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Pope to visit Sarajevo to boost 'brotherhood and peace'
Pope Francis says he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in hopes of boosting efforts toward brotherhood in the country that was ravaged by war two decades ago.
Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels
Ukraine says 13 of its servicemen have been killed and 20 wounded in the fighting with Russia-backed separatist forces over the past 24 hours.
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
Appalled and saddened by news Sunday of journalist Kenji Goto's beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions, but vowed not to give in to terrorism.
Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader
Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where he has lived in exile.
Family of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands word
Worried relatives of a Jordanian fighter pilot have asked their government be more open about negotiations for his release, after a second Islamic State group hostage was shown beheaded in a video purportedly from the militants.
Greek finance chief holds Paris talks amid tensions
Greece's finance minister is holding talks in Paris amid high tensions with international creditors, as his country's new leftist leadership seeks to renegotiate huge debts.
Japan 'indignant' over purported video of hostage beheading
The Japanese government spokesman expressed "extreme indignation" Sunday over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.
Germany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cut
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is underlining the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridden country's rescue loans though stressing that Berlin's aim remains to keep Greece in the eurozone.
Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram
An African Union official says African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.
Cumberbatch, Fry, others urge UK to pardon gay men
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law.
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