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Japan says its experts have held talks with Chinese counterparts to try to assuage Beijing's concerns over the discharge of treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear … more
King Charles III is joining the queen and other members of the royal family for an Easter service at Windsor Castle in what will be his most significant public appearance since he was diagnosed with … more
A Russian cruise missile strike on infrastructure in Ukraine’s western Lviv region has left one dead. The regional governor says the attack Sunday destroyed a building and sparked a fire. In … more
Pope Francis appears to have overcome concerns about his health to preside over Easter Sunday Mass. He is leading tens of thousands of people in a flower-decked St. Peter’s Square in one of the … more
A new drought has left millions facing hunger in southern Africa as they experience the effects of extreme weather that scientists say is becoming more frequent and more damaging. That's especially … more
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon says three United Nations military observers and a Lebanese interpreter have been wounded when a shell exploded near them while patrolling the southern … more
LIMA (AP) — Peruvian police busted through the front door of President Dina Boluarte’s house with a battering ram overnight in search of luxury watches as part of an investigation into possible … more
MACAO (AP) — After more than 40 years, Macao’s horse racing track hosted its final races on Saturday, bringing an end to the sport in the city famous for its massive casinos. In January, the … more
In Indonesia, environmental groups continue to point to deforestation and environmental degradation worsening the effects of natural disasters such as floods, landslides, drought and forest fires. … more
The Vatican has confirmed Pope Francis will preside over the Easter Vigil service on Saturday night. That is after he decided at the last minute to skip his participation in the Good Friday … more
Each Holy Week, thousands of residents of the colonial, volcano-fringed city of Antigua participate in some of Guatemala’s oldest and most popular Easter traditions. Some carry the block-long … more
After the 1959 revolution, Cuba repressed gay people and many were sent to labor camps. But the communist-run island has made strides in recent years when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. A … more
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dismissed a longtime aide and several advisers in a continuing reshuffle while Russia unleashed fresh attacks overnight. Zelenskyy dismissed top aide … more
Heavily armed police have cordoned off part of a Dutch town and say that multiple people are being held hostage in a building there. It is unclear how many people are being held. Earlier Saturday, … more
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States has welcomed the formation of a new Palestinian autonomy government, signaling it is accepting the revised Cabinet lineup as a step toward Palestinian political … more
PROCIDA, Italy (AP) — Italy is known for the religious processions that take over towns big and small throughout the year when Catholic feast days are celebrated. But even in a country where public … more
A dramatic decision by Israel's Supreme Court on drafting ultra-Orthodox men into the Israeli military could spell political trouble for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The ruling Thursday calls … more
The Vatican says Pope Francis has skipped the traditional Good Friday procession at Rome’s Colosseum to protect his health, adding to concerns about his frail condition during a particularly busy … more
A new study says climate change is making giant heat waves crawl slower across the globe and they are baking more people for a longer time with higher temperatures over larger areas. Friday's study … more
Hundreds of Christians have joined the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem’s Old City, commemorating one of the faith’s most sacred days with noticeably thinner crowds amid the ongoing … more
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