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10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

A Mexican TV host’s claim that she was sexually abused by a Legion of Christ priest when she was 8 has created a new credibility crisis for the religious order.

Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, boiling water kills 5

Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, boiling water kills 5

Russian emergency services say five people have died and six more were injured when a heating pipe burst and flooded their hotel rooms with boiling water.

Britain's EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

Britain's EU Journey: When Churchill urged European unity

Europe has been a source of contention in Britain seemingly forever.

Migrants marooned in Guatemala plan surge into Mexico

Migrants marooned in Guatemala plan surge into Mexico

More than a thousand Central American migrants marooned in Guatemala are preparing to walk en masse on Monday across a bridge leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them safe passage through the country.

Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 2 dead

Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 2 dead

Heavy snow, rain and gale-force winds are lashing many parts of Spain, causing at least two deaths.

China's Xi says coronavirus outbreak must be taken seriously

China's Xi says coronavirus outbreak must be taken seriously

China has reported a sharp rise in the number of people affected in a pneumonia outbreak caused by a new coronoavirus, including two in Beijing.

Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Google’s chief executive is calling for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence.

Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in Sarajevo

Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in Sarajevo

Dozens of people have gathered for a protest in Sarajevo because of dangerously high levels of air pollution in the Bosnian capital in the past few weeks.

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hosting 54 African heads of state or government in London.

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

Venezuela’s opposition together with the Trump administration is looking to recruit AT&T in its fight to oust Nicolás Maduro.

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology.

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

Babies in three African nations are getting the first vaccine for malaria in an unusual pilot program.

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Much of Australia is still ablaze in an unprecedented wildfire season that has already charred an area the size of Kentucky.

Catalan ex-police chief on trial for role in secession bid

Catalan ex-police chief on trial for role in secession bid

The former head of Catalonia's regional police and three others are standing trial on charges of rebellion and sedition.

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and threatening food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries.

EU sets up $998 million budget for humanitarian aid

EU sets up $998 million budget for humanitarian aid

The European Union has adopted a budget worth 900 million euros ($998 million) to help countries affected by humanitarian crises.

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert.

Fire at Czech asylum for mentally ill kills 8 patients

Fire at Czech asylum for mentally ill kills 8 patients

A Czech official says eight people have been killed in a fire at an asylum for the mentally ill in the Czech Republic.

Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in Canada

Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in Canada

The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei is set to begin in a Vancouver courtroom.

Germany downplays flap over Tunisia invite to Libya summit

Germany downplays flap over Tunisia invite to Libya summit

The German government is downplaying Tunisia's rejection of a last-minute invitation to a weekend conference on Libya, its north African neighbor.

Bangladesh court sentences 5 ex-cops to death for killing

Bangladesh court sentences 5 ex-cops to death for killing

A Bangladesh court has sentenced five former policemen to death for opening fire on a motorcade of then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina 31 years ago, killing 24 of her supporters during an anti-government rally.

German parliament votes against new system for organ donors

German parliament votes against new system for organ donors

German lawmakers are considering whether to tackle a shortage of donor organs with a reform that would make most people potential donors unless they object.

Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas drilling bid

Cyprus blasts 'pirate state' Turkey's new gas drilling bid

Cyprus is condemning Turkey as a “pirate state” for its renewed bid to drill for natural gas in waters where the ethnically split island nation has exclusive economic rights.

Myanmar probe: Security forces likely committed war crimes:

Myanmar probe: Security forces likely committed war crimes:

An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 700,000 members of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

Former German military translator on trial as Iran spy

Former German military translator on trial as Iran spy

A German-Afghan man who worked for years as an interpreter and adviser for the German military has gone on trial on charges of spying for Iranian intelligence.