(Reuters) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile, 144 km (90 miles) southeast of Calama, at a depth of 188 km, the United States Geological Survey said on Saturday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Thousands of Syrians were stuck in and around Aleppo on Saturday as a deal to evacuate two Shi’ite villages in return for Sunni rebels and their families being allowed to leave two besieged towns near Damascus stalled, a monitor and activists said.
BANGKOK (Reuters) – A plaque commemorating a 1932 coup in Thailand that saw absolute monarchy abolished and democracy established has gone missing, police in Bangkok said on Saturday, prompting outcry from pro-democracy activists.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Violence has flared at an Australian asylum-seeker detention center in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and shots were fired when local people tried to break into the center after an argument got out of hand, media and a rights group reported on Saturday.
ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis, presiding at a Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the “shame” of humanity becoming inured to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants.
HAVANA (Reuters) – A United Nations expert said on Friday she hoped her visit to Cuba would open the door to a more intense dialogue on human rights and praised the country’s social welfare system for reducing Cubans’ vulnerability to human trafficking.
ROME (Reuters) – More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said.
ABUJA (Reuters) – The United Nations’ World Food Programme could in a few weeks run out of funding to feed millions living on the brink of famine in Nigeria, four people familiar with the matter said, intensifying one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.
COLOMBO (Reuters) – A rubbish dump landslide in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo killed at least six and injured 11, hospital sources said on Friday, as emergency workers dug into the mountain of trash to save survivors buried in dozens of houses.
MARDAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – The ransacked university hostel room of slain Pakistani student Mashal Khan has posters of Karl Marx and Che Guevara still hanging on the walls, along with scribbled quotes including one that reads: “Be curious, crazy and mad.”
BERLIN (Reuters) – German broadcaster ARD cited a report commissioned by investigators as saying there were “significant doubts” that letters claiming responsibility for an attack on the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund were written by Islamists.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Qatar and Djibouti starting on Tuesday, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.