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Barbara Sinatra, Humanitarian and Wife of Frank Sinatra, Dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, former model, humanitarian, and spouse of the late music legend Frank Sinatra, died Tuesday at age 90. (more…)

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Vatican Turns Off Its 100 Fountains to Save Water Amid Italian Drought

The Vatican has turned off all fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter's Square and interior fountains in the Vatican Gardens, to save water due to a prolonged drought that has been affecting almost two-thirds of Italy's farmland as well as its capital, Rome. (more…)

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New Research Shows Shroud of Turin is Stained With Blood of a Torture Victim, Supporting the Belief That It Does Show the Face of Jesus

Experts have claimed the Shroud of Turin is stained with the blood of a torture victim, supporting claims it was used to bury Jesus. (more…)

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Malta Legalizes Homosexual Marriage Despite Opposition From Catholic Church

Lawmakers in predominantly Roman Catholic Malta legalized same-sex marriage Wednesday, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional “you are now husband and wife” declaration in civil ceremonies with “you are now spouses.” (more…)

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With arrivals of migrants and refugees in Italy up nearly 19 percent over the same period last year, Rome has threatened to close its ports to privately-funded aid boats or insist that funding be cut to EU countries which fail to help (AFP Photo/CARLO HERMANN)

Italy Urges Other European Countries to Let Migrants In As Country Faces ‘Enormous Pressure’ from Displaced People

The French and German interior ministers met with their Italian counterpart Marco Minniti in Paris on Sunday to discuss a "coordinated response" to Italy's migrant crisis, hours after Minniti had called on other European countries to open their ports to rescue ships. (more…)

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Questions About UK Policing and Security Mount as Third London Attacker is Identified

Questions about whether the British government could have done more to prevent the terrorist attack in London over the weekend mounted on Tuesday, two days before a national election, as new details emerged about the three men who carried out the deadly assault. (more…)

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Italian Source Says Third London Attacker Had Been Flagged to Britain as Potential Risk Last Year

British police on Tuesday named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London, and an Italian investigative source said he had been flagged to Britain as a potential risk after moving to England last year. (more…)

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