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Timeline on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

(WASHINGTON) -- Since self-exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul this month and vanished, his case has sparked international intrigue and outrage and put leaders of his homeland on the defensive.Here is a timeline of events before and after he disappeared:May 2018: Khashoggi meets…... Read More

Groom's body found after being swept away by floodwaters on Costa Rica honeymoon

(SAN JOSE, Costa Rica) -- The body of a newlywed was discovered in Costa Rica on Saturday, bringing to an end a short search for the groom after he was swept away by floodwaters on his honeymoon in Costa Rica earlier this week.Josh Byrne, a native of Hudson, Massachusetts, was…... Read More

Martyred Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI among 7 people to be canonized in Vatican ceremony

(VATICAN CITY) -- The embroidered banner-portraits of the seven people Pope Francis will proclaim saints already hang on the façade of Saint Peter’s Basilica ahead of the solemn ceremony Sunday.The new tombstone and mosaic portrait of one of them, Pope Paul VI, the somber, timid pope of the turbulent 60s,…... Read More

Mysterious disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi leads companies to boycott Saudi summit

(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) --  As the international outrage grows over the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, mounting evidence implicating Saudi Arabia is compelling companies and public figures to distance themselves from the kingdom.The billionaire founder of the Virgin empire, Sir Richard Branson, says he is…... Read More

US pastor held for two years freed by Turkish court

(ISMIR, Turkey) -- A Turkish court has freed American pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in detention, according to Turkish state media.His case had created a deep rift in U.S.-Turkish relations, with the Trump administration heavily committed to securing his freedom and punishing its NATO ally with economic penalties for…... Read More

Russian investigators 'clear' on what caused failed launched of Soyuz spacecraft

(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) -- Officials investigating the failed launch of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft believe they are "clear" on what caused the accident.The rocket lifted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan early Thursday on what was scheduled to be a six-hour flight to the International Space Station. But roughly…... Read More

German far-right party launches website encouraging kids to spy on teachers

(BERLIN) -- Politicians have harsely condemned a new online portal launched by Germany's far-right populist party, Alternative for Deutschland, or AfD, encouraging students to report on teachers who share political views.The site, launched for the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on Thursday, encourages students to speak up against teachers who criticiae AfD,…... Read More

Princess Eugenie weds Jack Brooksbank in same chapel where Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tied the knot

(LONDON) -- Britain’s royal family gathered Friday for another wedding, this one the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.Eugenie, 28, and Brooksbank, 32, wed less than six months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's high-profile wedding, and in the same chapel, St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the…... Read More

Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania

(NEW YORK) -- Police have mobilized across Tanzania to search for a man described as Africa's youngest billionaire after he was kidnapped by gunmen Thursday morning in the nation's capital, Dar es Salaam.Mohammed Dewji, the 43-year-old owner and president of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd. (METL) and a former member of…... Read More

US military grounds entire fleet of F-35s in wake of crash

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military has grounded its entire fleet of F-35s in the wake of one of the planes crashing in South Carolina two weeks ago.As a result of an initial investigation, the 245 F-35s being used in the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps will be grounded…... Read More

American student remains in Israeli detention as judge considers deportation case

(JERUSALEM) -- An Israeli judge said Thursday that he would rule in the coming days on whether an American student, who allegedly supported a boycott on Israeli goods and has been detained for more than a week, could enter Israel.Lara Alqasem, 22, appeared in Tel Aviv District Court this morning…... Read More