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Obama, Castro To Meet At U.N. Next Week

Sunday, September 27, 2015

President Obama and Cuba's President Raul Castro will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, a White House official says.

The leaders met face-to-face in April in Panama for the first time. This would be their second such meeting, an official told reporters aboard ...

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Iraq Says It Will Share Anti-ISIS Intelligence With Iran, Russia

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Iraq says it has reached a deal to share intelligence with Russia and Iran as part of an effort to defeat the Islamic State group, which controls large parts of the region.

French warplanes also carried out their first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, hitting targets identified during reconnaissance missions ...

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Rouhani: There Are 'Differing Viewpoints' In Iran Over Nuclear Deal

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani tells NPR that much like in the United States, there are in his country "two differing viewpoints" on the six-party nuclear deal — one that is cautiously optimistic of success and another that is highly skeptical of Washington's desire to live up to its end of ...

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Pope: 'God Weeps' For Victims Of Sex Abuse

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Updated at 8:40 a.m. ET Sept. 28

Pope Francis, in a previously unannounced stop, met with victims of clergy sex abuse in Philadelphia, as the pontiff is wrapping up a six-day visit to the U.S. that will culminate with a huge Mass this afternoon.

Meeting with 300 bishops, Francis said ...

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Death Toll In Hajj Stampede Rises To 769

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

The death toll in a stampede of hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia this week has risen to 769, many of whom are Iranians. Tehran has denounced the tragedy as a "crime."

"The latest statistics up to this hour reveal 769 dead. That is an increase ...

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China Pledges Billions In Development Aid

Saturday, September 26, 2015

China's President Xi Jinping has pledged billions in aid to help the world's poorest countries implement sustainable development.

"China will continue to increase investment in the least developed countries, aiming to increase its total to $12 billion by 2030," Xi said in New York during a sustainable development summit of ...

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Thai Police: Two Already In Custody Carried Out Deadly Bombing

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Police in Thailand say they are ready to prosecute two suspects in connection with the August bombing of a prominent religious shrine in central Bangkok that killed 20 people and wounded 120 others.

Authorities say that one of the two suspects is "yellow-shirt man" seen in a closed circuit ...

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Switzerland Bans Sales Of Some VW Diesels

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Switzerland has announced that it will temporarily halt the sale of Volkswagen diesel-engine vehicles after it was revealed earlier this month that the automaker cheated on emissions tests.

Thomas Rohrbach, spokesman for the Swiss federal office of roadways, is quoted by The Associated Press as saying that "the ban is ...

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Pope In Philadelphia: 'In Families, There Is Always Light'

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Updated at 9:40 p.m. ET

Pope Francis, in a speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, spoke of the need to preserve religious freedom throughout the world and warned against the use of religion "as a pretext for hatred and brutality."

"In this place which is symbolic of the American way, ...

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Volkswagen Names New CEO Amid Emissions-Testing Scandal

Friday, September 25, 2015

Embattled carmaker Volkswagen has named Matthias Mueller to take the wheel after CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down earlier this week in the wake of a growing scandal involving some 11 million diesel vehicles equipped with software that cheated emissions testing.

Mueller, the head of VW's Porsche sports-car division, ...

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Sunday's Lunar Eclipse Has Got It All

Friday, September 25, 2015

Maybe you've become inured to all the superlatives that get attached to sky-watching events. But the one on Sunday really is worth a look — it's the first total eclipse that's also a supermoon and a blood moon in more than three decades.

As Space.com explains: "Supermoons ...

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Saudi Arabia Faces Criticism Over Hajj Stampede That Killed 700

Friday, September 25, 2015

Saudi Arabia is defending itself against criticism after a stampede in Mecca killed at least 717 hajj pilgrims and injured more than 850 others — the worst such incident in a quarter century.

The BBC reports that Iran's Supreme National Security Council accused Riyadh of "incompetence" for the ...

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Pope Francis Tells U.N.: Put Humanity Before Partisan Interests

Friday, September 25, 2015

The pontiff told the United Nations General Assembly that it is critical that the international community act now to solve problems ranging from climate change to poverty and inequality of opportunity.

We have included a video of the speech above. You can view the full transcript here.

This is ...

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Bus, Duck Boat Crash In Seattle Leaves 4 Dead, Several Injured

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Updated at 10:15 p.m. ET: Four Dead Were Students

A multi-vehicle accident involving a charter bus, a Duck boat tour vehicle and two cars in central Seattle has left at least four people dead and several injured, authorities say.

Seattlepi.com reports:

"The crash occurred shortly after 11:11 ...

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Croatia, Serbia Close Border In Row Over Migrants

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Croatia has locked down its border with Serbia in an effort to stem the flow of thousands of refugees across the border.

Joanna Kakissis, reporting from the border region, says Serbia has closed its border to Croatians in retaliation. "Trucks are backed up for 8 miles on the highway to ...

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Pope Francis Bids Ciao To D.C., Bound For New York City

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Updated at 6 p.m. ET

Pope Francis departed Washington, D.C., this afternoon, bound for New York, the second to last stop on his U.S. tour. Once in New York, he will celebrate Vespers, an evening prayer, at St. Patrick's cathedral around 7 p.m.

Earlier today, the pontiff delivered a ...

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'I Am Convinced That We Can Make A Difference,' Pope Tells Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis, in an address to a joint meeting of Congress, encouraged lawmakers to work together to solve the problems of ordinary Americans and to show compassion for people across the globe who are suffering from war and hunger.

His message touched on some of the biggest political controversies of ...

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Kerry: U.S. Will Take 100,000 Refugees A Year By 2017

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry is pledging that the United States will significantly increase the number of migrants it accepts over the next two years, ratcheting up to 100,000 annually by 2017.

The move, meant to show solidarity with Europe in the face of a growing migrant crisis that ...

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Two Americans Held In Yemen Are Freed, White House Says

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Two U.S. citizens held in Yemen have been released, according to the White House. Although the names of the individuals were not immediately released by the administration, they are reportedly two businessmen from New Orleans and Michigan.

A spokesman for New Orleans-based logistics company Transoceanic Development said an employee, 45-year-old ...

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Dozens Of Migrants Feared Dead In Aegean Sea Boat Accidents

Sunday, September 20, 2015

At least 13 migrants, including children, were killed when the dinghy they were using to cross the Aegean Sea collided with a ferry off the coast of Turkey. Another 24 refugees were missing after their boat sank off the Greek island of Lesbos.

The first incident occurred near the port ...

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