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In secular France, a woman rabbi dares to bring religion into public life

4 hours 49 min ago
Delphine Horvilleur, a married mother of three, is not recognized by French Jewish leaders. But her campaign for modernizing religious ritual is gaining significant ground anyway.

Zimbabwe’s ruling party leaders cheer emergency meeting’s aim to recall Mugabe from post

5 hours 4 min ago
Zimbabwe’s ruling party leaders cheer emergency meeting’s aim to recall Mugabe from post.

Taliban attack checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing 6 police

5 hours 4 min ago
An Afghan official says the Taliban attacked three checkpoints in the western Farah province, killing six police.

China’s foreign minister meets with Myanmar’s leaders

5 hours 20 min ago
China’s foreign minister met with Myanmar’s top leaders on Sunday during a visit to the country, a day after discussing the Rohingya refugee crisis with Bangladesh’s prime minister.

Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a ‘great sin’

5 hours 20 min ago
Celebrating Mass with poor people, Pope Francis is denouncing “indifference” as a great sin.

Israel PM says security must come first in any peace plan

5 hours 36 min ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has made clear to the U.S. that Israel’s security concerns must come first as the White House tries to restart a peace process with the Palestinians.

Yemen is on the brink of a horrible famine. Here's how things got so bad.

5 hours 52 min ago
80 percent of the country is food-insecure.

Zimbabwe’s political drama: What just happened? A timeline

7 hours 10 min ago
The power of Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state at 93, is slipping away. Placed under military house arrest, the ruling party turning against him, he is said to be asking for more time during talks on his departure. Here’s a timeline of events in a whirlwind drama many Zimbabweans after Mugabe’s 37 years in charge never thought they’d see:

Driver in Japan dies in crash with truck driven by US Marine

8 hours 28 min ago
Police in southern Japan are investigating a fatal traffic accident in which a truck driven by a U.S. Marine collided with a small truck at an intersection, killing the Japanese driver of the other vehicle.

The Latest: Zimbabwe lawmakers ‘definitely’ seek impeachment

8 hours 28 min ago
The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local):

Zimbabwe: A guide to what’s happened so far in Mugabe drama

9 hours 42 sec ago
A lot has happened in the past few days in Zimbabwe, where the world’s oldest head of state tries to remain in power even under military house arrest. Thousands of giddy Zimbabweans have poured in the streets to demand his departure, tired of a collapsing economy that once was one of Africa’s strongest. Here’s a quick guide to the key events and players:

Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

10 hours 18 min ago
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a crisis in Lebanon.

Ex-President Pinera favored in Chile vote, runoff likely

10 hours 50 min ago
Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera is heavily favored to top Sunday’s election backed by Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, but polls suggest he won’t get enough votes to avoid a runoff.

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

12 hours 56 min ago
Argentina’s Navy detected seven brief satellite calls late Saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn’t been heard from in three days.

House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

14 hours 15 min ago
The official Chinese news agency says a fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed 19 people and injured eight others.

Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

14 hours 30 min ago
Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe’s capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately. Still clinging to his now-powerless post, the longtime leader was scheduled on Sunday to discuss his expected exit with the military command that put him under house arrest.

Sinn Fein’s divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

14 hours 30 min ago
Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years.

US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

14 hours 30 min ago
The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.

Surgeons remove worms, parasites from N. Korean soldier

15 hours 18 min ago
Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimeters (11 inches), hospital officials said.

Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exercise

15 hours 34 min ago
A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise, the Navy said.

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