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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has applied for parole and is expected to attend a hearing on Friday that will decide if he can be released from prison 10 years … more
A Vatican official says Pope Francis has spent a good first night in the hospital after being admitted for a respiratory infection. Further medical updates were expected later Thursday. Francis was … more
Israel’s Palestinian minority has mostly sat out large protests against the government’s plan to overhaul the judiciary. It's a glaring absence in a battle that supporters say is meant to … more
As images of the devastating blaze at an immigration detention center in Mexico consume news broadcasts and social media, families scattered across the Americas are suffering the consequences, … more
Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has ruled the opposition-dominated National Assembly can take up the question of whether to impeach President Guillermo Lasso over allegations of crimes against state … more
A ferry carrying about 250 passengers and crew caught fire between Philippine islands and at least 12 people were killed with seven still missing. The governor of the southern island province of … more
Details from the rich, full lives of the three adults killed Monday at a Nashville elementary school have quickly emerged. But information on the three 9-year-old children who died has been slower to … more
Russia’s prosecution of a single father whose daughter drew an antiwar sketch at school elicited outrage from the European Union, even as the man, who fled house arrest before the verdict was … more
Meteorologists are warning of a series of severe storms that could rip across America's Midwest and South over the next couple of weeks, with the first and perhaps most dangerous outbreak forecast to … more
Prince Harry has blamed the royal family for a delay in bringing his phone hacking lawsuit against the publisher of The Daily Mail. The publisher argued in a London court Wednesday that the Duke of … more
ZURICH (AP) — Indonesia was stripped of hosting the men's Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday amid political turmoil regarding Israel's participation. FIFA said Indonesia was removed from staging … more
The Vatican says Pope Francis has gone to a Rome hospital for some scheduled tests. It provided no details other than to say the pontiff’s visit to the Gemelli hospital on Wednesday was … more
South African police have launched a manhunt for convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester who escaped from a privately-run maximum security prison in the Free State province under bizarre … more
An advocacy group alleges that an oil tanker owned by a major U.S.-traded transportation company appears to be taking on Iranian crude oil in a key Asian maritime strait in violation of American … more
Entertainer Paul O’Grady, who achieved fame as drag queen Lily Savage before becoming a much-loved comedian and host on British television, has died. He was 67. O’Grady’s partner Andre Portasio … more
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rebuffed President Joe Biden's suggestion that the premier “walks away” from a contentious plan to overhaul the legal … more
It's the middle of the semester, yet a million kids across the Israeli-occupied West Bank are out of school. Palestinian public schools have been shuttered since Feb. 5, in one of the longest … more
When smoke began billowing out of a migrant detention center in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Venezuelan migrant Viangly Infante Padrón was terrified because she knew her husband was … more
Northern Mexico has developed such a habit of exotic animals and violence, that people not only keep tigers as pets — they steal them. Prosecutors in the violent northern state of Sonora said … more
Brazil’s government has reported the 700,000th death from COVID-19 in the South American nation, which has the second most victims of the virus after the United States. Brazilian health experts say … more
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