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Francis to meet Argentina's president as decades-old accusations persist

The Vatican has sought to quell controversy over Pope Francis' conduct during Argentina's so-called Dirty War, amid accusations that he could have done more to protect two Jesuit priests who were kidnapped.

Cardinals gather one last day before conclave to elect new pope

Preparations, both spiritual and practical, neared completion at the Vatican on Monday, where Roman Catholic cardinals will gather to begin the process of selecting the next pope.

Duchess's 'slip' prompts speculation royal baby is a girl

British newspapers are abuzz with speculation that Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine is expecting a girl after a member of the public reported hearing what seemed to be a hint that a daughter is on the way.

Big crowds gather for Benedict's final papal audience

Pope Benedict XVI expressed faith and gratitude in his final public address to huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday before he steps down and retreats into seclusion.

'Blade runner' Pistorius weeps in court over murder charges

South African sports icon Oscar Pistorius wept uncontrollably Friday when a judge charged him in the killing of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

New investigation finds excess alcohol killed singer Amy Winehouse

A new investigation into the death of singer Amy Winehouse found that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning, authorities in London said Tuesday.

Mandela doing 'very well' in hospital

Nelson Mandela, the global icon and former South African leader, is doing "very, very well" and continues to be treated at a Pretoria hospital, officials said Monday.

Radio personalities apologize for prank call to duchess's hospital

The two Australian radio personalities who made the prank phone call to a British hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was admitted expressed deep remorse Monday for making the call, which led to the apparent suicide of a nurse who

McAfee's former girlfriend says the Internet pioneer is 'frightened for his life'

A dead neighbor. Headless dogs. And a millionaire on the run. All set against a backdrop of spectacular tropic beauty. It would be difficult to imagine a more intriguing story than the one unfolding in Belize right now.


USA- In the wake of Superstorm Sandy,  Life is still far from normal in nine states trying to restore basic services after the storm.