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Germany: Number of People With Immigrant Roots Rises

(VOA): Official data show that the number of people in Germany with immigrant roots increased 4.4 percent last year to nearly 19.3 million. The Federal Statistical Office said Wednesday that 51 percent of those people were German citizens. It defines a person with an immigrant background as..

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Thieves Steal Swedish Royal Jewels, Escape by Speedboat

(VOA): Thieves in Sweden walked into a small town's medieval cathedral in broad daylight and stole priceless crown jewels dating back to the early 1600s before escaping by speedboat, police said Wednesday. Two men vanished after the noon heist Tuesday into a vast patchwork of lakes around..

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No Torture Sign on Bodies of Russian Reporters Killed in CAR Friday, August 3rd, 2018

(VOA): Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that there were no signs of torture on the bodies of three Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic this week. The journalists were ambushed and killed outside the town of Sibut late Monday. CAR officials said they were..

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Pope Changes Church Teachings to Oppose Death Penalty

(VOA): The Vatican said Thursday Pope Francis has asked the church to change its teachings to reflect his view that the death penalty should be inadmissible. The new language in the Catechism of the Catholic Church says the death penalty was long considered an appropriate response to certain..

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Print Yourself a Mobile House

(VOA): Imagine this - a fully autonomous 3D-printed mobile house that can survive any weather and is completely self-powered. This is not a technological dream – it’s the ambitious project of a Ukrainian company called PassivDom. It's working on the prototype of a printed home in Reno,..

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Trump, New Italian Prime Minister Meet at White House Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House Monday. "He's a man who is doing a fantastic job," Trump said about Conte before the two met for talks.   The White House has said the talks were aimed at deepening "cooperation in..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram..