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APNewsBreak: Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

January 17, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, file photo, Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter’s Square to bless the nativity scene at the Vatican. A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children. (AP Photo/Pier [&hellip...

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Egypt’s Christian minority rally behind charter

January 16, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Christian voters check in before casting their ballots in the constitutional referendum inside a polling station in Dalga village of Minya, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Through violence or intimidation, Islamists in villages like this one used violence or...

Mexico forces face off with vigilantes after clash

January 14, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS TO REMOVE THE WORD CROSSFIRE TO CLARIFY ALLEGED CIRCUMSTANCES- Juana Perez, third from left, cries beside the coffin of her son Rodrigo Benitez, 25, killed in the recent fighting in Antunez, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The government moved in to...

New law in Nigeria bans gay meetings

January 13, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – President Barack Obama meets with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in New York, in this Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 file photo. The Associated Press on Monday Jan. 13 2014 obtained a copy of the previously unannounced Same Sex Marriage Prohibition...

Pope names 19 new cardinals, focusing on the poor

January 12, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

A child uses binoculars to watch Pope Francis delivering the Angelus from a window of the Apostolic palace in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The pontiff has named his first batch of cardinals, choosing 19 men from Asia,...

Iran, world powers reach deal opening nuke program

January 12, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr. Iran and six world powers have agreed on how to implement a nuclear deal...

Top envoys insist Syria peace talks must proceed

January 12, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, walks off stage with Qatar’s Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah, left, following the conclusion of their news conference at the US Ambassador’s residence in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Kerry is in...

US withdraws diplomat after India expulsion demand

January 11, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Uttam Khobragade, father of Devyani Khobragade, who served as India’s deputy consul general in New York, talks to press after meeting his daughter after her arrival at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014....

Iraq holding off on an offensive against al-Qaida

January 9, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Gunmen sit on top of an Iraqi army Humvee, left by Iraqi soldiers during clashes in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Tribal leaders in Fallujah have warned al-Qaida fighters there to leave to avoid a military...

Forced abortion highlights abuses in China policy

January 9, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 4, 2014 photo, Wu Yongyuan, right, shows medicines his wife Gong Qifeng, left, takes to control her schizophrenia symptoms, in a room they rent in Beijing for stay as Wu keeps petitioning to China’s central government for help. When...