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Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says he is letting all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve the `'sin of abortion" if they seek forgiveness with a `'contrite heart."...
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Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb....
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The Latest: Hungary: Over 156,000 migrants have entered
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):...
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Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the train station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany - the hoped-for end destinations in their flight from turmoil in the Mideast and Asia....
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Somali militants overrun base for African Union forces
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab' overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them....
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A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues....
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Protests spotlight Lebanon dysfunction, but reforms elusive
BEIRUT (AP) -- Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies and in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform. Here's a look at what's behind the protests, the most significant public expression of frustration with Lebanon's dysfunctional system of government in years....
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Street stalls show shifting face of North Korean economy
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema....
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Lebanese protesters storm ministry over garbage crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country's snowballing trash crisis....
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Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy....
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