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Storm forces William and Kate's royal plane to abandon Islamabad landing

Lahore - A fierce storm in Islamabad forced a plane carrying Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate to abandon two landings before returning to Lahore late Thursday, reporters travelling with them said, in a dramatic end to a day of cracking cricket balls a...

Glaciers and tribal dancing: William and Kate visit Pakistan's north

Wearing traditional headgear and clapping to music, Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate met a tiny animist tribe in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, after flying by helicopter to a remote Hindu Kush glacier near the Afghan border.

All smiles as Britain's William and Kate meet Pakistan PM Khan

Islamabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad Tuesday to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate.

All smiles as Britain's William and Kate meet Pakistan PM Khan

Islamabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad Tuesday to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate.

Madagascar religions, new and old, joust for followers

Antananarivo - Pope Francis, visiting Madagascar on his three-nation African tour, finds himself in a country where Catholicism remains strong but faces a rising challenge from evangelical Protestantism.

Britain's William and Kate announce Pakistan visit

Islamabad - Prince William and his wife Kate will visit Pakistan later this year on the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade, Kensington Palace announced Sunday.

In North Macedonia, Pope urges Balkans to embrace diversity

Skopje - Pope Francis called on the Western Balkans to embrace its patchwork of faiths and ethnicities during a visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday, saying "respect for diversity" is key to the region's efforts to integrate with Europe.

Pope asks Bulgarians to 'open hearts' to migrants

Sofia - Pope Francis urged Bulgarians to open their hearts and doors to refugees as he began a visit to the European Union's poorest country, where the main Orthodox Church snubbed holding joint prayers with the pontiff.

Wary welcome expected for Pope Francis on Balkan visit

Vatican City - Pope Francis begins a Balkan visit on Sunday in Bulgaria, a country with a tiny Catholic community where the Orthodox Church has rejected the idea of holding joint prayers with the pontiff.

N. Korea's Kim kicks off official Vietnam visit

Hanoi - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un kicked off an official visit to Vietnam Friday, three days after arriving in the country for a nuclear summit with US President Donald Trump that ended deadlocked.

American visitors to North Korea: a history

Seoul - High-profile visits to reclusive North Korea are rare, but over the years it has hosted a handful of top US officials as well as the occasional religious leader and sporting star.

'Back with eyes open': Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot

Mingora - Malala Yousafzai visited the Swat valley Saturday for her first trip back to the once militant-infested Pakistani region where she was shot in the head by the Taliban more than five years ago.

Malala lands in Swat, Pakistani district where she was shot

Mingora - Malala Yousafzai landed in the Swat valley Saturday for her first visit back to the once militant-infested Pakistani region where she was shot in the head by the Taliban more than five years ago.

Malala tells Pakistani media she will return for good 'after education'

Islamabad - Malala Yousafzai plans to return to Pakistan permanently once her studies are completed, she told Pakistani media in Islamabad Friday, the second day of her emotional trip back more than five years after being shot by Taliban gunmen.

Pakistanis welcome Malala home, but visit shrouded in security

Islamabad - Malala Yousafzai's whereabouts in Pakistan were being kept a tightly-guarded secret Friday, one day after her emotional return more than five years after being shot by Taliban gunmen.

Trump set to visit to Britain this year

London - US President Donald Trump agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that he would make his long-planned trip to Britain later this year, her office said.

VP Pence pays surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan

Kabul - Vice President Mike Pence told US troops in Afghanistan Thursday that they have put the Taliban on the run, as he became the most senior Trump administration official to visit the men and women fighting America's longest-ever war.

Trump stays on script — but a few episodes raise eyebrows

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump's trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories saw the unpredictable leader tightly following protocol, but a few moments provided low-scale scandal and humour.

G7 leaders make stop at Shinto shrine

Ise - World leaders indulged in a spot of tourism Thursday, wandering through an ancient shrine, in a visit that took them to the heart of Japan's native Shinto religion.

Op-Ed: Hungarian delegation visits South Africa and Namibia Special

Midrand - Three countries — South Africa and Namibia on the one hand, Hungary on the other — separated by language, culture, history and most of all, geography, renewed their ties last week on both the official and the unofficial level.

Queen's Europe speech raises eyebrows in Britain

London - A speech by Queen Elizabeth II warning against "division" in Europe as Prime Minister David Cameron plans a referendum on Britain's EU membership was interpreted by British media on Thursday as a political statement.

Pope Francis heads to Sarajevo with reconciliation message

Vatican City - Pope Francis flies into Sarajevo on Saturday bearing a message of reconciliation 20 years after peace accords which ended Bosnia's war but left the country divided on ethnic lines."I come amongst you ...

North Korea abruptly cancels visit by UN chief

Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday cancelled an invitation to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit an industrial zone inside the isolated state, in an abrupt move that Ban deplored as "deeply regrettable".

Merkel to visit French plane crash site on Wednesday

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was going Wednesday to the French Alpine region where a German passenger plane crashed, killing all 150 people on board.

Kremlin confirms North Korea's Kim to visit Moscow in May

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will attend World War II ceremonies in Moscow in May, in what would be his first foreign trip since taking power in 2011.

Indian PM to visit White House on Sept 29-30

Washington - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for years barred from visiting the United States, will meet President Barack Obama in two days of eagerly awaited White House talks at the end of the month.

Indian PM to visit White House on Sept 29-30: US official

Washington - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was for years barred from visiting the United States, will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on September 29-30, US officials said Monday.

Buns sell fast after China president's visit

On Saturday, the president of China, Xi Jinping, dropped by a traditional bun shop, where he waited in line, ordered and paid for buns stuffed with pork, green vegetables, onions, as well as pig livers and intestines that were stewed.

Inside London's hidden tropical treasure

London - There is always something to do or see in London. When visiting the Capital, as a tourist or not, it may sound easier to just focus on the usual routes. What about starting the day with something really different?

'Chuck Norris' visit to Mallorca first excites then upsets locals

Residents on the island of Mallorca in the Spanish Balearic islands were thrilled that the action movie legend, Chuck Norris, was in town. Some even got photos taken with the hero, but then they got a horrible surprise.
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