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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis leaves his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the end of the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican. Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no detailsPope Francis vows "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse in the Catholic Church, but gives no indication he will take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester
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The Latest: Archbishop says he didn't see misconduct letterThe archbishop of Boston says he didn't see a letter sent to his office in 2015 concerning another archbishop's possibly inappropriate behavior with seminarians
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FILE - May 19, 2016 file photo of the cruise ship "Norwegian Star" outside of Aalesund, Norway. A British woman, identified as Kay from England, was rescued Sunday Aug. 19, 2018 after falling from the Norwegian Star cruise ship and spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia's coast guard said. (Halvard Alvik, NTB Scanpix via AP, File)
UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise shipThe rescuers of a British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night say it's a miracle that she's alive
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A frame grab taken by a footage of a security camera released by the Italian Finance Police Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, showing a section of the highway Morandi bridge falling down in Genoa, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Italian Finance Police via AP)
Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percentExperts determined last February that corrosion of the metal cables encased in pressed concrete had reduced by 20 percent the strength of the highway bridge that collapsed last week
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Members of the media take pictures of the damage to a security booth by a shot fired, outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Shots were fired at a security booth outside the embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt. Ties between Ankara and Washington have been strained over the case of an imprisoned American pastor, leading the U.S. to impose sanctions, and increased tariffs that sent the Turkish lira tumbling last week. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in TurkeyTwo suspects have been detained after shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, an attack that comes during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein pauses during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. The outgoing U.N. human rights chief said on Monday, Aug. 20 the Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning the world body could "collapse" if that doesn't change. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein decried the sense among some U.N. member states that the "pentarchy" of Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States "is running too much of the business." (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
UN rights chief warns UN could 'collapse' without changeThe outgoing U.N. human rights chief says the U.N. Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning that world body could "collapse" if that doesn't change
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Greece wants new talks with Britain on Parthenon SculpturesThe Greek government has launched a new bid to engage Britain in talks over the return to Athens of a celebrated group of ancient sculptures originally ornamenting the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis
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The Aug. 10, 2017 photo shows Ukrainian activist Lyudmyla Kozlovska,left, and her husband Bartosz Kramek during an anti-government protest in Warsaw, Poland. They hold white roses, a symbol of protest against the Polish ruling party and behind them a banner reads: "Freedom, Equality, Democracy." Poland has used its power as a European Union member to have Kozlovska banned from the entire Schengen passport-free zone, saying she poses a threat to security. But the Warsaw government has given few details explaining the move, and critics are accusing it of abusing its power to intimidate civil society and the country's large Ukrainian minority. (Lyudmyla Kozlovska via AP)
Poland bans Ukraine activist from Europe, raising questionsPoland has used its powers as a European Union member to ban a Ukrainian human rights activist from all 26 countries in Europe's Schengen area, saying she poses a security threat
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, left, shakes hands with his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz, after visiting the former German Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jarek Praszkiewicz)
German foreign minister honors Nazi victims at AuschwitzGerman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is making a visit to the former German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a gesture that he said is meant to "keep alive the memory of the incredible atrocities."
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Russia, Egypt pledge to strengthen military tiesRussia and Egypt have discussed ways to expand their military ties and boost anti-terrorism cooperation
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Islamic militants launch attacks in Chechnya, 5 killedOfficials in Chechnya say at least five militants have been killed and several police officers have been injured after militants launched a series of attacks in the southern Russian province
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9 teenage migrants detained over riot in Greek facilityPolice in northern Greece have detained nine teenagers in a hostel for unaccompanied minor migrants, following a riot over the facility's food and internet connection services
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The Open Arms Search and Rescue vessel arrives in Algeciras, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. A rescue boat operated by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras after other, geographically closer, European Union countries refused to let it dock amid continuing strain between governments about how to respond to the wave of migrants crossing from Africa. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
EU seeks hosts for migrants amid new Italy, Malta standoffThe EU is trying to find countries willing to take 177 people rescued at sea after Italy sought its help to deal with yet another migrant standoff with Malta
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Born out of the financial crisis, bull market nears recordThe U.S. stock market is poised this week to pass a surprising milestone, rising for the longest, unbroken stretch of time in the history of U.S. stock trading.
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A body is taken on a stretcher by mortuary service members outside a Police station, following an attack in Cornella de Llobregat near Barcelona, Spain, Monday, August 20, 2018. Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city, saying in a tweet Monday the attack occurred just before 6 a.m. in the Cornella district of the city. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attackPolice in Barcelona say they are treating a man's knife attack on officers at a police station as a terrorist incident
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