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  • Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over sexual abuse allegations
    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:47

    Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over sexual abuse allegations

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops accused of molesting minors, as he tries to tackle the Catholic Church?s sexual abuse scandals around the world.

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  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:39

    Kensington palace announces Meghan Markle pregnant

    LONDON -- Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant and due to give birth next spring, Kensington Palace announced Monday.

  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:37

    Civil guard on duty shot dead in southern Spain

    MADRID -- A Spanish civil guard on patrol was shot dead in the early hours of Monday morning in the southern city of Granada, local authorities confirmed.

  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:36

    New Zealand R&D expenditure to increase to 2 pct of GDP: report

    WELLINGTON -- A report released on Monday showed New Zealand's total expenditure on research and development (R&D) was 1.23 percent of GDP in 2016, which is to be raised to two percent, an increase that will require sustained growth in R&D investment by both the public and private sectors.

  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:34

    21 killed, 61 injured in Myanmar's highway accidents in two weeks

    YANGON -- A total of 21 people were killed with 61 injured in connection with 22 traffic accident cases on Myanmar's Yangon-Mandalay highway as of Oct. 14, according to the highway police force Monday.

  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:31

    Labor strife in India's manufacturing hubs may undermine Modi's jobs push

    CHENNAI/NEW DELHI - Labor unrest is on the rise at two centers in India where motorcycles and components are manufactured, underlining the problems Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faces in creating new manufacturing jobs that are sustainable and pay attractive wages.

  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:27

    Italy resisting EU push to impose sanctions over cyberattacks

    BRUSSELS - Italy is resisting a European Union push to impose sanctions on states who carry out cyberattacks, a move that appears in line with Rome’s calls to de-escalate tensions with Russia but that could alienate Italy from its EU allies.

  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:24

    Saudi Arabia says will retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi case

    DUBAI/WASHINGTON- Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week’s disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more U.S. executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference.

  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:20

    North, South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid U.S. concern over easing sanctions

    SEOUL - North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links, another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible undermining of its bid to press the North to give up its nuclear program.