With interest in things Franciscan at an all-time high, the friars who run the San Francesco a Ripa church in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood launched a Kickstarter online fundraising campaign Tuesday.
The attacks came one day after a student leader was shot to death by unidentified attackers in the western city of San Cristobal.
The developments suggest confusion at the highest level over where the plane might be.
Rights activists on Tuesday petitioned Uganda’s Constitutional Court to challenge the validity of an anti-gay measure that allows severe penalties against homosexuality.
Israel’s prime minister on Monday triumphantly toured a display of dozens of rockets that navy commandos intercepted in the Red Sea last week.
The Kremlin moves came as Russian forces strengthened their control over Crimea, less than a week before the strategic region is to hold a contentious referendum on whether to split off and become part of Russia.
Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft.
Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.
That riddle has become the latest flashpoint of feuding over Ukraine, with the nation’s fledgling government and the Kremlin giving starkly different interpretations of events that could either undermine or bolster the legitimacy of the new rulers.
The plane lost communication two hours into the flight in Vietnam’s airspace at 1:20 a.m. Saturday.
View photos of the recent unrest in the eastern European country
Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days.
The end of a state of emergency could also help lure tourists back to the Mediterranean country. The thriving tourist industry was devastated after the revolution and is only slowly clawing its way back.
Both were apparently shot Thursday morning after area residents began banging pots and throwing bottles at people taking down a street barricade.
European Union leaders were poised Thursday to impose sanctions on Russia to protest its military incursion into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, according to European officials.
Three elderly men alleged to have served as SS guards at the Auschwitz death camp have been released from custody, but prosecutors say the investigation against them continues.
The American CEO of a virtual currency exchange was found dead near her home in Singapore.
The European Union is ready to give Ukraine 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in loans and grants over the coming years to help stabilize its economy, the head of the bloc’s executive arm said Wednesday.
First Minister Alex Salmond wants to retain Britain’s currency and its queen, as well as European Union membership.
Chavez’s portrait in a red beret is still seen on buildings, pins, action-figure dolls and daily on television.