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09/22/2018 - 15:11

Islamic State claims killing of 29 at Iran military parade

Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault.

Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault.

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09/22/2018 - 15:11

Islamic State claims killing of 29 at Iran military parade

Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault.

Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault.


09/22/2018 - 14:50

Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

The Vatican on Saturday announced a historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country as Pope Francis recognised seven Beijing-appointed bishops in a move that could pave the way for a rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country.

The Vatican on Saturday announced a historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country as Pope Francis recognised seven Beijing-appointed bishops in a move that could pave the way for a rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country.


09/22/2018 - 13:45

Indian bishop refused bail in nun rape case

An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was refused bail Saturday, and ordered to remain in police custody to face questioning in a case that has triggered outrage among clergy.

An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was refused bail Saturday, and ordered to remain in police custody to face questioning in a case that has triggered outrage among clergy.


09/22/2018 - 13:35

Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing

The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was given until Saturday afternoon to decide on testifying in the Senate -- hours after the US president claimed her accusation could not be true.

The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was given until Saturday afternoon to decide on testifying in the Senate -- hours after the US president claimed her accusation could not be true.


09/22/2018 - 12:46

Vatican announces historic China accord to appoint bishops

The Vatican announced Saturday it had reached an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country which has so far named its own officials to a sole Beijing-recognised Catholic church.

The Vatican announced Saturday it had reached an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country which has so far named its own officials to a sole Beijing-recognised Catholic church.

09/22/2018 - 07:51

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.

Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.