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QAnon: What is it and how did it originate?

19 Aug 2020

QAnon: What is it and how did it originate?

Recently, there has been a lot of talk around QAnon after Twitter started banning thousands of accounts of users tweeting about it.

Howdy Modi? Rains wreak havoc in Houston before PM's mega-event

20 Sep 2019

Howdy Modi? Rains wreak havoc in Houston before PM's mega-event

The stage is all set in Houston, United States, to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an unprecedented event.

Will meet Narendra Modi and Imran Khan soon: Donald Trump

17 Sep 2019

Will meet Narendra Modi and Imran Khan soon: Donald Trump

On Monday, United States President Donald Trump said that he will soon meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan.

Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

16 Sep 2019

Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

United States President Donald Trump will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega event in Houston, Texas, on September 22, the White House confirmed on Sunday.

Pope Francis rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in lift

01 Sep 2019

Pope Francis rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in lift

The crowd gathered outside the Apostolic Palace for the Sunday Angelus cheered louder than usual as Pope Francis appeared at the window on Sunday.

Prince Harry and Meghan launch Instagram account, break followers' record

04 Apr 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan launch Instagram account, break followers' record

Britain's royal couple, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle launched their Instagram account, 'sussexroyal', on April 2, and in less than six hours they crossed the 10 lakh followers' mark.

Cardinal George Pell gets 6-years in jail for child sex-abuse

13 Mar 2019

Cardinal George Pell gets 6-years in jail for child sex-abuse

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be convicted of sex abuse to date, has been sentenced to six years in prison by an Australian court for the "callous" assault of two choirboys in the late 1990s.

Church files on pedophile priests destroyed, top Catholic cardinal admits

24 Feb 2019

Church files on pedophile priests destroyed, top Catholic cardinal admits

A top Catholic cardinal admitted yesterday that Church files on priests accused of sexually abusing children were destroyed in a move which allowed pedophiles to prey on others.

In a first, Pope Francis acknowledges bishops sexually abused nuns

06 Feb 2019

In a first, Pope Francis acknowledges bishops sexually abused nuns

Amid widespread allegations that the Vatican emboldened sexual predators by turning a blind eye to survivor stories, Pope Francis on Tuesday acknowledged that nuns were sexually abused by priests and bishops and that he was committed to solving this problem.

Indonesia: Tsunami kills 281, injures 1016; more deadly waves feared

24 Dec 2018

Indonesia: Tsunami kills 281, injures 1016; more deadly waves feared

On Saturday, giant waves crashed the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra killing 281 and injuring 1,016. But the woes of the locals are far from over as weather officials have warned more deadly tsunamis could strike the coasts.

PM Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram

06 Dec 2018

PM Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known to be a charming and influential personality among the world leaders, has emerged as the most popular global leader on Instagram with 15.5 million followers.

Pope tells gay priests to leave, if can't be celibate

03 Dec 2018

Pope tells gay priests to leave, if can't be celibate

In what makes for his clearest statement on homosexuality, Pope Francis has asked homosexual clergy to leave priesthood if they cannot remain celibate.

TIME Person of the Year 2018 voting opened: Details here

28 Nov 2018

TIME Person of the Year 2018 voting opened: Details here

The voting for the TIME Person of the Year 2018 is open, and of all contenders, South Korean boy band BTS is leading the readers' poll right now with 10% of total votes - 3% higher than the Thai Cave divers who rescued trapped children.

California wildfire: Death-toll rises to 77; search for victims continues

19 Nov 2018

California wildfire: Death-toll rises to 77; search for victims continues

Authorities say one more set of human remains has been found, bringing the total number killed in the devastating California wildfire to 77.

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama

03 Sep 2018

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former US President Barack Obama for calling him a "son of a whore" in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations' long alliance.

Pope Francis compares abortion to the Nazis' 'purity' obsession

17 Jun 2018

Pope Francis compares abortion to the Nazis' 'purity' obsession

Speaking off-the-cuff at a meeting, Pope Francis on Saturday likened abortions to the Nazi obsession with "pure race," and said children should be accepted as they are since they are God's gift.

British-toddler Alfie Evans, whose parents fought hospital in court, dies

29 Apr 2018

British-toddler Alfie Evans, whose parents fought hospital in court, dies

23-month-old British toddler Alfie Evans, who was at the centre of a long legal battle between the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and his parents Tom Evans and Kate James, died on Saturday.

Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"

04 Apr 2018

Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN Human Rights Chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of Philippines leader's deadly drug-war.

Pope to mothers: 'Feel free to breastfeed in Sistine Chapel'

09 Jan 2018

Pope to mothers: 'Feel free to breastfeed in Sistine Chapel'

Pope Francis is renowned for propagating a modern way of thinking that often goes against the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.

Barack Obama defeats Donald Trump as America's most admired man

28 Dec 2017

Barack Obama defeats Donald Trump as America's most admired man

Donald Trump might have clinched victory in the US presidential elections, but his predecessor is still the most admired man in America.

Pope Francis on Christmas: 'Consider the plight of migrants'

25 Dec 2017

Pope Francis on Christmas: 'Consider the plight of migrants'

Speaking on Christmas eve at St.Peter's Basilica in Vatican, Pope Francis urged Roman Catholics to not turn a blind eye to the plight of millions of refugees around the world.

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

27 Nov 2017

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar at a time when the country faces widespread allegations of ethnic cleansing.

Pope Francis calls NASA's expedition 53 crew; discusses life, philosophy

27 Oct 2017

Pope Francis calls NASA's expedition 53 crew; discusses life, philosophy

The crew of NASA's Expedition 53 got a special call in the middle of their workday on Thursday - from Pope Francis.

ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

06 Oct 2017

ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, known as ICAN, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. An announcement was made today in Oslo, Norway.

Kerala priest released from IS captivity in Yemen meets Modi

28 Sep 2017

Kerala priest released from IS captivity in Yemen meets Modi

Father Tom Uzhunnalil met PM Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and thanked them for their support.

Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil abducted by IS rescued

12 Sep 2017

Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil abducted by IS rescued

On 12th Sep, Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by the IS from Yemen in 2016, was rescued, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

Charlie Gard dies after battling for 11 months

29 Jul 2017

Charlie Gard dies after battling for 11 months

Charlie Gard, the baby who had been at the center of a high-profile court battle passed away on 28th July.

Pope Francis shuts Vatican's famed fountains due to drought

25 Jul 2017

Pope Francis shuts Vatican's famed fountains due to drought

A prolonged drought in several parts of Italy has prompted the Vatican to shut off its famous fountains.

Egypt strikes terror camps after attack on Coptic Christians

27 May 2017

Egypt strikes terror camps after attack on Coptic Christians

The Egyptian military has launched airstrikes against "terrorist training camps" in neighboring Libya in retaliation to an attack on Coptic Christians.

Trump says meeting Pope Francis was "an honor"

24 May 2017

Trump says meeting Pope Francis was "an honor"

US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis during his visit to the Vatican.

'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists

24 Apr 2017

'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists

In some bizarre comments, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced he can be "50 times" more brutal than terrorists, and he could even "eat his liver".

Chef Vikas Khanna wows Queen Elizabeth with rare book

04 Mar 2017

Chef Vikas Khanna wows Queen Elizabeth with rare book

Chef Vikas Khanna presented Britain's Queen Elizabeth with a copy of his limited-edition 1200-page, 16-kg tome 'Utsav' which celebrates the history and diversity of Indian cuisine.

May lambasts Trump's immigration order

10 Feb 2017

May lambasts Trump's immigration order

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with US President Donald Trump's immigration policy, calling it "wrong". She clarified that Britain would not adopt a similar policy.

Vatican "concerned" about Trump's wall, travel ban

02 Feb 2017

Vatican "concerned" about Trump's wall, travel ban

The Holy See's number three, Monsignor Angelo Becciu today voiced concern over Donald Trump's executive orders of building a wall and suspending immigration.

World leaders react to Trump's controversial immigration ban

30 Jan 2017

World leaders react to Trump's controversial immigration ban

US President Donald Trump's executive order banning all refugees and migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has sent shock-waves around the world.

'Sindr', the Vatican's new confession finder app

23 Nov 2016

'Sindr', the Vatican's new confession finder app

In an attempt to engage with the "mobile generation", Archbishop Leo Cushley from the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, announced "The Catholic App" outside St. Peter's Basilica yesterday.

6.6 magnitude quake rocks Itlay

31 Oct 2016

6.6 magnitude quake rocks Itlay

Italy was rocked by the most powerful earthquake the country felt in decades, after a 6.6 magnitude quake struck near the town of Norcia.

2 earthquake like aftershocks strike Italy again

27 Oct 2016

2 earthquake like aftershocks strike Italy again

Two powerful earthquakes struck central Italy and were later described as aftershocks to the 24 August quake.

Italy looks to European Commission for help

24 Sep 2016

Italy looks to European Commission for help

Addressing the United Nations assembly in Manhattan, the Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi told them that the recent earthquake had caused damage of almost 4 billion euros.

Mother Teresa's elevation to Sainthood

04 Sep 2016

Mother Teresa's elevation to Sainthood

Nineteen years after the death of Mother Teresa, who worked for the upliftment of the poor and needy, she will be proclaimed a saint in the Vatican City.