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The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday.

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The death of evangelist and missionary Reinhard Bonnke has created an outpouring of touching tributes from around the world.

People and rescue workers attend the scene of a building that collapsed in Tasia Embakasi, an east neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya on Friday Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo)

Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi and killed at least five people and injured 31 others.

Charred goods are seen inside a factory that caught fire in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (AP Photo)

Indian authorities were investigating the cause of a devastating fire that killed at least 43 people in a factory in central New Delhi early Sunday, as relatives of the workers who were trapped inside waited outside a hospital mortuary to identify the dead.

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Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, founder of Christ for all Nations (CfaN) has passed away at the age of 79.

In this May 9, 2018 photo, Hua Qu, the wife of detained Chinese-American Xiyue Wang, poses for a photograph with a portrait of her family in Princeton, N.J. (AP Photo)

Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton graduate student released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a potential breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.


Even though Chick-fil-A announced last month that it would no longer be awarding grants to Christian groups that activists have falsely labeled "anti-LGBTQ", now activists in Canada say the restaurant chain's recent changes are not enough.


Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country’s poor and vulnerable.


The Trump administration on Thursday accused Iranian security forces of killing more than 1,000 people in crackdowns against recent protests that have swept the country. The allegation came as U.S. officials said the Pentagon is considering sending thousands of additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression.


Yes, Mr. Grinch is back, alive and well and living in Lincolnshire, England. He's busy there taking as much joy from the Christmas season as possible.