Thursday, May 23, 2019
The death toll for a string of bomb attacks targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has risen to 290, police said. Around 500 people were also injured in the explosions, which rocked the country on Sunday.  Police...
One of Facebook's top executives and a close adviser to CEO Mark Zuckerberg is leaving the company, Zuckerberg said on Thursday. Chris Cox has been Facebook's chief product officer since 2014, a job that most recently gave him oversight of...
A man was taken into custody at New York City's famed St. Patrick's Cathedral on Wednesday night while carrying two gas cans, three senior New York law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News. There was...
Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves. He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an entire congregation of nuns who...
After hours of battling a "significant fire" that broke out at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris at 7 pm local time, firefighters were able to bring it under control in the early hours of Tuesday. "The fire...
A photo of George HW Bush's service dog lying in front of his master's flag-draped casket proves that a man's best friend is also a president's best friend. The Bush family spokesman, Jim McGrath, posted the picture of the yellow...
French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of "yellow vest" protesters in Paris. Police stepped in to protect the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut after he was bombarded with insults and anti-Jewish taunts...
Lega A/S has won a new intellectual property lawsuit in China after a court agreed with the Danish toy manufacturer that local companies had copied its building blocks and miniature figures under the LEPIN  brand. The Guangzhou Yuexiu District Court ruled...
A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies has defended his work. Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong, He Jiankui said he was "proud" of his work. "Another potential pregnancy" of a...
Residents of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany were concerned their water was contaminated on Thursday after some residents began noticing a bluish colour. City officials warned residents to not drink the water while they investigated the change in tint. On Thursday...

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