ROME: A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.
TOKYO: Hello Kitty and Doraemon anime characters strutted their stuff on the red carpet on Thursday, as Disney’s “Big Hero 6” kicked off a new-look Tokyo film festival that taps into Japan’s love of animation.
JUBA: A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.
WARSAW: Poland on Thursday banned junk food in schools from January next year to trim rising rates of childhood obesity.
PARIS: Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists reported on Thursday.
BEIJING : Seventeen officials have been punished in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead.
PARIS: The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning.
TUNIS: At least two women and an unknown number of children were inside a home near Tunis where an armed group was exchanging gunfire Thursday with security forces, the interior ministry said.
CALAIS, France: France’s interior minister said Thursday he had dispatched 100 extra police to the port of Calais where an influx of illegal migrants trying to get to Britain is causing more and more havoc.
LOS ANGELES: Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium.
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