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Leonardo DiCaprio meets pope to talk about environment

VATICAN CITY, Jan 29: There have been 13 popes named Leo in the history of the Roman Catholic Church but perhaps none of them was as famous as the Leo who entered the Vatican on Thursday: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio, who is known as Leo, was received by Pope Francis, the Vatican said, without giving details. But the ...Full Article

Armoured vehicles roll into Oregon refuge

LOS ANGELES, Jan 29: A convoy of armored vehicles on Thursday (Jan 28) rolled into a wildlife refuge in Oregon where a handful of armed protesters are holed up ...Full Article

Zika virus ‘spreading explosively': WHO chief

GENEVA, Jan 29: The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and the region may see up to four million cases of the disease strongly suspected of causing ...Full Article

Man arrested with two handguns in Disneyland Paris hotel

PARIS, Jan 29: A man carrying two handguns, ammunition and a Koran was arrested Thursday at a hotel in Disneyland Paris, a police source said. The man was “detected upon ...Full Article

Air India bomber released from Canadian prison

OTTAWA, Jan 28: Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person ever to be convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings, was released from a Canadian prison on Wednesday (Jan 27) after serving two ...Full Article

Saudi strikes on Yemen civilians may be crimes against humanity – UN

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28: A Saudi-led coalition fighting in neighbouring Yemen has targeted civilians with air strikes and some of the attacks could be a crimes against humanity, United ...Full Article

Italy Senate rejects second of two no-confidence motions against Renzi

ROME, Jan 28: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Wednesday defeated the second of two no-confidence motions brought by the opposition in parliament which accused the government of having ...Full Article

UN says Syria ignored most of its requests to deliver aid

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28: The Syrian government in 2015 ignored most United Nations requests to deliver humanitarian aid to some of the 4.6 million people in hard-to-reach and besieged ...Full Article

No initial sign of shooter at US military hospital: Navy

SAN DIEGO, Jan 27: Police rushed into a military hospital in San Diego on Tuesday (Jan 26) after reports of gunfire, but an initial sweep of the sprawling facility ...Full Article

UN chief takes aim at Israel over new settlements

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday (Jan 26) criticised Israel’s new plans for Jewish settlements in the West Bank and spoke of growing Palestinian frustration ...Full Article