World

Mixed Philippine reaction on pope nod on gay civil unions

Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions has drawn mixed reactions in the Philippines, Asia’s bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it and an LGBT group welcoming the pontiff’s remarks.
October 22, 2020, 5:49 AM
Czechs enter 2nd lockdown to avoid health system collapse

World

Czechs enter 2nd lockdown to avoid health system collapse

Amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that’s threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on Thursday exactly the same massive restrictions as in the spring, a situation its prime minister kept saying would never happen again.
October 22, 2020, 5:34 AM

Nation & World

Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million).
October 22, 2020, 5:34 AM