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Pope asks for prayers for sex abuse summit at Vatican

Pope Francis is asking for prayers for this week's sex abuse summit at the Vatican for this "urgent challenge of our time."

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Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

He says soldiers would commit a "crime against humanity" if they bar entry.

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Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen

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Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine

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24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

Searchers recover 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground

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Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu's Holocaust comment

Mateusz Morawiecki will not now visit Israel, after PM Benjamin Netanyahu said "Poles co-operated".

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Austrian leader: Trump foreign policy successful in parts

Austria's chancellor calls parts of U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy "very successful" ahead of Washington visit

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Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve

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Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Monday amid new tensions between the two countries over how to remember Polish behavior in the Holocaust

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Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soon

Authorities in Mexico say an improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week

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Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

Israeli prime minister pledges funds to complete long-promised museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans

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Italian populists ask if minister deserves immunity

Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is asking its supporters to vote online on whether the leader of its coalition partner should be prosecuted.

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Venezuela crisis: Guaidó sets up possible confrontation over US aid

The self-declared interim leader calls for a "humanitarian avalanche" on 23 February.

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Near-naked men scramble for sticks in Japan

About 10,000 men took part in the Saidaiji-eyo festival at a Buddhist temple in Okayama.

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No medicine, records or equipment: Haiti hospital struggles during protests

The languid whack of a ceiling fan stirs the heat around the Intensive Care Unit. It's the only sound on the ward. Because there is none of the life-saving equipment an ICU should have.

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Israel PM appoints interim foreign minister

Israel's prime minister has appointed an interim foreign minister after holding the post himself for the last four years

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US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

The U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the Islamic State in its last toehold in Syria says there are over 1,000 civilians trapped in the tiny area and that the militant group is preventing them from leaving

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Iran blasts US efforts to turn Europe against nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister is blasting the United States' "unhealthy fixation" with his country and condemning the Trump administration's efforts to press European countries to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Tehran

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Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

Iran's parliament speaker says an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard was "planned and carried out from inside Pakistan," saying that country should answer for it

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Jussie Smollett 'paid Nigerian brothers to attack him'

The actor's lawyers deny the latest reports, which come after Chicago police released two men.

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