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Francis Celebrates Mass In Havana's Revolution Square

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Updated at 11:45 p.m. ET

Thousands of Cubans packed Havana's Revolution Square to celebrate Mass with Pope Francis, history's first Latin American pope, erupting in cheers as the pontiff approached in his open-sided popemobile.

Believers and non-believers waved Cuban and Vatican flags as they thronged the square, overlooked by a ...

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Greek Leftists Defeat Conservatives In Snap Election

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Update at 12:30 a.m. ET, Sept. 21

Supporters of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party cheered and waved flags in the capital after the leftist party won a convincing victory over the conservative New Democracy party in snap elections.

With more than 99 percent of the ballots counted, Syriza ...

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Thai Activists Stage Pro-Democracy Rally In Defiance Of Junta

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pro-democracy activists in Bangkok have defied the military government's ban on protests, staging a march through the Thai capital to commemorate the ninth anniversary of a coup against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra that triggered an era of political instability and resulted in a second army takeover last year.

After ...

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Pope Arrives In Havana For Start Of Cuba Visit

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET

Pope Francis arrived in Havana to enthusiastic crowds, beginning a 10-day papal visit first to Cuba and then to the United States, where he will meet with President Obama, address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington and speak before the United Nations General ...

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China Calls On North Korea To Halt Planned Space Launch, Nuclear Test

Saturday, September 19, 2015

North Korea is getting pressure from its one and only ally, China, to tone down its latest blustery rhetoric and not to conduct a planned space launch or possible nuclear test.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, speaking at an academic forum on the future of North Korea talks, was quoted ...

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Croatia, Hungary Trade Refugees And Harsh Words

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Updated at 12:45 p.m. ET

Within a day of becoming the latest focus of Europe's migrant crisis, Croatia has attracted some 20,000 refugees, while hundreds more are starting to trickle into neighboring Slovenia as they make their way toward the northern EU states.

The influx of so many people into ...

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Suspect In Arizona Highway Shootings Says He's 'Wrong Guy'

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Updated at 2:55 p.m. ET

A suspect arrested in connection with at least four shootings on Arizona highways in recent weeks told a judge today that he is "the wrong guy."

Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., 21, was charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, carrying out a drive-by shooting ...

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Pope's Itinerary For Visits To Cuba, U.S.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Pope Francis arrives in Cuba on Saturday, where he will hold Mass and visit with President Raul Castro ahead of a five-day tour of four U.S. cities, a meeting with President Obama and a speech to a joint meeting of Congress.

National Catholic Register writes: "Visiting both Cuba and ...

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Japan's Parliament Approves Landmark Laws To Expand Military's Role

Friday, September 18, 2015

Japan's upper house of parliament has approved unprecedented measures that clear the way for the country to deploy troops abroad for the first time since World War II, a move pushed hard by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The ruling party faced three days of intense debate over the measures to ...

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Russia Sends Warplanes To Syria To Join Fight Against ISIS

Friday, September 18, 2015

NPR has learned that four Russian attack aircraft have landed in Syria as part of an effort by Moscow to support the regime of Bashar al-Assad against Islamic State militants.

Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman says the Sukhoi jets, known by the NATO designation "Flanker" have been deployed at a forward ...

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The 2015 Ig Nobels: Studies That Make You Go 'Huh?'

Friday, September 18, 2015

The data are in, the hypotheses have been tested and science has handed out prizes for finding answers to some of humanity's least-pressing questions: Welcome to the 2015 Ig Nobel Prizes, given annually at Harvard University to "honor achievements that make people LAUGH, and then THINK," according ...

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Nearly 30 Dead In Taliban Attack On Pakistan Air Base

Friday, September 18, 2015

Updated at 10:40 a.m. ET

Taliban militiamen attacked an air force base in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 29 people, including more than a dozen attending Friday prayers at a mosque inside the military compound, but there are reports that the death toll could be higher.

NPR's Philip Reeves says ...

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Virginia School Suspends Students For Confederate Flag Clothing

Thursday, September 17, 2015

More than 20 students missed a day of classes in rural Virginia after they were suspended for violating their high school's dress code that bans wearing Confederate flag emblems.

Brenda Drake, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Public Schools, says that about 24 students arrived Thursday morning at Christiansburg High ...

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'Computer Issue' Grounds American Airlines Flights

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

This tweet from American Airlines:

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American Airlines flights have been temporarily grounded across the country because of an apparent glitch in one of the carrier's computer systems.

CNBC first reported the delays.

Numerous customers tweeted complaints about delays and ...

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Bergdahl Faces Hearing To Determine If Court-Martial Is Warranted

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

Army Sgt. Robert "Bowe" Bergdahl appears Thursday before a military hearing at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to determine whether he will face a full court-martial for allegedly deserting his post in Afghanistan. The soldier was captured by Taliban militiamen and held for five years before ...

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Archbishop Of Canterbury Calls For Global Meeting Of Anglican Leaders

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a meeting of Anglican leaders early next year to discuss the future of the faith amid a growing split with its African churches over female priests and same-sex relationships.

In a letter to church leaders, Justin Welby also said that it is time ...

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Unable To Get Into Hungary, Thousands Of Migrants Try Croatia

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET

With Hungary sealing its southern border with Serbia, thousands of migrants are turning west instead, pouring into Croatia, making the Balkan nation the latest intermediate stop for a surge of humanity trying to reach the European Union.

By Thursday morning, Croatian police said more than ...

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Ringo Starr Cleaning House, Will Auction Beatles 'Stuff' For Charity

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ringo Starr seems to be on a bit of a cleaning binge.

And that can be a chore when you own an estate in London, one in Beverly Hills and another in Monaco.

Last week, the Beatles drummer announced that he was preparing to publish a new book of ...

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WATCH: Japanese Volcano Erupts

Monday, September 14, 2015

Updated at 3:35 p.m. ET

Mount Aso โ€” a volcano on Japan's southern main island of Kyushu โ€” has erupted, spewing black smoke and ash more than a mile into the air, the Japanese Meteorological Agency says.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries or damage, but ash ...

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Taliban Storm Afghan Prison, Free More Than 350 Inmates

Monday, September 14, 2015

Taliban militiamen have stormed a prison in Afghanistan, freeing more than 350 inmates, nearly half of whom have been deemed especially dangerous. Four policemen were killed in the assault in the country's eastern Ghazni province.

The BBC quotes Ghazni's deputy governor, Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, as saying that one of the ...

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