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August 2, 2018

Crown jewel thieves escaped on bikes before jumping into speedboat, police say

Swedish Police(STRÄNGNÄS, Sweden) -- Thieves who stole two royal crowns and an orb from a cathedral in Sweden in broad daylight on Tuesday are believed to have escaped on two black bikes before jumping into a speedboat waiting in a nearby lake, Swedish police said on Wednesday. One of the bikes had a child seat in the back, and the bikes were possibly stolen, police said. Police have lifted the cordon surrounding the cathedral where the theft happened. They are examining evidence gathered on-sit..
August 2, 2018

Coffins destroyed in China in search of solution to burying 9 million bodies a year

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- Chinese social media has been filled with criticism lately after government officials in Jiangxi province started going door to door collecting and destroying villagers' coffins as part of a new "no burials" policy. According to the official WeChat account of Gao'an City in Jiangxi, officials have been attempting to collect coffins since spring. The aim is for all death arrangements to be cremation by September in order to conserve land and protect the env..
August 2, 2018

US sanctions two top Turkish officials over pastor’s detention, blowing open divisions between allies

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is sanctioning two senior Turkish officials over the ongoing detention of an American pastor, whose case has ripped open the deep divides in the two countries' alliance. The White House announced Wednesday that Turkey's Interior Minister and Justice Minister would be hit with sanctions after repeated attempts by the Trump administration to negotiate for Andrew Brunson's release and threats from President Donald Trump himself that Turkey wo..
August 1, 2018

Chicago-born priest aboard Aeromexico flight calls it ‘absolute miracle’ everyone survived crash

Durango Civil Protection(MEXICO CITY) -- Chicago-born priest Esequiel Sanchez was seated near a window toward the front of Aeromexico Flight 2431 when the passenger jet rapidly descended after takeoff from an airport in northwest Mexico amid pouring rain Tuesday afternoon. Sanchez said he felt the landing gear buckle beneath the plane as it suddenly came back down and slammed into the ground, skidding off the runway at the General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango. He described..