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Survival story as Hurricane Beryl razes smallest inhabited island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Survival story as Hurricane Beryl razes smallest inhabited island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

MAYREAU, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (AP) — Mayreu is one of the smallest inhabited islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It's so small that it's barely visible — a dot on the map of the Caribbean.

How Texas is still investigating migrant aid groups on the border after a judge's scathing order

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas is widening investigations into aid organizations along the U.S.
Church must pay $104 million to victims of historical abuse in Newfoundland

Church must pay $104 million to victims of historical abuse in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Roman Catholic Church has been ordered to pay settlements totalling $104 million to 292 survivors of historical abuse in Newfoundland and Labrador, including those at the now infamous Mount Cashel orphanage in St. John's.
Quebec wants Supreme Court judge to recuse himself from Bill 21 challenge

Quebec wants Supreme Court judge to recuse himself from Bill 21 challenge

QUEBEC CITY, Que. — The Quebec government is calling for a Supreme Court of Canada judge to recuse himself as the court deliberates whether to hear an appeal involving the province's secularism law, known as Bill 21.
Vatican excommunicates a former ambassador to the US and declares him guilty of schism

Vatican excommunicates a former ambassador to the US and declares him guilty of schism

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Friday excommunicated its former ambassador to Washington after finding him guilty of schism, an inevitable outcome for Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.
Pope to preside over interfaith meeting in Indonesian mosque during longest, most challenging trip

Pope to preside over interfaith meeting in Indonesian mosque during longest, most challenging trip

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis will preside over an interfaith meeting in a mosque in the world’s largest predominantly Muslim country during a four-nation Asian visit in September that will be the longest and most complicated foreign trip of his pontifica
Vatican chief of staff testifies in UK finance trial, admits to false invoice and blames a deputy

Vatican chief of staff testifies in UK finance trial, admits to false invoice and blames a deputy

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis’ chief of staff became one of the highest-ranking Holy See officials to testify in a foreign court Thursday, telling a British tribunal about the negotiations at the heart of the Vatican’s so-called “trial of the century,” ad
Israel approves plans for nearly 5,300 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel approves plans for nearly 5,300 new homes in West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has approved plans to build nearly 5,300 new homes in settlements in the occupied West Bank, a monitoring group said Thursday, the latest in a campaign to accelerate settlement expansion, aimed at cementing Isr
Israel weighs Hamas' latest response to Gaza cease-fire proposal as diplomatic efforts are revived

Israel weighs Hamas' latest response to Gaza cease-fire proposal as diplomatic efforts are revived

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's Cabinet was set to convene Thursday to discuss Hamas' latest response to a U.S.
Manitoba First Nation reports 150 anomalies found at former residential school site

Manitoba First Nation reports 150 anomalies found at former residential school site

CROSS LAKE, MAN. — A First Nation community in northern Manitoba says ground-penetrating radar has found 150 anomalies at the site of a former residential school, including 59 unmarked graves at a nearby cemetery.