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Letter from Africa: What is it like to report a terror attack?

Kenyan TV presenter Waihiga Mwaura looks back at traumatic week following the hotel siege in Nairobi.

The struggling farmer who planned his own funeral

Malappa was one of the thousands of indebted Indian farmers who killed themselves last year.

Erdogan: Turkey Ready to Take Over Security in Syria's Manbij

Turkey is ready to take over security in the Kurdish-controlled Syrian city of Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday. Erdogan's office says the president spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone Sunday, days after an Islamic State attack in the city killed 19 people, including three U.S. service members and an American military contractor. Erdogan told Trump the attack was a "provocation" aimed at affecting his decision to pull U.S. forces out of Syria. The White… Read Full Article

Ecuador to Tighten Controls on Venezuelan Immigrants After Murder

Ecuador is setting up new units to check Venezuelan immigrants' legal status and may tighten entry requirements after a Venezuelan man murdered his pregnant Ecuadorian girlfriend, President Lenin Moreno said on Sunday. The killing in the northern city of Ibarra is the first reported murder perpetrated by a Venezuelan immigrant in Ecuador since hundreds of thousands have arrived there after fleeing an economic crisis in Venezuela. "I have ordered the immediate setting up of units to control… Read Full Article

France and Germany to seal new deal as Brexit looms

A new treaty between two of Europe's closest friends - but why now, and what's in it?

Trump wall - all you need to know about US border in seven charts

A standoff over funding for the US president's promised border wall has led to a shutdown. What's going on?

Pope Rolls Out Prayer App for Youth

As the pope prepares to meet tens of thousands of young people from across the globe for World Youth Day this week, he attempted to connect with them on a platform they would easily understand: the internet. During the weekly Angelus prayer at the Vatican Sunday, Pope Francis launched his own user profile on Click to Pray, the official app of the Vatican's Worldwide Prayer Network. "Internet and the social networks are a resource of our time, a way to stay in touch with others, to share… Read Full Article

Pope Rolls Out Prayer App for Youth

Pope Francis introduced a digital application that enables the faithful to pray with him, swiping a tablet on Sunday, January 20, to showcase the "click to pray" app ahead of the World Youth Day 2019, which takes place in Panama January 22-27. The Vatican has launched the new multiplatform service on its website that it says will enable the faithful to "accompany the pope in a mission of compassion for the world." VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.

Iraqi Archaeologist, Museums Champion Dies at 80

Lamia al-Gailani, an Iraqi archaeologist who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum's collection after it was looted in 2003, has died at age 80.   Her daughter, Noorah al-Gailani, said Sunday that her mother died Friday in Amman, Jordan. She didn't give a cause of death. A devotee of Iraq's heritage and its museums, al-Gailani selected artifacts to display at the reopening of the National Museum in Bagdad in 2015, more than a decade after it was looted in the wake of the U.S.… Read Full Article

WW2 wreckage found by grandson on Norwegian mountainside

Royal Navy pilot Phil Richardson found the wreckage of his grandfather Ron's WW2 plane in Norway.