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Church of England issues new guidelines on welcoming trans people into the faith

ChrisHepburn/iStock(LONDON) -- The Church of England has issued new guidance saying that it "welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people" and offers clergy ways to help them celebrate the sacrament of baptism in a meaningful, inclusive way.   ... Read More

Russia buries legendary human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Carsten Koall/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russia on Tuesday buried the legendary human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, whose fearless efforts to force the Soviet Union and later Russia's government to observe its citizens’ rights made her a national celebrity.

Alexeyeva died   ... Read More

Police arrest man outside British Parliament for trespassing

400tmax/iStock(LONDON) -- A man was arrested by British armed police on Tuesday for entering the grounds of the British Houses of Parliament.

Police have yet to rule out whether the incident is terror-related.

“A man was detained and arrested   ... Read More

Russia sends bombers to Venezuela amid country’s economic, humanitarian crisis

omersukrugoksu/iStock(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Two Russian bombers landed in Caracas, Venezuela Monday amidst an economic crisis there that has left three million refugees in its wake and caused shortages of food and medical supplies.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said   ... Read More

Five Marines missing off coast of Japan declared dead

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. AaronJames Vinculado(WASHINGTON) -- The five Marines missing off the coast of Japan for nearly a week following an aviation mishap have been declared dead by the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Marines were aboard   ... Read More

Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance at British Fashion Awards

Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A glowing, pregnant Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance Monday night at the British Fashion Awards to honor the designer of her wedding gown during the British fashion industry's big night.

The Duchess of Sussex   ... Read More

Australian woman, 102, becomes oldest skydiver in the world

Mauricio Graiki/iStock(ATHELSTONE, Australia) -- A 102-year-old Australian woman has become the oldest skydiver in the world while also raising awareness for the disease that killed her daughter.

Athelstone, Australia, resident Irene O'Shea celebrated her 100th birthday by skydiving for   ... Read More

Legendary Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies at 91

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the doyenne of Russia's human rights movement and one of the country's most revered activists, has died.

Alexeyeva, who for decades exposed oppression under the Soviet Union and then post-Communist Russia, was so   ... Read More

Eight people investigated for Italian disco stampede deaths, prosecutors say

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(ROME) -- A teenage boy was being held in connection with the stampede at a disco in Italy that killed six people, including five children, prosecutors for the regional and minors said Monday.

Seven other people -- three managers   ... Read More

US sanctions three senior North Korean officials amid stalled nuclear talks

ronniechua/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration sanctioned three senior North Korean officials for human rights abuses and censorship in the country as discussions between the U.S. and North Korea over the regime's nuclear weapons program have stalled.

The U.S. Treasury   ... Read More

Macron addresses French nation after weeks of unrest, announces new economic measures

Chesnot/Getty Images(PARIS) -- French president Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation in a recorded TV speech on Monday and announced new economic measures in response to weeks of violent protests across the country.

Speaking calmly and slowly from the Elysee   ... Read More

Theresa May says she will delay a planned vote on Brexit despite furious Parliament

MarioGuti/iStock(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is calling off a key Brexit vote in Parliament scheduled for Tuesday that has been building for weeks amid increased infighting among politicians within and across all major political parties.   ... Read More

‘Your daughter should have been safe’: New Zealand PM apologizes for tourist’s murder

Courtesy Lucie Blackman Trust(LONDON) -- The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, issued a heartfelt apology Monday on behalf of her country for the death of a female British tourist who was killed while backpacking in the country.   ... Read More

Russia’s crumbling Baikonur spaceport is Earth’s only launch pad for manned flights

Patrick Reevell/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The landscape approaching Russia’s spaceport in Baikonur is otherworldly. The yellow steppe of southern Kazakhstan where it is located is effectively desert, unbroken flatlands for hundreds of miles covered by a layer of scrub.   ... Read More

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Church of England issues new guidelines on welcoming trans people into the faith

ChrisHepburn/iStock(LONDON) -- The Church of England has issued new guidance saying that it "welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people" and offers clergy ways to help them celebrate the sacrament of baptism in a meaningful, inclusive way.   ... Read More

Russia buries legendary human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Carsten Koall/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russia on Tuesday buried the legendary human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, whose fearless efforts to force the Soviet Union and later Russia's government to observe its citizens’ rights made her a national celebrity.

Alexeyeva died   ... Read More

Police arrest man outside British Parliament for trespassing

400tmax/iStock(LONDON) -- A man was arrested by British armed police on Tuesday for entering the grounds of the British Houses of Parliament.

Police have yet to rule out whether the incident is terror-related.

“A man was detained and arrested   ... Read More

Russia sends bombers to Venezuela amid country’s economic, humanitarian crisis

omersukrugoksu/iStock(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Two Russian bombers landed in Caracas, Venezuela Monday amidst an economic crisis there that has left three million refugees in its wake and caused shortages of food and medical supplies.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said   ... Read More

Five Marines missing off coast of Japan declared dead

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. AaronJames Vinculado(WASHINGTON) -- The five Marines missing off the coast of Japan for nearly a week following an aviation mishap have been declared dead by the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Marines were aboard   ... Read More

Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance at British Fashion Awards

Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A glowing, pregnant Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance Monday night at the British Fashion Awards to honor the designer of her wedding gown during the British fashion industry's big night.

The Duchess of Sussex   ... Read More

Australian woman, 102, becomes oldest skydiver in the world

Mauricio Graiki/iStock(ATHELSTONE, Australia) -- A 102-year-old Australian woman has become the oldest skydiver in the world while also raising awareness for the disease that killed her daughter.

Athelstone, Australia, resident Irene O'Shea celebrated her 100th birthday by skydiving for   ... Read More

Legendary Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies at 91

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the doyenne of Russia's human rights movement and one of the country's most revered activists, has died.

Alexeyeva, who for decades exposed oppression under the Soviet Union and then post-Communist Russia, was so   ... Read More

Eight people investigated for Italian disco stampede deaths, prosecutors say

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(ROME) -- A teenage boy was being held in connection with the stampede at a disco in Italy that killed six people, including five children, prosecutors for the regional and minors said Monday.

Seven other people -- three managers   ... Read More

US sanctions three senior North Korean officials amid stalled nuclear talks

ronniechua/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration sanctioned three senior North Korean officials for human rights abuses and censorship in the country as discussions between the U.S. and North Korea over the regime's nuclear weapons program have stalled.

The U.S. Treasury   ... Read More

Macron addresses French nation after weeks of unrest, announces new economic measures

Chesnot/Getty Images(PARIS) -- French president Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation in a recorded TV speech on Monday and announced new economic measures in response to weeks of violent protests across the country.

Speaking calmly and slowly from the Elysee   ... Read More

Theresa May says she will delay a planned vote on Brexit despite furious Parliament

MarioGuti/iStock(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is calling off a key Brexit vote in Parliament scheduled for Tuesday that has been building for weeks amid increased infighting among politicians within and across all major political parties.   ... Read More

‘Your daughter should have been safe’: New Zealand PM apologizes for tourist’s murder

Courtesy Lucie Blackman Trust(LONDON) -- The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, issued a heartfelt apology Monday on behalf of her country for the death of a female British tourist who was killed while backpacking in the country.   ... Read More

Russia’s crumbling Baikonur spaceport is Earth’s only launch pad for manned flights

Patrick Reevell/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The landscape approaching Russia’s spaceport in Baikonur is otherworldly. The yellow steppe of southern Kazakhstan where it is located is effectively desert, unbroken flatlands for hundreds of miles covered by a layer of scrub.   ... Read More

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