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South Korea: Seoul mayor goes missing, police search underway

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 14:05 Last update: about 13 hours ago Associated Press

The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul is missing Thursday after leaving a verbal message that his daughter described as sounding like a will, police said. A massive search operation is underway for...

Pope denounces unimaginable 'hell' of Libyan migrant camps

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 18:58 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Pope Francis denounced the unimaginable “hell” of Libya’s migrant detention camps as he celebrated a Mass on Wednesday in honor of would-be asylum seekers who risk their lives for a...

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Monday, 6 July 2020, 09:56 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such classic Hollywood gangster...

Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 17:31 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

It seems to have been more like a typical Saturday night than a drunken New Year's Eve. The reopening of pubs in England does not seem to have overwhelmed emergency services as many had feared...

Man in famous 9/11 photo dies from COVID-19 in Florida

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 06:23 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

A man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled just a block away on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from coronavirus, his family said. The Palm Beach...

English pubs reopen but little normal elsewhere in the world

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 14:35 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Pubs across England were reopening Saturday in an effort at normal life, while South Africa signaled anything but — reporting another record daily high in confirmed coronavirus cases as the...

Aid ship declares emergency after 6 migrants attempt suicide

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 13:40 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Six migrants aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea tried to kill themselves and others have gotten into fights and threatened fellow passengers and crew members in growing desperation over...

Russian officials: 78% of voters back extending Putin's rule

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 09:40 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Almost 78% of voters in Russia have approved amendments to the country's constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, Russian election officials said Thursday...

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