DUBLIN: Ireland's government on Tuesday approved the full excavation of a mass grave of infant and children's remains on the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers. Significant quantities of baby remains were discovered in an apparent makeshift crypt in the town of Tuam in western Ireland during test excavations between 2016 and 2017. "I am committed to ensuring that all the children interred at this site can have a dignified and respectful burial," children's minister Katherine Zappone said in a…
BEIJING: Honda will recall more than 245,000 vehicles in China over concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata, Chinese authorities said Sunday, dealing another blow to Takata's largest client. The Japanese carmaker and its Chinese joint venture partner Guangqi Honda will start withdrawing vehicles fitted with the potentially faulty airbags beginning October 23 and will include Accord, Fit, City, Crosstour and Everus S1 models, China's top consumer watchdog said. They will replace the faulty airbags…
RAMALLAH: Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said. Issa Qaraqe, head of prisoners affairs for the Palestinian Authority, said that “around 1,300 Palestinian prisoners” were participating in the hunger strike and the number could rise. The Palestinian Prisoners Club NGO put the number at 1,500. Israeli prison service spokesman Assaf Librati said that 700 prisoners had announced…
PARIS: Muslims in several parts of France and Italy attended Catholic masses on Sunday in a gesture of solidarity after the killing of a French priest in Normandy by Islamist militants.
KARACHI: Pakistani welfare volunteers on Friday held a mass funeral for 50 victims of Karachi's worst heatwave in decades, whose bodies had gone unclaimed.
CALIFORNIA: Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that runs free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, will file a lawsuit against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, challenging the government's mass surveillance program.
BEIJING: Chinese officials sentenced eight criminals and paraded another 16 suspects in front of 5,000 spectators, prompting criticism by domestic media Thursday, which drew parallels with the bloodthirsty chaos of the Cultural Revolution.