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Latin America would like a Latin pope, odds slim

February 11, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2012 file photo, Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz is congratulated by a faithful prior to a Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican a day after installing 22 of them as cardinals. After the resign of Pope Benedict XVI, announced on Monday, [&hellip...

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Pope shows lifetime jobs aren’t always for life

February 11, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, March 25, 2010 file photo Pope Benedict XVI gestures from his popemobile as he leaves a youth gathering, in St. Peter’s square, at the Vatican. When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff...

Pope’s mission to revive faith clouded by scandal

February 11, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, file photo, Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff as he celebrates Christmas midnight Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Benedict announced...

Filipino extremists face new foe: fellow rebels

February 10, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels, who signed a peace agreement with the Philippine government in 1996, man a checkpoint at a remote village on the volatile island of Jolo, Sulu province in southern...

Amid Dominican port concerns, a surge in smuggling

February 9, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Menendez is defending actions he took that appeared to benefit a top campaign contributor, saying that being a donor shouldn’t disqualify...

Fear of assassinations haunt Egypt opposition

February 9, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 file photo, Egyptian relatives of Mohammed el-Gindy, a 28-year-old activist, who died early Monday of wounds sustained during clashes last Friday near the presidential palace, carry his coffin during a funeral...

Jets roar as US, Japan, Australia drill in Pacific

February 7, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Members of the 374th Airlift Wing of U.S. Air Force work on a C-130 aircraft during the Cope North military exercises at Andersen U.S. Air Force Base in Guam Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Fighter jets from the U.S. and two key allies roared into Western Pacific...

Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

February 7, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

After the house was swept away by a Tsunami, the foundations mark the spot where a home used to be, seen Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013, following a Tsunami at Lata, Temotu province, Solomon Islands. The damage seen is part a survey by the assessment crew of the aid...

In wealthy Hong Kong, poorest live in metal cages

February 7, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 25, 2013 photo, 77-year-old Yeung Ying Biu sits inside his 1.5 square meter (16 square feet) cage, which he calls home, in Hong Kong. For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an...

6 dead, villages destroyed in Solomons tsunami

February 6, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In a photo provided by Work Vision, a school is heavily damaged in the area of Lata, Temotu province, Solomon Islands after a powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 generated a tsunami of up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) that...