Pope Francis turns attention to needs of Thai church, young people

Associated Press 11/22/2019

SAM PHRAN, Thailand — Pope Francis tended to the needs of Thailand’s tiny Catholic hierarchy Thursday, urging priests and nuns to find ways to communicate the faith with “a Thai face and flesh” in an overwhelmingly Buddhist…

Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat

Associated Press 11/17/2019

  HONG KONG — Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday — not to quell protests but to help clean up. It was a rare public appearance by the People’s Liberation Army…

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

Associated Press 11/10/2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A strong cyclone made landfall early Sunday in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of people have moved to shelters across the low-lying delta nation’s vast coastal region. Up to 1.8 million were expected to…

US official: IS leader believed dead in US military assault

Associated Press 10/27/2019

  WASHINGTON — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, is believed dead after being targeted by a U.S.…

Probe expands in truck deaths, all 39 victims are from China

Associated Press 10/25/2019

LONDON – All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens, British police confirmed Thursday as they investigated one of the country’s deadliest cases of human smuggling. The Essex…

39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England

Associated Press 10/24/2019

LONDON  — Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead Wednesday inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. The truck, which is said to have entered Britain via the Welsh port of…

Scientists discover big storms can create ‘stormquakes’

Associated Press 10/17/2019

WASHINGTON – Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they’re calling them “stormquakes.”   The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor’easters can rumble like a magnitude…

‘Tarzan’ actor Ron Ely’s wife killed; son shot by deputies

Associated Press 10/17/2019

SANTA BARBARA, California — “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely’s wife was stabbed to death in their Southern California home by their son, who deputies found outside the house and fatally shot, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies summoned to the…

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Associated Press 10/16/2019

TOKYO – Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies.   Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.6% in morning trading to 22,554.05, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200…

Tokyo eerily quiet, bracing for worst typhoon in 6 decades

Associated Press 10/12/2019

  TOKYO — Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city. Store shelves were bare…

WATCH: Mexican mayor dragged through street in row over campaign promises

Associated Press 10/10/2019

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico–Angry farmers stormed a city hall in southern Mexico, seized the mayor and dragged him through town from the back of a truck for not fulfilling campaign promises, officials said Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday…

Hong Kong protesters clamor for release of detained activist

Associated Press 10/09/2019

HONG KONG — Several hundred masked protesters chanting for revolution have gathered at Hong Kong’s High Court for the appeal hearing of an activist sentenced to six years in prison for his part in a violent nightlong…

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