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Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay lawsKenyan court to rule whether to scrap laws criminalizing same sex relations, could be important step for gays
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Activists in Poland pull down a statue of a prominent deceased priest, Father Henryk Jankowski, who allegedly abused minors sexually, in Gdansk, Poland, on Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. The activists said it was an act of protest against the Polish Catholic Church for failing in resolving the problem of clergy sex abuse. The protest comes as Pope Francis has gathered church leaders from around the world at the Vatican to grapple with the church's sex abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Bartek Sabela/Gazeta Wyborcza)
Pope offers 21 proposals to fight abuse at start of summitPope Francis has warned bishops that the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of clergy sex abuse but concrete action to respond to the scandal
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - This Jan. 16, 2019 photo shows Oran city, Argentina. Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. Francis’ home country is beginning to see an eruption of the scandal, with some cases even implicating the pontiff himself. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)
The Latest: Cardinal condemns how church handles sex abuseA Colombian cardinal has warned fellow Roman Catholic bishops at a Vatican summit they could be imprisoned for covering up crimes if they don't properly deal with clergy sex abuse cases
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Humvee stands by as a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, passes in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's deathTwo officials say they are trying to verify reports that Fabian Clain, a Frenchman who is one of Europe's most-wanted members of Islamic State group, has died in an airstrike in Syria
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 18, 2018 file photo, pigeons are fed in front of the Santiago Cathedral, in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. Francis discovered first-hand just how pervasive clerical sex abuse is — and how effectively it has been covered up by the Catholic hierarchy — when in January 2018 he branded as "calumny" accusations of cover-up against a Chilean bishop he had strongly defended.  (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, file)
A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problemPope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit calls attention to the crisis as a global problem
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
A man eats inside a coffeeshop with a glass painted with a graffiti reading in Catalan: "strike", during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Protesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday during a strike called to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Spain: Pro-separatist protesters clash with policeProtesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain have clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region during a strike called to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund Michael Calvey looks through a cage's class in the court room in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
US embassy urges Russia to allow visit to jailed US investorThe United States Embassy in Moscow has called on Russian authorities to allow its staff to visit a U.S. investment fund manager who has been jailed pending a fraud investigation
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo, firefighters and local people help douse a fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in developmentA fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that continue to plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Firefighters work to douse flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury)
Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozensA devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old district in Bangladesh's capital, killing dozens
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends an event at the EU Charlemagne building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Thunberg will also participate in a climate march through the city later in the day. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate marchSwedish teenager Greta Thunberg is leading Belgian students who are skipping classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels to draw more attention to fighting climate change
The Associated Press2 hours ago
German police detain 2 in alleged Islamic extremist plotGerman prosecutors say a German-Moroccan couple has been arrested in central Germany on charges they were planning an Islamic extremist attack
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from SyriaIraqi security official: US-backed Syrian militia fighting IS in Syria hands over more than 150 Iraqi militants to Iraq
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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