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The Latest: Pope briefly emerges to speak with well-wishers

The Latest: Pope briefly emerges to speak with well-wishers

The Latest: Pope Francis has come out from the Vatican ambassador's residence to greet well-wishers less than an hour after arriving to the delighted screams of the faithful gathered in the street
Updated: 11 minutes ago
'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

With an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraces Patriarch Kirill in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flies on to Mexico
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Hammers and shivs used in Mexico prison riot that killed 49

Hammers and shivs used in Mexico prison riot that killed 49

Mexico's deadliest prison brawl in many years was a bloodbath in which inmates attacked each other with hammers and makeshift blades, underlining yet again the power that drug cartels wield inside many of the country's lockups
Updated: 2 hours ago
The Latest: Cruz ad puts Clinton in 'Office Space'

The Latest: Cruz ad puts Clinton in 'Office Space'

Republican candidate Ted Cruz is out with a new ad mocking Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server when she was secretary of state
Updated: 2 hours ago
US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

The United States has deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch
Updated: 2 hours ago
US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

US officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall
Updated: 3 hours ago
Egyptian doctors revolt against escalating police abuses

Egyptian doctors revolt against escalating police abuses

When a doctor at a hospital in the Egyptian capital told a police officer his cut didn't require stitches, the officer pulled out his gun, threatened staff and, with another policeman, beat up two medics, dragging them off to custody
Updated: 4 hours ago
FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general
Updated: 4 hours ago

Experts identify cases of Syria chemical attacks to probe

The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified at least five potential cases for investigation
Updated: 4 hours ago
Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

Diplomatic push for a pause in fighting in Syria faces huge hurdles as Russia makes clear it won't stop airstrikes and the government makes gains against rebels near Aleppo
Updated: 4 hours ago