Turkmenistan creates new parliament chamber

Turkmenistan's authoritarian president, who has an unchallenged hold on power, has signed a constitutional change to expand the country's parliament to two chambers

Taylor family reacts to verdict: 'You robbed the…

Breonna Taylor's aunt Bianca Austin on Friday read a statement on behalf of her sister, Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer, reacting to the verdict of a grand jury that ultimately decided not to charge any of the Louisville police officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor during a botched drug raid.

Tokyo's Winning Olympics Bid Linked to Big…

A former head of the largest Olympic sports federation and his son have been convicted in France of accepting $4 million in bribes from athletes in exchange for hiding positive doping tests. And from that case has sprung another claim of corruption, this one tied to Tokyo's bid for the...

COVID-19 can't crush human rights, UN gathering…

In a diminished spotlight caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading human rights defenders are urging people in these fractured times to connect through politics — and vote, too

Turkey orders arrests over 2014 Kurdish protests

Turkish authorities have ordered the arrest of 82 people including members of a pro-Kurdish opposition party. The warrants are in relation to violent protests from 2014 against the siege by Islamic State of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. Adam Reed reports

Cardinal Abruptly Steps Down: 'Why Are You Doing…

An abrupt resignation shook Rome Thursday, with a high-ranking Vatican official who was involved in a controversial luxury real estate deal stepping down. "The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and from the rights connected to the Cardinalate,...

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Pope to UN: Use COVID crisis to come out better…

Pope Francis is urging world leaders to use the coronavirus emergency as an opportunity to reform the injustices of the global economy and the “perverse logic” of the nuclear deterrence doctrine

Ginsburg was 'our North Star' -rabbi

Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt on Friday during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Ginsburg "our prophet, our North Star, our strength for so very long."

With Charlie Hebdo Trial Underway, a Knife Attack

A knife attack in Paris on Friday that seriously injured two people has prompted authorities to launch a terror investigation, reports the AP . The reason? The attack took place near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo , scene of a terror attack in 2015 that left 12 people...

Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in…

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conference early next year to launch a "genuine peace process” while criticizing the recent decision of two Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel

Ginsburg is first woman to lie in state in U.S…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, made history again on Friday (September 25) as the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, encircled by images of prominent Americans.

Kim Jong Un Offers Rare Apology

Kim Jong Un has offered a rare apology for what the BBC describes as the first killing of a South Korean citizen by the North in a decade. The South Korean government official may have been trying to defect to North Korea when he disappeared from a government ship, leaving...

Mexico wants to pay US water debt, stay out of US…

Mexico's president is calling on angry farmers in northern Mexico to allow the country to pay its water debt to the United States, noting he does not want Mexico to become an issue in the U.S. elections

Breonna Taylor's family calls on prosecutor to…

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump called on Kentucky's attorney general to release the transcripts of a grand jury that ultimately decided not to charge any of the Louisville police officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor during a botched drug raid.

Condom Recycling Factory Busted

Police in Vietnam have busted a factory that took recycling one step too far. Some 345,000 used condoms were seized from the factory near Ho Chi Minh city, where they had been boiled, reshaped with a wooden phallus, and packaged for resale, Reuters reports. According to state media, the...

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Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him…

The onetime papal contender who was fired by Pope Francis in an astonishing twist to the Vatican’s latest scandal is pushing back against allegations he embezzled Holy See money

Stabbing near former Charlie Hebdo offices in…

At least two people were stabbed on Friday near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris. It comes in the middle of the trial of suspects in the Islamist militant attack on the magazine five years ago. Francis Maguire reports.

Musk to US: You Owe Me Tariff Money, Plus Interest

Elon Musk isn't just calling for the US to end new tariffs on Chinese products—he wants a refund for the money's he already paid, plus interest. Musk's car company, Tesla, filed a lawsuit against the US this week over the import tariffs, as did automakers Ford, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz,...

EU leader Michel lashes out at Britain over…

European Union leader Charles Michel has used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly to lash out at Britain for its threats to renege on parts of the withdrawal treaty it signed with the EU

Hong Kong Disneyland reopens for second time

Hong Kong's Disneyland theme park reopened for the second time on Friday (September 25) after closing in July when coronavirus cases spiked.

Trump Swipes at Meghan, Wishes Harry 'a Lot of…

President Trump has made no secret of his feelings for Meghan Markle after she and Prince Harry urged Americans to vote during a Time 100 special . "I'm not a fan of hers … and she probably has heard that, but I wish a lot of luck to Harry," Trump said...

'You are good people:' Navalny thanks Russian…

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in Germany recovering from what authorities there determined to be nerve agent poisoning, thanked Russian pilots and paramedics for acting quickly after he fell into a coma on a flight from Siberia

Landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat awarded gold medal

Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career as a mine-sniffing rat in Cambodia, earning him a gold medal from UK veterinary charity. Soraya Ali reports.

This Airport Is Getting COVID-Sniffing Dogs

The new coronavirus test at Finland's main international airport delivers results in less than 10 seconds—and has four paws. Helsinki Airport has deployed a team of dogs trained to sniff out the coronavirus as part the first large-scale trial of the the method, the Washington Post reports. "It’s a...

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Mali swears in transitional president and vice…

Mali’s transitional president and vice president were sworn into office, more than a month after a coup in the West African nation

Meet Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny

Keysha Atiki is only 10 but she can already lift her own weight as she trains with a weightlifting coach who once competed in the Olympics - her grandmother Mercy Obiero.

Belarus Leader Sworn In During Secret Ceremony

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's inauguration ceremony Wednesday was more like a surprise party than the usual grand occasion—and his countrymen were the ones getting the surprise. After more than a month of massive protests over August's disputed election, Lukashenko was sworn in for a sixth term Wednesday in a...