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5/11/2014 8:22 AM
Pope to priests: forgive, don't shut out sinners
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has taken to task priests who are so harsh on sinners that faithful feel pushed away by the church.

5/11/2014 12:00 AM
Experts downplay Iran threat to ships
The United States hasn’t lost an aircraft carrier to hostile action since 1945, when the USS Bismarck Sea, a small escort carrier, was hit by a pair of Japanese kamikaze planes in the final seven months of World War II.

5/11/2014 6:33 AM
Militants kill 20 troops in Iraq
BAGHDAD — Militants in Iraq launched an audacious attack on a military barracks in a remote area in the country’s north and killed 20 troops overnight, including some who had been bound and shot at close range, authorities said today.

5/11/2014 12:38 AM
Wall collapse in China; 18 dead
BEIJING — Chinese state media are reporting a wall collapse triggered by heavy rains at a recycling plant has killed 18 people and injured three others in the eastern city of Qingdao.

5/10/2014 10:22 PM
Pakistan wants $200 billion
ISLAMABAD — Pakistanis illegally stow $200 billion in Swiss banks and Pakistan will talk with Switzerland on how to get it back, media reports today quoted Economic Minister Ishaq Dar as saying.

5/10/2014 1:47 PM
Nigeria refused help to search for kidnapped girls
LAGOS, Nigeria — The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government.

5/10/2014 11:35 PM
Dozens hurt in China during protest
BEIJING — A protest in eastern China over a plan to build a waste incinerator has turned violent with state media reporting at least 10 demonstrators and 29 police injured in clashes.

5/10/2014 1:40 PM
Ukraine president decries eastern sovereignty
MARIUPOL, Ukraine — As two of the most tense regions in eastern Ukraine prepare to vote on declaring sovereignty, the country’s acting president is warning them against self-destruction.

5/10/2014 10:09 AM
Paul VI gets closer to sainthood
VATICAN CITY — Pope Paul VI, who did much to modernize the Roman Catholic Church but pronounced a ban on artificial contraception which was widely defied by the faithful, has moved a step closer to sainthood with Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a miracle.

5/10/2014 6:31 AM
Merkel presses Putin to help calm Ukraine
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russian President Vladimir Putin must send more “signals of de-escalation” to help calm the situation in Ukraine and make presidential elections there possible on May 25.