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African Champions League final: 10-man Wydad draw 1-1 with Esperance in first leg

10-man Wydad Casablanca and holders Esperance of Tunisia draw 1-1 in the first leg of the 2019 African Champions League final in Rabat on Friday night.

Afghans Detained For Greeting With Gunfire National Team’s Victory

Authorities in Afghanistan have detained around 100 people, including policemen, in connection with Friday night’s prolonged volleys of celebrity gunfire following their national team’s rare victory over Pakistan in a warm-up match for the Cricket World Cup, which starts next week. An Interior Ministry spokesman Saturday confirmed the security action, saying the gunfire injured at least 10 people. Nasrat Rahimi said the suspects were rounded up in the capital Kabul, as well as in the eastern… Read Full Article

Drones Monitor Whale Health In Australia

A water-proof drone is being used by Australian scientists to collect the highly-treasured nasal mucus of migrating whales. The snot is rich with fresh DNA, viruses and bacteria, and is collected by a drone that hovers over the blowholes of humpback whales as they embark on their epic annual journey along Australia's east coast. Whales, like all mammals need air, and come to the surface to breathe through a blowhole. Vanessa Pirotta, a marine biologist at Macquarie University, says that… Read Full Article

Four More Countries Vote in EU Election

Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots Saturday in European Parliament elections. The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this year’s selections, which are taking place over four days and involve all 28 EU nations. Many predict nationalists and far-right groups will gain ground, and would try to use a larger presence in the legislature to claw back power from the EU for their national governments. Moderate parties, on the other hand,… Read Full Article

Officials: Heavy Flooding Kills 24 in Afghanistan

The Afghan government says at least 24 people have been killed and 11 others injured in the past month as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding has swept parts of the country. A statement released Saturday by the Afghan Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs says flooding has affected six of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, including the capital, Kabul. Around 500 people were rescued in central Bamyan province’s Sheber district, according to the ministry. Nationwide, floods… Read Full Article

Austria scandal: Lawyer says he was part of Ibiza sting

The lawyer says it was a "civil society-driven project" but has not revealed who was behind it.

Deaths of British, Irish Climbers Add to Everest Toll

The deaths of an Irish and a British climber on Mount Everest took the toll from a deadly week on the world’s highest peak to 10, expedition organizers said Saturday. British climber Robin Fisher, 44, reached the summit Saturday morning but collapsed when he had got just 150 meters back down the slope.  “Our guides tried to help, but he died soon after,” Murari Sharma of Everest Parivar Expedition told AFP.  On the northern Tibet side of the mountain, a 56-year-old Irish man died Friday… Read Full Article

Volunteers Build Communities Through Service

In the heart of Watts, a minority neighborhood in south Los Angeles, 300 volunteers gathered on a recent Sunday to beautify an elementary school. Amid the poverty in this area, local residents and youngsters, and volunteers from other neighborhoods, pitched in to help. Many students at Lovelia Flournoy Elementary School live in Nickerson Gardens, a public housing complex that 50 years ago gave birth to the Bounty Hunter Bloods, a notorious street gang. School is a refuge for these students… Read Full Article

Volunteers Build Ties Through Service in Politically Divided America

In politically divided America, there is an organization that is building ties and community through volunteer service, despite people's differences. The organization Big Sunday recruits people for community service projects on the weekend and year-round — beautifying schools, coaching youth sports teams and distributing food to the hungry. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles.

Trump Begins State Visit to Japan

U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan for a four-day state visit heavy on ceremony and sports, although a senior White House official promises "there'll be some substantive things to announce." Trump went directly from the airport on Saturday evening to the U.S. ambassador’s official residence to address several dozen top Japanese business leaders. "The relationship with Japan and the United States I can say for a fact has never been stronger, never been more powerful, never been… Read Full Article