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Published 9 hours ago
Benedict XVI honored for devotion to church music
VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an “encounter with the divine,” saying listening to Mozart helps him experience “very deeply the Lord’s presence.”

Updated 11 hours ago
Fidel Castro makes rare public appearance in Cuba
HAVANA -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his Havana home, official media reported on Saturday.

Published 12 hours ago
Tentative agreement reached on Iran sanctions relief
VIENNA — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Published 13 hours ago
Hero dog gets monument in Serbia
PANCEVO, Serbia — Normally, Leo would run away at the sight of a bigger dog. The small dachshund liked most to cuddle with his owners or ride in the back seat of the family car. But, one day Leo showed that true bravery knows no limits.

Published 14 hours ago
15 al-Qaida fighters killed in Syria mosque bombing
BEIRUT — Activists say a bomb has exploded inside a mosque where al-Qaida’s branch in Syria was holding a fast-breaking meal, killing at least 14.

7/3/2015 1:48 PM
Cubs stuck at Gaza border en route to Jordan shelter
RAFAH, Gaza Strip — A pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan got stuck at a Gaza-Israel border crossing on Friday, after being kept as pets for almost a year by a family in the crowded coastal strip.

7/3/2015 1:04 PM
The Hague hit by riots
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighborhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.

7/3/2015 12:30 PM
Cleric killed by blast inside Syria mosque
BEIRUT — A bomb exploded inside a mosque in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus on Friday killing a Sunni Muslim cleric, Syria’s state TV reported.

7/3/2015 12:21 PM
Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii
KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun’s rays has landed in Hawaii after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

7/3/2015 10:54 AM
Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises
MANILA, Philippines — Rescuers today retrieved five more bodies from a ferry that capsized just moments after departing from a central Philippine port, raising the death toll to 50.

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