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Ex-Pope Benedict admits he was at meeting about abusive priest

The admission comes days after a report into sexual abuse in Germany faulted Benedict for his lack of action against four abusive priests when he was archbishop of Munich.
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Image: FILES-VATICAN-GERMANY-RELIGION-POPE-CHURCH-ABUSE-CATHOLICS
24m ago

Stowaway survives 11-hour flight in wheel section of cargo plane

“This is definitely very unusual that someone was able to survive the cold at such a height," a spokesperson for the Dutch military police said.
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
53m ago

Several wounded, gunman dead, in shooting at German lecture hall

Police had earlier asked people on Twitter to avoid the Neuenheimer Feld area of Heidelberg, where the city’s university campus is located.
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2h ago

WikiLeaks’ Assange can take extradition appeal to U.K.’s top court

In December, the High Court in London overturned a lower court’s ruling that Assange should not be extradited due to mental health concerns.
Image: Julian Assange Appears At Westminster Magistrates Court
Image: Julian Assange Appears At Westminster Magistrates Court
2h ago

Australian man admits to abducting 4-year-old girl from family tent

Police found the 4-year-old alone in a house on the country’s west coast 18 days after she went missing last October in a case that captivated the public.
Image: Cleo Smith
Image: Cleo Smith

Fmr. U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: U.S. should prepare for Putin to ‘make a bad decision’

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Vice President of Russia-Europe at the United States Institute of Peace, William Taylor, joins News NOW to discuss whether diplomacy can prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine and how the U.S. should be handling the tense situation. 
Fmr. U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: U.S. should prepare for Putin to ‘make a bad decision’
Fmr. U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: U.S. should prepare for Putin to ‘make a bad decision’
4h ago

Burkina Faso’s president held by mutinous soldiers

The mutiny came a day after the latest in a series of protests calling for President Kabore's resignation amid anger over his government’s handling of an Islamic insurgency.
Image: Bullet holes are seen in a car that belong to presidency  following heavy gunfire near the president Roch Kabore residence  in Ouagadougou
Image: Bullet holes are seen in a car that belong to presidency  following heavy gunfire near the president Roch Kabore residence  in Ouagadougou
10h ago

Taiwan reports new large-scale incursion by Chinese warplanes

The 39 planes warned away from the island’s air defense zone were the most on a single day since October.
Taiwan Military Drill For Preparedness Enhancement Amid Chinese Threats
Taiwan Military Drill For Preparedness Enhancement Amid Chinese Threats
11h ago

Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95

Nhat Hanh distilled Buddhist teachings on compassion and suffering into easily grasped guidance over a lifetime dedicated to working for peace.
Image: Thich Nhat Hanh
Image: Thich Nhat Hanh

Tonga volcano eruption blamed for huge oil spill in Peru

Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez said the United Nations will provide a team of experts to help Peru deal with the oil spill.
Image: Workers clean up an oil spill in Ventanilla
Image: Workers clean up an oil spill in Ventanilla