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'Pray For Me': Nicaraguan Priest Threatened With Death Reaches Out To Niece In U.S.


The private Jesuit university in Managua, Nicaragua, where priest Chepe Idiáquez works is one of a series of Catholic institutions that have been attacked, as the country's yearlong unrest continues.

'Umbrella' Protesters Sentenced For 2014 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Demonstration


A judge sentenced the leaders of the protests to up to 16 months in prison. Rights groups said the sentencing would have a chilling effect on future demonstrations in Hong Kong.

World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa


It took more than 30 years to develop. The hope is it will eventually save tens of thousands of lives each year. But there are a few issues.

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India Is Changing Some Cities' Names, And Muslims Fear Their Heritage Is Being Erased

Officials have been altering names to become more Hinducentric. "It is very dangerous for national integrity and unity," says a historian. The changes accelerated ahead of this year's elections.


Egypt Approves Constitutional Changes That Could Keep Sissi In Office Until 2030

The amendments, which were approved by nearly 90% of voters, further entrench the power of the military and extend the power of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.


Mass Funerals Begin In A Grieving Sri Lanka

Mourners and religious leaders gathered to say goodbye to more than 300 people who died in a string of bombings on Sunday at churches and hotels. Among the dead are 45 children.

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5 Cool Things That Could Make The World A Better Place By 2030

The 5 recipients of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship predict how their projects will make the world a better place.


2 Earthquakes Shake The Philippines; At Least 16 Dead

Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Monday's quake, which trapped people in a collapsed supermarket in Pampanga province and caused panicked office workers to flee buildings in Manila.


ISIS Claims Responsibility For Easter Sunday Bombings In Sri Lanka

Two Islamist groups have been blamed for the attacks. The government is facing criticism for failing to prevent the attacks — or even alert possible targets — despite getting advanced intelligence.

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The Doctor Killed In Friday's Ebola Attack Was Dedicated ... But Also Afraid

Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung of Cameroon arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just four weeks ago – and was increasingly worried about his safety.

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President Trump To Pay A State Visit To U.K. In June, At Queen's Invitation

The state visit will come nearly a year after Trump's first trip to the U.K. as president, when he and the first lady met Queen Elizabeth II for tea.

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After Sri Lanka Attacks, Islamist Group Blamed And Victims Named

Sri Lankans mourned the deaths of nearly 300 people who were caught in Easter Sunday's coordinated church and hotel bombings. Officials blamed the National Thowfeek Jamaath, a local militant group.


Reuters Journalists Jailed In Myanmar Lose Appeal, Will Stay In Prison

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for allegedly violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. They claimed they were framed by police after uncovering evidence of a massacre against Rohingya Muslims.