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Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests….

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Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader….

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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem….

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A look at the EU’s 10-point emergency migrant action plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — Spurred into action by a massive loss of lives in the Mediterranean, the European Union’s executive arm has proposed a 10-point action plan for dealing with the unprecedented migrant influx. Here’s a look at each point of the plan, which will be fleshed out by EU leaders at a crisis summit Thursday, and how likely each is to help the situation:…

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UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean….

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Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa on Tuesday protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya as parliament weighed a response to the killings….

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A look at the EU’s 10-point emergency migrant action plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — Spurred into action by a massive loss of lives in the Mediterranean, the European Union’s executive arm has proposed a 10-point action plan for dealing with the unprecedented migrant influx. Here’s a look at each point of the plan, which will be fleshed out by EU leaders at a crisis summit Thursday, and how likely each is to help the situation:…

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3 hours ago

Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem….

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3 hours ago

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader….

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3 hours ago

UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean….