Report: Benedict defends 'emeritus pope' title to critic Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:59:38 GMT - A German newspaper that quoted letters by Benedict XVI hitting back at criticism of his 2013 resignation said Friday that he was responding to a conservative German cardinal who took issue with his decision to take the title "emeritus pope."
300,000 sign petition backing bus driver who slapped child, 12, for running into street Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:45:00 GMT - A petition supporting a French bus driver who faces disipline for slapping a 12-year-old boy who ran into the street has gained more than 300,000 signatures as of Friday, reports said.
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:31:42 GMT - Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party's leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said.
Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremists Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:22:54 GMT - Growing attacks by motorbike-riding extremists who flee into the forest have led Burkina Faso's government to ban the use of motorbikes and bike carts from sunset to sunrise in its troubled east.
5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab's threat grows Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:37:26 GMT - Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead, analysts say the Somalia-based extremist group has been pushed down Africa's east coast as far as Mozambique as its regional threat expands.
Catholic priest in Slovakia challenges celibacy rules Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:19:44 GMT - A priest in the conservative Roman Catholic stronghold of Slovakia has challenged the church's celibacy rules, voicing his dissent at a time when clerical celibacy is once again a topic of debate amid ongoing sex abuse scandals.
Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:13:26 GMT - A decade after people took to the streets to welcome democracy to the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, voters head to the polls on Sunday in what has become a referendum on whether democracy will stay.
Timeline of political events leading up to Maldives election Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:03:28 GMT - The Maldives on Sunday holds its third-ever multiparty presidential election, as political tumult continues a decade after democracy was introduced to the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Cody Wilson rented apartment in Taipei, local media say, as manhunt continues Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:30:00 GMT - Taiwan officials said Thursday that they are searching for Cody Wilson, a Texas maker of 3D-printed guns whom authorities say has fled to Asia after being accused of having sex with an underage girl.
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61 due to illness Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:28:00 GMT - Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died.
Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:30:00 GMT - Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 22 people in a central region.
Despite strong laws, domestic violence in Brazil is rampant Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:02:51 GMT - Rogeria Cardeal had spent most of the day in a muggy waiting room at the public defenders' office.Updated: 9/21/2018 6:25:09 AM