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Vatican comes under sharp criticism for sex abuse

GENEVA (AP) — The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a U.N. committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, facing its most intense public grilling to date over allegations that it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims. The Vatican insisted it had little jurisdiction to sanction pedophile priests […]

Danish tourist gang-raped, Indian police say

NEW DELHI (AP) — A 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she got lost and approached a group of men for directions back to her hotel, police said Wednesday. Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said two people were arrested after a daylong search for the suspects. Details were […]

5 killed in shootout in Russian region of Dagestan

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A shootout between security forces and militants in the volatile Russian region of Dagestan killed five people, authorities said. The gunbattle broke out after militants barricaded themselves inside a home in the village of Karlanyurt, Dagestan Investigative Committee spokesman Rasul Temirbekov told The Associated Press. The fatalities included three security force […]

Kenya: Fighter jets kill 30 militants in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan military says it has killed at least 30 Islamic militants in an airstrike on a militant camp in Somalia. A statement from the military Friday said fighter jets attacked the camp at Garbarahey in the Gedo region in Somalia on Thursday, where a meeting was being held. Military spokesman […]

Pakistan to award slain boy for foiling bombing

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister announced Friday that a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber who wanted to attack his school should be honored with the nation’s highest civil award of bravery. Aitzaz Hasan, 17, died Monday in a remote village in Hangu, a district in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa […]

French president angry over report on love life

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande threatened legal action Friday over a magazine report saying he is having a secret affair with an actress, the latest breach in the French media’s practice of turning a blind eye to presidential love affairs. Rumors have long circulated that Hollande might have a lover. The magazine Closer […]

Bombing kills 21 at Iraq army recruiting center

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military recruiting center in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 21 people in an attack likely meant to send a message to the government and would-be army volunteers over the Iraqi troops’ ongoing push to retake two cities overrun by al-Qaida militants. The blast […]

Rodman apologizes for comments on jailed American

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players. The former basketball star issued the apology through publicist Jules Feiler in an email message to […]

Romania to extradite man over Texas slayings

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian-born Texas fugitive charged in the shooting death of his wife and their son at the family’s Houston-area house can be extradited to the U.S. The Bucharest Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Camil Matase, who was caught in eastern Romania on Nov. 20, can be returned to Houston to […]

Rodman, ex-NBA All Stars arrive in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a “birthday present” for one of their most unlikely fans: leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman’s squad — featuring ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker — […]

Iraq calls on Fallujah residents to expel al-Qaida

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister urged Fallujah residents on Monday to expel al-Qaida militants to avoid an all-out battle in the besieged city, a sign that the government could be paving the way for an imminent military push in an attempt to rout hard-line Sunni insurgents challenging its territorial control over the western approaches […]

Rio garbage boats aim to clean Olympic waters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A stout green catamaran plied the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay alongside wooden fishing boats, but its catch Monday consisted not of grouper or swordfish but rather plastic bags, empty soda bottles and a discarded toilet seat. The catamaran is one of three so-called “eco-boats,” floating garbage […]

Egypt slaps nighttime curfew on Cairo, 10 regions

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s government has slapped a monthlong nighttime curfew on Cairo and 10 provinces.

Indian official: all 18 on submarine feared dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian naval official says all 18 sailors on board a submarine are feared dead after twin explosions and a fire ripped through their vessel in a Mumbai harbor.

Experts: Cuba arms shipment explanation troubling

HAVANA (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday repeated Cuba’s assertion that the antiquated weapons systems found on a cargo ship in Panama were headed to the Asian county for repair. But while the explanation is potentially credible, it leaves troubling questions unresolved, international arms experts say.

Egypt army ousts Morsi, who decries ‘coup’

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s first democratically elected president was ousted Wednesday by the military after barely a year in office, felled by the same kind of popular revolt that first brought him to power in the Arab Spring. The armed forces announced it would install a temporary civilian government to replace Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, […]

South Africa: Mandela in critical condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president on Monday said a critically ill Nelson Mandela was “asleep” when he visited the 94-year-old in a hospital, and he urged the country to pray for Mandela, describing him as the “father of democracy” who made extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of his people. President Jacob Zuma told dozens of […]

Turkish police unleash water cannon on protests

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police used water cannon to disperse thousands gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Saturday to observe a memorial for four people killed during recent anti-government protests. The officers later fired tear gas and rubber bullets, and in some cases beat people with batons, to scatter demonstrators who regrouped in side streets. […]

Obama: Northern Ireland peace will be tested

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — President Barack Obama declared peace in Northern Ireland a “blueprint” for those living amid conflict around the world, while acknowledging that the calm between Catholics and Protestants will face further tests. Summoning young people to take responsibility for their country’s future, Obama warned there is “more to lose now than […]

Syria: US chemical weapons charges ‘full of lies’

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government on Friday dismissed U.S. charges that it used chemical weapons as “full of lies,” accusing President Barack Obama of resorting to fabrications to justify his decision to arm Syrian rebels. The commander of the main rebel umbrella group welcomed the U.S. move, saying it would lift his fighters’ morale. […]

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