Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

El Salvador tells citizens to renew soon-to-end TPS status

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El Salvador tells citizens to renew soon-to-end TPS status
El Salvador's foreign minister is urging his countrymen to renew their temporary protected residency, even though the U.S. government plans to end the program.

Prague's 600-year-old clock has been stopped for repairs

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Prague's 600-year-old clock has been stopped for repairs
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Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day.
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In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests.
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Peru's indigenous await Pope Francis in scorching Amazon

After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem.
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Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change.
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South Korea coach banned for allegedly beating Olympic champ

South Korea's skating authorities have suspended a national team coach for allegedly beating Olympic short track speedskating champion Shim Suk-hee.
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Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.
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Car drives into crowd at Copacabana Beach in Rio; 15 hurt

A motorist who says he lost control of his car drove into the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, injuring at least 15 people, authorities said.
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Mexico rights body blames marines, police for 2014 killings

A border mayor's paramilitary security team and Mexican marines were behind the disappearance and murder of four people, including three American siblings, the government's National Human Rights Commission said Thursday.
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Russian minister warns against reviving Nazis at exhibition

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union on Thursday, saying the world has "a sacred duty" not only to commemorate the millions of victims "but to do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies in the future."
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New Zealand prime minister announces she's pregnant

New Zealand's prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June.
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Malaysia Airlines flight shakes violently, lands safely

A Malaysia Airlines plane landed safely in an Australian Outback city after the plane shook violently in midflight and passengers braced themselves for a hard landing.
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Defense stymied as trial resumes Monday in N. Korean murder

Malaysia's high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing links.
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US says Africa important but no apology for Trump

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told African envoys Thursday that "Africa is very important for the United States," but she didn't apologize for President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as they had demanded, the chair of the African Group said.
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Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional event that came on a wave of hope for reconciliation following their leaders' first-ever summit talks.
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Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis.
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Freight car derails in Mexico, falls on house, killing 5

A freight car carrying bulk corn derailed early Thursday in the northern suburbs of Mexico City, killing five people as it rolled over and crushed part of a house near the tracks.
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UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.
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Toronto police arrest man for 2 deaths, say might be more

Months after dismissing fears about a potential serial killer prowling Toronto's gay village, police said they arrested a man Thursday who they allege is responsible for the presumed deaths of at least two men who disappeared from the neighborhood.
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Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday.
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Former UK boxing champ charged with encouraging extremism

A former British boxing champion has been charged with encouraging extremist violence.