VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people ... Full Story
Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful menof God.
China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide
BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday.
North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.
Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India
RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.
10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost
SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.
Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness
SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.
Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country's royal family to face charges in court since the royalty was restored in 1975.
Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage
PARIS (AP) — The prosecutor in the French city of Dijon says the driver who ran down 13 pedestrians in the city has a long history of severe mental illness and no links to terrorism.
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East
In the Middle East and the wider region this past week, Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawer, Pakistan, killing 148 people —most of them children — in what was one of the country's deadliest attacks in years. In the days that followed, families buried the victims of the massacre, residents eld vigils and the nation mourned its loss.
Tunisia awaits election final, press hails Essebsi
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Newspapers in Tunisia have followed exit polls in proclaiming an 88-year-old former minister the winner of the presidential election.
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