Grueling itinerary set for pope’s first post-surgery trip

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ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Wednesday released a grueling travel itinerary for Pope Francis’ first post-surgery foreign trip, scheduling around-the-clock encounters and hopscotching flights for his Sept. 12-15 visit to Hungary and Slovakia. Francis, 84, had already confessed that during his last trip, to Iraq in March, he felt the weight of his years … Read more

Hungary’s LGBT protests and Juneteenth Day: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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A protest outside the Independent Human Rights Commission, in Herat, Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghans have worked as interpreters, security guards and contractors for US and Nato forces in the country in the past 20 years. Demonstrations were held across the country, with protesters demanding special visas and to be evacuated from the country, citing the … Read more