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Russians accused over Salisbury poisoning were in city 'as tourists'

Two Russians accused of a nerve agent attack in the UK have admitted they visited the city where the assault took place, but say the purpose of their brief trip was to visit its historic cathedral and not to poison a... More>>

Disadvantaged girls change their communities by learning to code

Sharon Okpoe has lived her entire 17 years in Makoko---known as the world's largest "floating slum"---built on a lagoon in Lagos, Nigeria. More>>

These statistics show the power of Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bearing down on southeast Asia with the equivalent strength of a Category 5 hurricane. More>>

Kofi Annan's widow bids farewell to an "extraordinary human being"

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been laid to rest Thursday in his home country of Ghana. More>>

It's official -- a no-deal Brexit will make traveling a pain

Traveling between the UK and European Union will get a whole lot more complicated -- and expensive -- should Brexit talks end without a deal, British government papers released Thursday suggest. More>>

Pussy Riot activist hospitalized, band members suspect poisoning

A member of Russian feminist punk band and activist group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in Moscow, according to band members, who suspect he has been poisoned. More>>

Aung San Suu Kyi admits Rohingya crisis 'could have been handled better'

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that, with hindsight, her government could have better handled the situation in Rakhine state that led to the forced displacement of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Court declines to intervene in case of Indian bishop accused of raping nun

An Indian court has declined to intervene in the case of a Catholic nun who says she was raped multiple times over a two year period by a bishop, charges he denies. More>>

Police clear tree houses in German forest to make way for mining company

Activists in a forest in western Germany are resisting attempts by police to remove tree houses that environmentalists have occupied for years and to make way for mining company RWE to raze further sections of the forest. More>>

Pope Francis slammed by victims over sexual abuse scandal

Pope Francis is facing yet more criticism over the "glacial" speed in his handling of the sexual abuse crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church. More>>

'We are not Libya': Defiant Damascus seeks new dawn amid the rubble

The once-desolate marketplace of Shaalan has sprung back to life. Shops shuttered for years have reopened their doors, glitzy new restaurants spill onto sidewalks and the traffic jams that were once a main feature of the... More>>

UN granted access to Rohingya villages in Rakhine state

United Nations teams have been granted access to Myanmar's Rakhine State to assess dozens of villages and townships that housed Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution last year. More>>