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January 12, 2019 3:27 PM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

A Saudi teenager who fled her family alleging abuse and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport 153

December 31, 2018 1:30 AM Diego Maradona says he suffered racist abuse when he played in Italy

Koulibaly was the victim of monkey chants from Inter Milan fans during his side's 1-0 defeat to the Nerazzurri at the San Siro on Boxing Day. As a result, Inter have been ordered to play two games behind closed doors while there has been widespread condemnation of the latest incident of racial discrimination in Italian football, but Maradona said it is nothing 94

December 27, 2018 5:05 AM Pope's initial blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Pope Francis arrives in Piazza Armerina, Sicily. It has been a wretched year for Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File) 121

December 25, 2018 12:04 PM Pope's Christmas wish: World fraternity despite differences

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope Francis delivers his message as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra 116

December 23, 2018 10:09 AM Myanmar says policeman found dead near border with Bangladesh

YANGON (Reuters) - The body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country’s troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week. Private Aung Kyaw Thet had been missing since his patrol was fired on from the Bangladesh side of the border on Dec. 17, according to the state-run 127

December 16, 2018 3:01 PM Thousands march in Brussels against U.N. migration pact

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a U.N. pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium’s government last week. Police said some 5,500 people marched in the bigger protest, organized by Flemish right wing parties 111

December 4, 2018 5:14 AM 10 librarians each receive $5,000 prize

NEW YORK – A Pittsburgh librarian who advocates for immigrants and refugees and a librarian from rural North Carolina who helps patrons navigate the internet are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award. The awards were announced Tuesday by the American Library Association. Winners, each of whom receive $5,000, are nominated by local library 91

December 2, 2018 9:38 PM Senior ISIS leader involved in killing of former US Army Ranger killed in drone strike, coalition says

Former U.S. Army Ranger Peter Kassig, pictured here, was captured in Syria in 2013. The U.S.-led coalition said that Abu al Umarayn, a senior ISIS leader who was involved in Kassig's death, was killed in a drone strike on Sunday. (Ropi/ZUMA Wire) Abu al Umarayn, a senior ISIS leader who was involved in the brutal murder of former U.S. Army Ranger Peter 173

November 7, 2018 9:01 PM Canada apologizes for turning away Nazi era ship of Jews

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to reporters as he arrives to a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized Wednesday on behalf of his nation for turning away a ship full of Jewish refugees trying 81

November 1, 2018 9:28 AM Turkey says 260,000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area

ANKARA (Reuters) - A total of 260,000 Syrian nationals have returned to a swathe of land in northern Syria where Turkey carried out a cross-border operation dubbed “Euphrates Shield”, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday. Turkey launched Euphrates Shield in 2016 to drive away Islamic State militants and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from its border 99