Fire hits UNESCO royal stables in Italian city of Turin

Europe 10/21/19, 03:51

Firefighters say a fire has burned about one-fourth of the roof of Turin's Cavallerizza Reale, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the center of the northern Italian city, hitting an area of the building once used for the royal stables. Firefighters ...

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Asia & Pacific 10/18/19, 09:22

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said the militant attack ...

UN Assembly remembers victims of violence against religion

U.S. 05/28/19, 17:34

The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a resolution designating Aug. 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.The 193-member world body adopted the resolution by consensus Tuesday. It was co-sponsored by ...

UN warns more Idlib military action will overwhelm aid needs

U.S. 05/28/19, 15:56

The U.N. deputy humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that further military operations in northwest Syria's Idlib province will overwhelm aid efforts, stressing that an estimated 3 million people are caught up in crossfire in the last rebel stronghold.Assistant Secretary-General Ursula Mueller ...

US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

Health 05/22/19, 20:25

Two U.S. lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are false claims about the safety of prescription opioids. They say the guidelines could lead other countries toward the same kind ...

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