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January 22, 2018 - 7:21 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah will be sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 4:46 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. The refugees began pouring...
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January 22, 2018 - 4:28 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah will be sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 2:56 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. "The main thing is that...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 12:39 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the upcoming repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages. Eventually, more...
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CORRECTS IDENTITY OF MAN PICTURED ON RIGHT SIDE OF BANNER TO LUIS FIGARI - A protest banner that shows an image of Pope Francis, and Luis Figari, the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae founder of the Peru-based Roman Catholic lay movement, with a message that reads in Spanish: "Francisco, here we do have proof", hangs from a building seen along Francis' motorcade, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. An investigation found that Figari sodomized his recruits, forced them to fondle him and one another, liked to watch them "experience pain, discomfort and fear" and humiliated them in front of others. Figari's victims have criticized the Vatican for its years of inaction and for eventually sanctioning him with what they considered a "golden exile" — retirement in Italy at a retreat house. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 22, 2018 - 12:00 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region's politics and denounced a culture of "machismo" in which violence against women is too often tolerated. Yet his latest visit to South America is...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
January 21, 2018 - 7:18 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than 1 million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop. Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
January 21, 2018 - 4:48 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police say more than 1 million people are gathered at an airbase for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru as he concludes a restive trip to Latin America. Juan Rivera is a 31-year-old computer engineer in...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
January 21, 2018 - 4:44 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Police say more than 1 million people are gathered at an airbase for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru as he concludes a restive trip to Latin America. Juan Rivera is a 31-year-old computer engineer in...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
January 21, 2018 - 4:29 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The American cardinal who publicly rebuked Pope Francis over his remarks about Chilean sex abuse victims is concelebrating Francis' final Mass in Peru. Cardinal Sean O'Malley is the archbishop of Boston and...
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