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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. Francis, who turned 78 on Wednesd ...more

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MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen. <p ...more

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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has accepted the resignation of his health minister over the purchase of pneumonia vaccines in 2012 which government investigators later questioned, a spokesman said on Friday. Health Se ...more

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Princess Madeleine, fourth in line to the throne, is expecting her second child, the royal court said on Friday. The court said the baby is due in the summer of 2015. "We are very happy and look forwar ...more

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By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - It sounds like the usual setup for a knock-knock joke: Who is the best-selling author on all of Amazon.com this holiday season? Rob Elliott. Rob Elliott who? Yet it's no laughing matter for Rob ...more

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BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two friends of the accused Boston Marathon bombers are due in court on Friday for separate hearings as the city braces for the January start of a trial focused on the attack that killed three people and injured more than ...more

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By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) vice-chairman Arne Ljungqvist says that the credibility of elite sport is in danger of being lost altogether if it does not deal with a historic acceptance of doping ...more

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By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is due to issue long-anticipated regulations on Friday for the disposal of coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production that contains toxic materials such as ar ...more

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By Scott Malone CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - As New Hampshire braces for another wave of White House hopefuls next year seeking votes in the first-in-the-nation nominating primary, much of the credit for the state's hold on that position goes to ...more

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By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese Internet activist and academic is challenging a new state secrets law by setting up a website aimed at making it easier for government officials to leak sensitive information to the media without g ...more