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Pope Francis prays during the opening of the second day of a Vatican's conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests, at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Pope Francis has issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy sex abuse around the world, calling for specific protocols to handle accusations against bishops and for lay experts to be involved in abuse investigations. (Giuseppe Lami/Pool Photo via AP)
Vatican summit on sex abuse focuses calls for accountabilityCardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests
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Prosecutors seek 3-year sentence in 'celebgate' hacking caseFederal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of nearly three years in prison for a former Virginia high school teacher convicted of hacking into private digital accounts of celebrities and others
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Tony Foulds, 82, waves from Endcliffe Park in Sheffield, as warplanes from Britain and the United States stage a joint flypast tribute to ten US airmen Friday Feb. 22, 2019, 75-years after Foulds witnessed the crash that killed them. Foulds was just a child playing in the park on Feb. 22, 1944, when a U.S. Air Force crew decided to crash and die rather than take the chance of hitting the playing children. For decades Foulds has tended a memorial dedicated to honouring the 10 U.S. airmen who died in the plane crash at Endcliffe Park, and today the flypast fulfils his wish for the men who saved his life. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK childrenU.S. and Royal Air Force plans have soared over Sheffield, England, to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they had tried to land
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 file photo, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces  fighters take a break as the fight against Islamic State militants continues in the village of Baghouz, Syria. U.S. and Iraqi officials say IS fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country’s fragile security. Hundreds -- likely more than 1,000 -- IS fighters have crossed the open, desert border in the past six months, defying a massive operation by U.S., Kurdish, and allied forces to stamp out the remnants of the jihadi group in eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
More civilians leave last IS-held pocket in eastern SyriaSmall trucks carrying civilians leave Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in escorted convoy
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Fans display a large Chelsea flag as Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, left, hugs Chelsea's Oliver Giroud who scored his side's first goal during the round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Chelsea and Malmo FF at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players in 2 transfer windowsFIFA has banned Chelsea from signing players until the 2020 offseason transfer window for breaching rules covering young players
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French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying chargeA French national has appeared in court in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament complex
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In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo, Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The exact timing of Mueller’s endgame is still unclear. But Attorney General William Barr, who oversees the investigation, has said he wants to release as much information as he can about the probe into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia's efforts to sway the 2016 election. But during his confirmation hearing last month, he also made clear that he will ultimately decide what the public sees — and that any report will be in his words, not Mueller's.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seatWilliam Barr is on the cusp of what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet Wednesday for their latest negotiating session to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won't needThe Irish government has published legislation designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal _ but says it hopes the law will never be needed
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In this Feb. 24, 2010, photo, inspection and quarantine workers take samples of imported coal at a port in Rizhao in eastern China's Shandong province. Australia's Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, that while there might be some delays in the processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal. (Chinatopix via AP)
China says coal handling delayed by environmental checksChina says delays in handling of Australian coal due to environmental checks
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India top court orders an end to assaults against KashmirisIndia's top court has ordered state authorities to stop threats, assaults and social boycotts of thousands of Kashmiri students and others following last week's suicide attack on military convoy
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Labour lawmaker quits party in latest jolt to UK politicsA 12th British lawmaker this week has quit one of the country's main political parties, as fallout from Brexit continues to splinter U.K. politics
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A crowd gathers at the site of a fire that raced through this neighborhood on Wednesday night in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Police on Friday were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fireBangladesh police say they are seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital that killed at least 67 people and could charge them with negligence
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