China's Xi visits Tibet amid infrastructure boom, rising controls over religion

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region's traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernized infrastructure.Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives at the airport in Nyingchi, Tibet, on Wednesday. His visit coincides with anniversary of the…

'Time does not heal all wounds': Norway marks 10 years since 77 killed in extremist attack

Church bells rang out across Norway on Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country's worst peacetime mass killing as leaders called for renewed efforts to fight the extremism behind the attack that left 77 people dead.A flower ceremony is seen during a memorial service in Utoya, Norway, on Thursday to mark the 10th…

Unmarked grave findings in Canada prompt reckoning among U.S. churches

The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over the traumatic legacy of similar schools in the United States.This photo made available by the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, shows students at a Presbyterian boarding school in Sitka, Alaska, in the…

Police fire tear gas, water cannons at protesters decrying Greece vaccination mandate

·PhotosPolice used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who gathered Wednesday in Athens to oppose coronavirus vaccination requirements proposed by the Greek government.Government submitted bill to make vaccinations mandatory for nursing home workersPosted: Jul 21, 2021 9:22 PM ET | Last Updated: July 22

4th Canadian victim of Florida condo collapse identified

A fourth Canadian victim has been identified nearly four weeks after the June collapse of a 12-storey condo tower in Surfside, Fla., that killed more than 90 people.Anastasia Gromova is among the Canadian victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Fla., on June 24. (Submitted by Larysa Gromova)A fourth Canadian victim has been identified…

Liverpool, U.K., becomes 3rd site stripped of UNESCO world heritage status

The English city of Liverpool was removed from UNESCO's list of world heritage sites on Wednesday because new buildings undermined the attractiveness of its Victorian docks, making it only the third site to be removed from the prestigious list.The English city of Liverpool was removed from UNESCO's list of world heritage sites on Wednesday because…