope

French tightrope walker Tatiana-Mosio Bongoga balances over the Vltava river during her performance to open an international new circus festival in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Fans recreate Beatles album cover on 50th anniversary

The Beatles caused a traffic spectacle 50 years ago in London’s St. John’s Wood neighborhood when the Fab Four were photographed for the “Abby Road” album cover. Fans recreate the …

Mexico drug mansion auction

The mansion of Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon is seen during a media tour in Mexico City, Monday, July 30, 2019. The federal government said Monday it will hold an …

Death toll 33 in Japan animation studio arson

The death toll reached 33 Thursday, July 18, 2019, after a suspected arson destroyed a four-story building housing Kyoto Animation. The studio, located south of the city of Kyoto Japan, …

WHO confirms first Ebola case in Goma, the capital city of North Kivu province, Congo

With Ebola reaching Congo’s eastern city of Goma, authorities are tracking down bus passengers who rode with a pastor who became the first confirmed case in the regional capital. Dr. …

Heavy Metal Knitting world championship

Teams compete in the first Heavy Metal Knitting world championship, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Joensuu, Finland. With stage names such as ‘Woolfumes,’ ‘Bunny Bandit’ and ‘9” Needles,’ the goal …

Total eclipse of the sun over Chile and Argentina

Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina.

Commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day

World War II reenactors gathered at dawn on Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019 during commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

97-year-old D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy

Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day – but this time without being shot at. Engines throbbing, C-47 transport planes dropped group …

World War II enthusiasts visit Utah Beach

France is preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion which took place on June 6, 1944.

Eiffel Tower zipline

People brave a zipline tied from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 metres above the Champ de Mars gardens along an 800-meters long cable, as part of a …

The men who fought at Normandy

The men who fought on D-Day, June 6, 1944, are now in their 90s or 100s, wrinkled and often moving with the help of a cane or wheelchair. Their hands …

Restoration effort at Notre Dame Cathedral

French Culture Minister Franck Riester says that one month after a fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral, the edifice is still being made safe enough for restoration to begin.

Aerial photos of fire damaged Notre Dame Cathedral

Images made available by on Wednesday April 17, 2019 shows an aerial shots of the fire damage to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday April 16. Nearly $1 …

Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Paris police say there is a fire at the French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. Flames and black smoke were seen shooting on Monday from the base of the medieval …

Historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, Notre Dame is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages as well as one of the most beloved structures …

New Zealand mass shootings of Muslims

New Zealand has arrested a suspected gunman in mass shootings that claimed at leas 49 worshippers and pedestrians at two Muslim mosques in the city of Christchurch on Friday, March …