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Catholic bishops in ‘seismic’ opening toward gays

Pope Francis attends a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Pope Francis attends a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio...
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How Frenchman’s Nobel research could aid consumers

This undated photo provided Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 by the TSE (Toulouse School of Economics) shows French economist Jean Tirole. Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market power and regulation that has helped policy-makers understand how to deal with...
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Turkey: No new deal with US on using air base

Syrian Kurd Kiymet Ergun, 56, gestures, in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, as thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria as fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group,...
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Psychologist says Pistorius is ‘broken man’

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Pistorius faces sentencing this week in a South African court after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The sentencing of the double-amputee...

Fierce fighting resumes in Syrian Kurdish town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Syrian activists say fierce fighting has resumed in a Syrian Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, where Islamic militants are carrying out a three-pronged attack from the town’s eastern side. The sound of shell explosions and...
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Palestinian PM: Donors must keep Gaza pledges

A Palestinian girl walks between the rubble of destroyed buildings in Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Delegates representing some 50 nations and 20 regional and international organizations attended a donor conference in...
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Crowd tries to charge Hong Kong democracy protest

Pro-democracy protesters gather at a main road while police officers remove some barricades used by protesters who have been occupying main roads in the Asian financial center for more than two weeks in Hong Kong Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Officers took away unmanned metal barricades...
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Donors pledge $2.7 billion for Gaza reconstruction

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, front and center, talks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, to his right, as they gather for a group photo with other Gaza Donor Conference attendees in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Kerry announced immediate U.S. assistance of...
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Car bomb in Somalia’s capital kills 11

Somali security forces and others attend the scene of a car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A car bomb exploded outside the popular Aroma cafe in Somalia’s capital killing at least 11 people and wounding a number of others, a senior...