MONTREAL: The first Holy door outside of Europe will soon grace one of the oldest Catholic parishes in North America, in the Canadian province of Quebec, a church official told AFP on Wednesday.
PARIS: One of the world’s most visited cities but also famous for its rudeness, Paris has embarked on a campaign to improve its reputation and better cater to the needs of tourists.
KOTA KINABALU: One of three tourists from Hong Kong, who were injured when their vehicle was hit by a train near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) Terminal 1 at Jalan Lintas in Petagas at 5.35pm, today, has succumbed to injuries.
LONDON: Prince William and his wife Catherine do not know the sex of their baby, which is expected in mid-July and will be born by natural delivery, palace sources said Wednesday.
PARIS: A French diplomat says officials from the United States and other countries will meet in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday to decide how to respond to requests for help from the Free Syrian Army.
SINGAPORE: Smog levels in Singapore from Indonesian forest fires hit the highest level on record Wednesday as the air pollutant index breached the “hazardous” level.
MILAN: A Milan court has convicted the designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion.
LONDON: With Prince William and the former Kate Middleton expecting their first child in mid-July — and much of the world interested in the birth of a future monarch — officials at Clarence House have released some of the couple’s plans, although many details are still being kept private.
GROZNY, Russia: The father of a Russian man killed while being questioned about ties to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says he has brought the body to Russia for burial.
YANGON, Myanmar: Authorities in Myanmar say a court has found two Muslim women guilty of sparking a recent outbreak of sectarian violence in the country, one of them by bumping into a novice monk.