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Pope Francis boards an airplane on his way to Panama, at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. History's first Latin American pope is the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina and is expected to offer words of hope to young people gathered in Panama for World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 23, 2019 - 4:46 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest on the pope's visit to Panama (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Pope Francis has arrived in Panama where he is to offer encouragement to young people gathered for World Youth Day 2019. The pontiff's plane touched down Wednesday afternoon in the Panamanian capital. He was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Lithuanian-born director Jonas Mekas attend the Whitney Museum Gala in New York. Mekas, 96, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at his home, according to the Anthology of Film Archives. He was artistic director of the New York center for film preservation, a leading avant-garde movie theater. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96. Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee,...
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Pope Francis boards an airplane on his way to Panama, at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. History's first Latin American pope is the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina and is expected to offer words of hope to young people gathered in Panama for World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 23, 2019 - 7:06 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Panama (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Pope Francis has told reporters traveling with him to Panama aboard the papal plane that he plans to go to Japan in November. Francis had previously said he wanted to go, but this is the first confirmation...
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Pope Francis boards an airplane on his way to Panama, at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. History's first Latin American pope is the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina and is expected to offer words of hope to young people gathered in Panama for World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 23, 2019 - 7:00 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Panama (all times local): 1 p.m. Pope Francis says fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he begins a trip to central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants...
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This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for both best foreign language film and best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 7:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron's autobiographical masterpiece "Roma" and Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's 20th-century...
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In this photo taken with a long shutter, the sign of the World Economic Forum is displayed at the entrance of the at annual meeting of the forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2019 - 6:09 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Mohammed Hassan Mohamud, who has been a refugee in Kenya for two decades, gave an impassioned plea to the political and business elites gathered in the Swiss ski resort of Davos to...
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Delegates and leaders are seen at the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Lebanon used the summit Sunday to call for the start of return of Syrian refugees to safe areas in their war-torn country even before a solution is reached to end the nearly eight-year-old crisis that killed nearly half a million people. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
January 20, 2019 - 12:08 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories. President Michel Aoun told the opening session...
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Delegates and leaders are seen at the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Lebanon used the summit Sunday to call for the start of return of Syrian refugees to safe areas in their war-torn country even before a solution is reached to end the nearly eight-year-old crisis that killed nearly half a million people. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
January 20, 2019 - 8:25 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories. President Michel Aoun told the opening session...
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Delegates and leaders are seen at the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Lebanon used the summit Sunday to call for the start of return of Syrian refugees to safe areas in their war-torn country even before a solution is reached to end the nearly eight-year-old crisis that killed nearly half a million people. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
January 20, 2019 - 8:24 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories. President Michel Aoun told the opening session...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 filer, the Sea-Watch rescue ship waits off the coast of Malta. A migration official says survivors have told rescuers that up to 117 migrants might have died when a rubber dinghy capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. Flavio Di Giacomo of International Organization for Migration says three survivors were plucked to safety by an Italian navy helicopter Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 and they say 120 were aboard when the dinghy left Libya. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud, File)
January 19, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ROME (AP) — Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time, a U.N. migration official said Saturday. It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from North Africa...
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