Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its banknotes. The country’s central bank said on Thursday its new $5 note would feature an indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on the coins. The $5 note was the only remaining … Read more

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its banknotes. The country’s central bank said on Thursday its new $5 note would feature an indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on the coins. The $5 note was the only remaining … Read more

Pope consoles Congolese victims: “Your pain is my pain”

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the Congolese people to forgive those who committed “inhuman violence” against them, celebrating a mass for 1 million people and then hearing firsthand the atrocities some of them endured: a teenage girl ‘raped like an animal’ for months; a young man who saw his father beheaded; … Read more

Alex Murdaugh’s phone shows a separate path to his wife’s as prosecutors piece together the night of the murders

Lt. Britt Dove testified Wednesday that data extracted from Alex Murdaugh’s cellphone showed the movements of the device on June 7, 2021. He said that if the phone is in a person’s hand or pocket, it records steps. If the device is on the seat or in the cup holder of a moving car, it … Read more

Andrew Tate loses appeal against 30-day detention in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Wednesday upheld a second 30-day detention for divisive influencer and former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate, who is suspected of organized crime and human trafficking, an official said. Tate lost his appeal against a judge’s Jan. 20 decision to extend his arrest a second time by 30 days, … Read more

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Previously, visitors roamed Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, strolled its rose-lined lakeside park and savored sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. It was back when this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. No more. The longest battle of the Russian war turned this town of salt and gypsum … Read more