UK mulled sending asylum-seekers to remote…

The British government reportedly proposed processing asylum-seekers on a remote volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean more than 4,000 miles (6,435 kilometers) from the U.K.

She escaped N.Korea, but 'raped' by South's spies

When she first met a mysterious man who introduced himself as Dr Seong, a South Korea spy, the woman thought she had found a father figure to help her start a new life after fleeing from her home in North Korea. But things went bad when Seong and a colleague began to sexually abuse her. Olivia Chan reports.

Major Airline Is Retiring 'Ladies and Gentlemen'

Japan Airlines is bringing in a small but significant change to passenger announcements. The airline says it is going to replace the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" with "passengers" or similar gender-neutral language. The move only affects English-language announcements, since the equivalent Japanese phrase is already gender-neutral, but the move is...

EU Commission democracy report critical of Poland…

The European Union's executive arm has issued a damning report on the state of democracy in Hungary and Poland

FAA chief to take controls of 737 MAX

FAA chief Steve Dickson will take the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, testing upgrades that the planemaker says should prevent a repeat of the two fatal crashes that saw the jet grounded. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Prince George's Giant Shark Tooth Causes a Bit of…

Naturalist David Attenborough recently screened his new environmental documentary at Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and brought along quite a treasure for their eldest son: a giant prehistoric shark tooth. But it turns out 7-year-old Prince George may have to give it up, the Guardian reports....

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Sharp virus spread in Madrid leads to new…

Spain’s capital and its surrounding suburbs are edging toward stricter curbs on people’s movements and social gatherings following a political dispute that angered many Spaniards

With masked guests, Dior returns to Paris catwalk

Christian Dior kicked off Paris Fashion Week in earnest on Tuesday with a socially-distanced runway show, as models paraded around an art installation recalling Gothic-style stained-glass windows to a live choir performance.

Fashion Brand to Proud Boys: No More Shirts for…

British fashion brand Fred Perry would rather lose sales than be associated with the Proud Boys. The company says it has halted sales in the US and Canada of its black and yellow polo shirts, which have been adopted as a uniform by the far-right activists, the Guardian reports. In...

Armenia, Azerbaijan fight for 4th day over…

Heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh has entered a fourth straight day in the biggest escalation of a decades-old conflict in years that killed dozens and left scores wounded

The dark underbelly of Argentina's horse meat…

Argentina is famed for its horses, whether excelling in polo matches or carrying gauchos through the Pampas farm lands. What's less well known is what lies ahead for many horses after their best days are behind them: slaughter and sale as meat to gourmet buyers in Europe. Emer McCarthy reports.

As Festival Season Kicks Off, India Blows Past 6M…

The fall months in India are typically celebratory ones, as people get reverent and make merry during Hindu religious fests like Diwali, Dussehra, and Navratri. This year, however, poses a new challenge for the country: It just blew past 6 million COVID-19 cases (with more than 95,000 deaths so...

Former Audi chief on trial in VW diesel emissions…

The former head of Volkswagen's Audi division is going on trial in connection with Volkswagen's diesel emission scandal

Cuban entrepreneurs reinvent businesses to survive

Despite a health and economic crisis, business owners in Cuba are innovating to give themselves the best chance of sustainable success during difficult times. Caroline Malone reports.

Navalny Confirms a High-Profile Visitor

It might be a sign of how seriously foreign leaders are taking the case of Alexei Navalny's poisoning: German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a private visit to the Russian opposition leader while he was hospitalized in Berlin, reports the Guardian . German media broke the news Sunday, characterizing it as a...

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Pompeo urges Vatican to condemn human rights…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the Vatican to join the U.S. in denouncing violations of religious freedom in China

Artillery pounds Nagorno-Karabakh line of contact

The Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan released footage showing artillery performing strikes on Wednesday, as fighting with Armenian forces entered a fourth day.

Japanese Celeb Found Dead by Her Husband

A Japanese actress known as the female Sherlock Holmes has apparently killed herself—which, if confirmed, continues a spate of suicides among Japanese entertainers. Yuko Takeuchi was found at home Sunday by her husband without a note, but Variety reports that it looks like suicide. "It came all of a...

Sweden won't reopen probe into 1986 slaying of PM…

A Swedish prosecutor says the unsolved slaying of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme 34 years ago won’t be reopened

Meet the amputee doctor designing prosthetics

Abdelmawla Ibrahim was only 16 when a stray bullet pierced his left leg, shattering his bones and forcing doctors to amputate it above the knee. His outlook on life changed after getting fitted with a prosthetic which inspired him to get certified as a physiotherapist.

2-Foot-Long Rat Wins Gold Medal for 'Bravery'

Not a big rat fan? Meet Magawa. The furry two-footer received a gold medal Friday for his work detecting land mines in Cambodia, NBC News reports. "Magawa's dedication, skill and bravery are an extraordinary example of this and deserve the highest possible recognition," said Jan McLoughlin, head of People’s Dispensary...

Finnish PM to stand-in for Swedish colleague at…

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven won’t be at Thursday's European Union summit meeting as he will be attending his mother’s funeral, so he will be represented by his counterpart from neighboring Finland

Trump and Biden face off in chaotic first debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump's record on the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare, and the economy in a chaotic and bad-tempered first debate marked by personal insults and Trump's repeated interruptions. Gloria Tso reports.

Tokyo's Winning Olympics Bid Linked to Big…

A former head of the largest Olympic sports federation and his son have been convicted in France of accepting $4 million in bribes from athletes in exchange for hiding positive doping tests. And from that case has sprung another claim of corruption, this one tied to Tokyo's bid for the...

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Germany welcomes China climate goals, wants more…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed China’s plan to be carbon-neutral by 2060, contrasting it with the U.S. failure to abide by the goals of the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord

VW could sell Lamborghini, Bugatti - sources

Volkswagen is reviewing the future of performance brands Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati, according to Reuters sources, with restructuring or even sale among the options. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Cardinal Abruptly Steps Down: 'Why Are You Doing…

An abrupt resignation shook Rome Thursday, with a high-ranking Vatican official who was involved in a controversial luxury real estate deal stepping down. "The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and from the rights connected to the Cardinalate,...