Pope Francis canonizes British cardinal John Henry Newman, four others

Pope Francis on Sunday declared five people saints, including Cardinal John Henry Newman, a leading 19th century Anglican who converted to Catholicism and became one of the most influential Christian figures of modern times. Underscoring Newman’s luminary status in Christianity today, Prince Charles, who will become head of the Church of England when he becomes… Read More Pope Francis canonizes British cardinal John Henry Newman, four others

Troops, rescue workers sent to rescue residents as Tokyo typhoon death toll rises

Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 23 people and briefly paralyzed Tokyo. There were also 16 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said, as Typhoon Hagibis left… Read More Troops, rescue workers sent to rescue residents as Tokyo typhoon death toll rises

Uber to acquire Chilean grocery provider Cornershop in venture to expand food delivery services

Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday it would buy a majority stake in Chilean online grocery provider Cornershop as the ride hailing company seeks to widen its fast-growing food delivery app to include groceries and other goods. The deal for an undisclosed sum, which follows Uber’s disappointing IPO in May, would see it expand Santiago-based… Read More Uber to acquire Chilean grocery provider Cornershop in venture to expand food delivery services

California bans manufacture and sale of fur products from 2023

California will ban the manufacture and sale of new animal fur products from 2023 after Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law on Saturday. It is first state-wide fur ban in the nation, and had been sought by animal rights advocates. Newsom called the ban “one of the strongest animal rights laws in U.S.… Read More California bans manufacture and sale of fur products from 2023

Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge becomes first ever to complete marathon under two hours

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, stretching the limits of human endeavor and passing a milestone few thought could be reached for decades if at all. Guided by green laser beams shone onto the road and helped by 41… Read More Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge becomes first ever to complete marathon under two hours