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In Ireland Pope begs forgiveness for 'betrayal' of Church abuse

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 07:03
Pope Francis on Sunday asked for forgiveness for the "scandal and betrayal" felt by victims of sexual exploitation by Catholic clergy as he continued his tour of Ireland where years of abuse scandals have shattered the Church's former dominance.
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Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 06:58
The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group's hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday.
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UK to start work on satellite system to rival EU's Galileo: Sunday Telegraph

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 06:23
Britain is to start work on its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Union's Galileo project because the UK's access to sensitive security information could be restricted after Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
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Zimbabwe's president takes oath amid U.S censure over vote

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 05:51
Emmerson Mnangagwa took the oath as Zimbabwe's president in front of a stadium crowd on Sunday after a divisive election, as U.S. observers of that vote questioned the country's democratic credentials.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt's Sinai attack

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 05:40
Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint in northern Sinai, the group's Amaq news agency reported, saying 15 soldiers were killed or wounded in what it described as an infiltration operation.
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Former top Vatican official calls on Pope to resign amid abuse crisis

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 05:16
A former top Vatican official accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal for five years before accepting his resignation last month and he called on the pontiff to resign.
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Japanese PM Abe seen headed for extended term despite flat ratings

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 05:06
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Sunday his candidacy for a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership election that he is expected to win despite flat ratings and low expectations for his economic policies.
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Australian foreign minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 04:34
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigned from new Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Cabinet on Sunday, two days after a bruising leadership battle that toppled former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and led to a major ministerial shake-up.
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Pompeo decries 'abhorrent ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar on anniversary

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 04:29
The United States will continue to hold accountable those responsible for what he described as the "abhorrent ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday.
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Flowers, tributes offered for McCain at Vietnam War crash site

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 03:43
On the shores of a still and peaceful lake on the edge of downtown Hanoi, the inscription on a faded monument stands as a reminder of a violent event 51 years ago.
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Iranian defense minister arrives in Syria for talks: Tasnim

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 03:16
Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami arrived in Syria on Sunday for meetings with senior defense and military officials as part of a two-day visit according to the Tasnim news agency.
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Iran defense minister Amir Hatami arrives in Syria: Tasnim

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 02:16
Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami traveled to Syria on Sunday for meetings with "senior defense and military officials" according to the Tasnim news agency.
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America is waging 'psychological war' against Iran: foreign minister

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 02:14
America is waging a psychological war against Iran and its business partners, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, according to the Tasnim news agency.
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Afghan President Ghani rejects resignations of top security officials

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 02:07
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani rejected on Sunday resignations tendered a day earlier by three senior security officials, the government said.
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China's Didi suspends Hitch ride-sharing service after female passenger killed

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 01:27
China's largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing is suspending its Hitch services nationwide, the company said in a statement on Sunday, a day after police said a ride-sharing passenger in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver.
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Strong earthquake hits northwest Iran, killing two and wounding 241: Tasnim

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 01:20
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near the Iranian city of Kermanshah, killing two and wounding 241, the Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.
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Afghanistan president rejects resignation of three top security officials

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 00:50
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani rejected on Sunday resignations tendered a day earlier by three senior security officials, the government said.
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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns from Cabinet

Reuters World News - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 00:41
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday she has resigned from new Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Cabinet, two days after a bruising leadership battle that toppled former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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China's Didi suspends Hitch service nationwide after female passenger killed

Reuters World News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 23:49
China's largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing is suspending its Hitch services nationwide, the company said in a statement on Sunday, a day after police said a ride-sharing passenger in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver.
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Timeline: Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar

Reuters World News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 22:11
Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained in Myanmar since Dec. 12, 2017. At the time of their arrests, they had been working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state.
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