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Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland’s strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the outcome saying it showed indifference to its teachings. Messages are left at a memorial to Savita Halappanava a day after an Abortion Referendum […]

Massive fire rips through Europe's 2nd largest theme park (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Massive fire rips through Europe's 2nd largest theme park (PHOTO, VIDEO)

A huge fire has broken out at Europa-Park in the German town of Rust, the second most visited theme park in Europe after Disneyland. The inferno prompted the visitors to evacuate as many lamented their favorite attraction online. A huge plume of black smoke has risen hundreds of meters in sky as a warehouse near […]

J&K: Infiltration bid foiled in Tangdhar sector, 4 terrorists killed

J&K: Infiltration bid foiled in Tangdhar sector, 4 terrorists killed

In an early morning development, security forces have eliminated 4 terrorists in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Tangdhar sector is located in Kupwara district of North Kashmir. The forces foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists and managed to gun them down. Massive search operation is underway to check if there are any remaining terrorists […]

MH17: Russia 'liable' for downing airliner over Ukraine

MH17: Russia 'liable' for downing airliner over Ukraine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The remains of the Boeing 777, photographed at its crash site in 2014 Australia and the Netherlands have formally accused Russia of being responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in 2014. All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died when […]

Grandma sentenced to death for smuggling crystal meth

Grandma sentenced to death for smuggling crystal meth

An Australian granny is being sentenced to death for smuggling crystal meth into Malaysia – but she claims she was the victim of an online romance scam. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 54, was on her way to Melbourne when authorities found more than one kilo of crystal meth sewn inside the lining of her bag […]

Pentagon bars China from joining naval exercise in the Pacific

Pentagon bars China from joining naval exercise in the Pacific

The South China Sea has heavily traveled shipping lanes, rich fishing grounds and potential oil, gas and other undersea mineral deposits. China claims the waters and its islands virtually in their entirety, though Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei also have overlapping claims. Source link

N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

Seoul (AFP) – Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime’s nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In a surprise announcement Pyongyang said earlier this month that it […]

North Korea welcomes journalists for closure of its nuclear site

North Korea welcomes journalists for closure of its nuclear site

The eight South Korean journalists were excluded because Pyongyang has cut off high-level contact with Seoul to protest an exercise with the U.S. military — a protest the North’s media reiterated Tuesday, saying saber-rattling and dialogue don’t mix. Such messages from the North and Trump’s statements he is ready to call it all off have […]

UK Lawmakers Tell Government to Toughen Up on Illicit Russian Money

UK Lawmakers Tell Government to Toughen Up on Illicit Russian Money

LONDON—An influential group of British lawmakers criticized the U.K. government for not doing enough to clamp down on illicit Russian money Monday, as it emerged that a prominent oligarch hadn’t been able to enter Britain in recent weeks because of a delay in his visa renewal. “The use of London as a base for the […]

Greece's most liberal mayor got beat up by a bunch of far-right protesters

Greece's most liberal mayor got beat up by a bunch of far-right protesters

Yiannis Boutaris is helped as he is assaulted by suspected far-right members at a rally in Thessaloniki. (Eurokinissi/AFP/Getty Images) Yiannis Boutaris is no stranger to controversy. The 75-year-old Thessaloniki mayor is one of Greece’s most outspoken advocates for multiculturalism and international understanding. He’s pushed for the construction of an Islamic mosque in the city, along with […]