Chile protests resume, demonstrations crimp economic growth

11/05/2019

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Thousands of Chileans took to the streets again Monday to demand better social services, some clashing with police, as protesters demanded an end to economic inequality even as the government announced that weeks…

Xi meets Lam in ‘vote of confidence’ over Hong Kong protests

11/05/2019

HONG KONG – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s surprise meeting with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was a “vote of confidence” in her government’s ability to tackle five months of anti-government protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese…

Airbnb bans ‘party houses’ after deadly US shooting

Agence France Presse 11/03/2019

  NEW YORK, United States — Airbnb’s boss announced Saturday that the online platform, which offers private homes for rent for short periods, is banning “party houses” after a deadly shooting at a Halloween event in California.…

Reports: US launches review of China-owned video app TikTok

AP 11/02/2019

Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and…

Wildfire forces residents, celebrities to flee

10/29/2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile, a blaze in Northern California wine…

WATCH: Japanese Emperor seen riding train, excites schoolgirls

Inquirer.net 10/27/2019

Some teenage girls in Japan could not contain their excitement when they caught a glimpse of their new emperor, Emperor Naruhito, riding the royal train. The Omeshi Ressha or the Imperial Train, bearing Japan’s flag right at…

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.…

Pope’s Amazon synod proposes married priests, female leaders

AP 10/27/2019

VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops from across the Amazon called Saturday, October 26, 2019, for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in the region, a historic proposal that would upend centuries…

CBCP official, 22 others hurt in Egypt border bus accident — DFA

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 10/26/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) was among the 23 people injured in a bus accident while on their way to an Israel border, the Department of Foreign…

Man has sex with stuffed toys in mall stores, gets arrested

10/25/2019

A man was arrested for having sex with two stuffed toys at a mall last Tuesday, Oct. 22. Cody Meader misused the children’s playthings at a Target branch in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the United States, as per…

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…

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