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No lips locked! Pope & Imam’s ‘kiss for peace’ more innocent than it seems

  A picture of what, from the first glance, looks to be a kiss on the lips between Pope Francis and Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb has caused a…

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Pope Francis Delivers the First-Ever Papal Mass on the Arabian Peninsula

  (ABU DHABI) — Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with…

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Health Experts Want Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Declared an International Public Health Emergency

(DAKAR, Senegal) — An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo’s Ebola outbreak an…

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Japan’s Deputy PM Apologizes for Blaming the Country’s Low Birthrate on Women

  Japan’s deputy prime minister apologized Tuesday and retracted comments that seemingly blamed women for the country’s declining population, the Guardian reports. Speaking at a seminar in his constituency in…

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UK MP jailed for lying

  British MP Fiona Onasanya has been jailed for three months for lying to police after she was caught speeding The Peterborough MP was found guilty of perverting the course…

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Cameroon opposition leader ‘arrested’

  The main opposition party in Cameroon says its leader has been arrested as unrest continues over last year’s presidential election. The Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) party…

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Tshisekedi sworn in as DR Congo president

Félix Tshisekedi, pictured earlier this month, leads DR Congo’s largest opposition party which was founded by his late father in 1982 The new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo,…

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Missy Elliott, Cat Stevens, John Prine & More Among 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon…

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