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August 1, 2018

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to elderly woman in Rome

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis made a surprise visit to an elderly woman in Rome over the weekend, greeting fans in the process. Francis arrived discreetly in a blue Ford Focus to visit his acquaintance, an elderly woman who had repeatedly asked to see him but is physically unable to make the journey to the Vatican, Vatican News reported. The pope was accompanied by a few Vatican and Italian plain-clothes policemen, who stood guard at the entrance to the building while..
August 1, 2018

Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic while investigating mercenary group

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Three Russian journalists have been killed in Central African Republic while investigating a secretive Russian military contractor. Two of the journalists were among Russia’s most respected: Orkhan Dzhemal, a veteran war correspondent, and Alexander Rastorguyev, a leading documentary-maker. Their cameraman, Kirill Radchenko, regarded as a promising young videographer, was also killed. Local authorities have said the men were killed on Monday night when their car was ..
August 1, 2018

Journey home underway for remains of US soldiers killed in Korean War

Design Pics/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- The journey home for dozens of remains of U.S. and allied soldiers killed during the Korean War began Wednesday with a repatriation ceremony at a warehouse inside the Osan Air Base in South Korea. The repatriation of remains was one of the promises made in the joint statement signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the Singapore summit on June 12. The remains were delivered from the North to South Korea last Friday, and will ma..
August 1, 2018

Outcry in Russia over video of brutal torture in Yaroslavl prison

iStock/Thinkstock(YAROSLAVL, Russia) -- Less than two weeks ago, a video appeared showing guards in a Russian prison colony torturing an inmate. The video showed more than a dozen guards in uniform pinning down the prisoner, Yevgeny Makarov, to a table and taking turns to beat him on his arms and the soles of his feet with rubber truncheons. After several minutes of relentless clubbing, Makarov appears to pass out, but the guards wake him up by pouring water over him. The guards hit Makarov for ..