Quakes rock southern Italy, alarmed people sleeping outdoors Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:52:56 GMT - At least nine earthquakes rocked southern Italy in two hours Thursday night, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors for safety and a child to hurt himself when he leaped in fear from a balcony.
4 planes make emergency landings in South America over bomb threats: reports Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:30:00 GMT - Multiple planes were forced to make emergency landings in two countries on Thursday following a string of bomb threats, reports said.
Thieves smashed ambulance window, stole equipment during emergency call Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMT - A team of thieves smashed the window of an ambulance and made off with several pieces of lifesaving equipment -- all while emergency workers were responding to a call, British authorities said Thursday.
Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:05:55 GMT - The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and says Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror."
Vatican responds to Pennsylvania priest abuse scandal with 'shame and sorrow' Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:00:00 GMT - The Vatican responded Thursday to the report of hundreds of Pennsylvania priests abusing children, saying in a statement: "There are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow."
UN envoy criticizes Bosnian Serb action on Srebrencia Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:39:53 GMT - The U.N. official focusing on preventing genocide on Thursday sharply criticized the Bosnian Serb legislature's decision to revoke support for a government report acknowledging the massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.
'Dr. Bumbum,' prominent plastic surgeon, charged with murder after buttock enhancement patient dies Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:06:00 GMT - A prominent Brazilian plastic surgeon known as “Dr. Bumbum” was reportedly charged this week with murder after one of his buttock enhancement patients became ill and died.
Brazil's Temer backs other party's presidential candidate Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:05:42 GMT - Brazilian President Michel Temer is endorsing another party's candidate as well as his own in October's presidential election.
Mexico City bans use of models at city events Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:57:27 GMT - They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to trade fairs: attractive women hired to be greeters or simply as eye candy, sometimes scantily clad in short skirts and high heels or crop-tops and hot pants emblazoned with corporate logos.
Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:00:23 GMT - Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday.
New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up families Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:31:01 GMT - The new leader of Amnesty International says many world leaders, especially President Donald Trump, are rolling back gains made in respecting human rights, with the Trump administration's separation of families at U.S. borders "one of the worst atrocities" seen in a long time.
Myanmar panel probing Rohingya crisis pledges independence Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:53:59 GMT - Members of a commission established by Myanmar's government to investigate human rights violations in western Rakhine state, where 700,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority fled brutal army operations, addressed critics Thursday with a pledge to be impartial.Updated: 8/16/2018 9:33:42 PM