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VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has complimented the people of Mexico during his weekly audience, praising them for being "so welcoming to migrants. God bless you.'' A group of Mexicans present in St. Peter's Square for the Wednesday audience cheered and waved a Mexican flag at the comments. Francis has frequently been vocal in his support of Mexico's efforts to help migrants and critical of the United States for blocking migrants at the border. During a visit to the US-Mexico border in 2016, he criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, suggesting that anyone who wanted to build a wall along the border was ``not a Christian.'' In April, the pontiff donated $500,000 to help migrants in Mexico, offering assistance to local projects that provide food, lodging and basic necessities. Read More



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Column: With the debt ceiling fight, Congress and New! 2019-07-16 13:19:48That perennial childishness, a fight over the U.S. debt ceiling, is back.

Sylvia Stottlemyer New! 2019-07-16 09:21:07Sylvia Stottlemyer, who was an Apollo crew secretary, later rose to the ranks of senior management at Johnson Space Center.

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A Mississippi politician denied access to a female 2019-07-15 06:00:05Robert Foster, a first-term Mississippi state representative running for governor, declined to allow a female reporter to cover a campaign trip &mdash

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Germany's Weber urges EU lawmakers to back von 2019-07-16 03:40:00German conservative Manfred Weber urged EU lawmakers to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission in a knife-edge vote on

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Oil tanker goes missing in Strait of Hormuz New! 2019-07-16 13:55:17 A Panama-flagged oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates appeared switch off its transponder in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday and has not bee

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Greek police detail rape, murder of U.S. scientist New! 2019-07-16 10:51:02 Police revealed new details Tuesday show how a U.S. scientist was raped and murdered on the Greek island of Crete earlier this month.

Houthi rebels claim attack on Saudi air base New! 2019-07-16 10:19:01 A drone attack on King Khalid Air Base in southwest Saudi Arabia by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels Monday evening resulted in competing narratives from

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Pakistan reopens airspace 5 months after deadly feud New! 2019-07-16 07:09:43 Pakistan reopened its airspace to civilian flights Tuesday, five months after Islamabad closed it off over a standoff with neighbor India.

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U.N. report: Nearly half of North Koreans are 2019-07-16 03:54:50 Nearly half of North Koreans don't have enough to eat, a report released by the United Nations said, as the country continues to face a food shortag

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US House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted New! 2019-07-16 19:41:49The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswo

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No bargain for workers: Amazon employees stage strikes New! 2019-07-16 16:19:29Amazon employees across the world went on strike on Monday demanding better wages and working conditions as the retail giant launched its two-day &ldq

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Controversial at home, lauded abroad: Ursula von der New! 2019-07-16 13:36:25The European Parliament confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission president in a secret ballot on Tuesday. She succeeds Jean-Claude Juncker to b

Penguins in South Africa rescued after 400 liters New! 2019-07-16 12:22:33

Fifty years after Apollo 11 lifted off, NASA New! 2019-07-16 12:09:16On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying its crew to the Moon and into history. Half a century later, NASA is pre

Patricia Arquette talks awards, activism and ageing New! 2019-07-16 09:34:51Patricia Arquette has won an Oscar, an Emmy and two Golden Globes. But it's her work on two of this year's most buzzed-about TV shows that's got pe

French minister François de Rugy resigns over spending New! 2019-07-16 09:11:01French Environment Minister François de Rugy, at the centre of a controversy over lavish spending, announced his resignation on Tuesday but las

Julian Alaphilippe, France’s humble heir to the cycling 2019-07-16 06:26:40Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe became the darling of the nation when he wore the coveted yellow jersey on Bastille Day – France’s national h

First patient diagnosed with Ebola in Congolese city 2019-07-16 03:28:28Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after an evangelical preacher died of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first

Lunar eclipse to mark launch of Apollo 11 2019-07-16 02:38:42Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse on T

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German mayor hospitalized after assault: should local politicians New! 2019-07-16 19:37:10 Mayor Dieter Gummer of the German city of Hockenheim was left bloodied and hospitalized after an unknown assailant punched him. One politician has al

Iceland needs condoms in SCHOOLS: Doctor raises alarm New! 2019-07-16 19:19:00 Negligence towards safe sex by Icelanders and the visits by many foreigners have led to the country having the highest rate of syphilis and chlamydia

Bikini Atoll has 1,000x radiation of Chernobyl decades New! 2019-07-16 18:08:40 Radiation levels in the Marshall Islands, where the US government tested its nuclear arsenal during the Cold War, are even higher than those found in

Senators demand Congressional approval for ANY plan to New! 2019-07-16 17:09:59 A bipartisan proposal in the US Senate would require the White House to seek the approval of Congress before it can eliminate or relax the trade limi

'Deligted!': Dutch wonderkid De Ligt jets in to New! 2019-07-16 16:51:00 Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt has arrived in Turin to finalize the details on a €75 million ($US85 million) switch to Juventus from Ajax. Rea

‘Not a racist bone in my body’: Trump New! 2019-07-16 16:49:36 Responding to allegations of racism after he suggested a group of Democratic lawmakers should go back to their “crime infested” home coun

Tehran: Oil tanker broke down in Persian Gulf, New! 2019-07-16 15:54:11 Iranian forces came to the aid of an oil tanker stranded in the Persian Gulf, a foreign ministry spokesman has said. The tanker is presumed to be the

'Clever pooch': Mongrel unties & kidnaps pedigree dog New! 2019-07-16 15:42:14 A brazen kidnapping attempt was captured on video in southern Russia, where a stray dog untied and tried to draw away a pedigree pit-bull who was wai

Lobsters & wine? French environment minister steps down New! 2019-07-16 15:40:49 The French environment minister has announced his resignation after a media report claimed he financed luxurious dinners from the public till, served

Iran denies Pompeo claim that it is ready New! 2019-07-16 15:27:30 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Iran may be prepared to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, but was soon rebuked by the Islamic

Germany's Von der Leyen confirmed as next EU New! 2019-07-16 14:37:00 The European Parliament has confirmed model centrist liberal politician Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the EU Commission, narrowly exc

US will not sell F-35 fighter jets to New! 2019-07-16 14:08:50 President Donald Trump has said Washington will not sell Turkey its next-generation F-35 jet fighter, after Turkey took delivery of the Russian-made

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Earthquake shakes some Indonesian islands, damages temple in 2019-07-16 01:25:18Indonesian authorities say a subsea earthquake shook Bali, Lombok and East Java on Tuesday, causing damage to homes and temples. The geophysics agency

Trump and Democrats clash over racism 2019-07-15 22:51:48The Democratic party, which has a majority in the House of Representatives, introduced a resolution on Monday condemning the tweets of US President Do

Computing pioneer Alan Turing to be face of 2019-07-15 20:10:51

Sri Lanka President claims drug gangs orchestrated Easter 2019-07-15 20:02:30 International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country’s leader claimed on Monday, despite ear

US’ OPT programme for int’l students challenged in 2019-07-15 19:57:39

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Turkey marks third anniversary of failed coup 2019-07-15 09:19:55 Nearly 250 people were killed — excluding the coup-plotters — and over 2,000 were injured after a rogue military faction tried to wrest p

As China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang, it 2019-07-15 07:49:05

Pak court grants pre-arrest bail to Hafiz Saeed 2019-07-15 07:29:42An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to Hafiz Saeed and three others in a case pertaining to the banned outfit's

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Hong Kong leader condemns violence against police, labels 2019-07-15 03:46:19Lam made the comments at a hospital where three police officers were being treated for injuries sustained in skirmishes on Sunday with demonstrators a

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Peacekeeper among 6 killed in disputed border region New! 2019-07-16 19:30:28Both Sudan and South Sudan claim ownership of the oil-rich Abyei area.

U.S., Iran send mixed signals amid ongoing dispute New! 2019-07-16 17:45:37 Iran and the United States sent mixed signals on Tuesday about resolving their disputes as Iran's supreme leader threatened to further breach t

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Neo-Nazi to pay more than $18 million to New! 2019-07-16 16:09:47U.S. judge says publisher of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer should pay more than $18 million to victim of internet trolling.

Husband, wife die hours apart after 71 years New! 2019-07-16 15:52:02Their love started at a Georgia cafe, blossomed despite two major wars and ended in their deaths exactly 12 hours apart.

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Kellyanne Conway asks reporter ‘what’s your ethnicity’ during New! 2019-07-16 15:24:57The tweets have prompted condemnation from world leaders including the U.K.'s Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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