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AP News - 16 hours ago

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Jesuits in the United States defended the Vatican's new sex crimes prosecutor Tuesday, saying he had virtually no role in the order's handling of a notorious pedophile now serving a 25-year prison sentence.The ...more

AP News - 16 hours ago

PARIS (AP) — Paris' Pompidou Center inaugurated a major retrospective Tuesday of U.S. artist Jeff Koons, the polemical 59-year-old master of kitsch, whose huge, stainless-steel balloon dog broke records last year, selling at auction for $58.4 million.< ...more

AP News - 17 hours ago

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says he personally called a Spaniard who said he was sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report it to the diocese.Three priests and a layman were arrested Monday in connection with the case in the southern city ...more

AP News - 17 hours ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criticizing world powers who many frustrated Iranians believe could have worked harder to reach a deal with t ...more

AP News - 17 hours ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the de-facto capital of the extremist Islamic State group, killing at least 60 people, shattering shop fronts and setting dozens of cars ablaze, activists said. ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian airstrikes on Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa kill at least 60. ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day.The country's health officials said Tuesday they hope to break the record this coming weekend in honor of World AIDS Day ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese army medics stood at att ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ships from Greece rushed to help after a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants floundered for hours Tuesday in gale-force winds and high waves in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.The 77-meter-long (250-f ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

CAIRO (AP) — An apartment building in Egypt's capital collapsed Tuesday, killing at least 19 people as rescuers and neighbors frantically dug through rubble with their hands to find survivors, authorities said.The collapse in Cairo's eastern Mat ...more