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Italy priest sanctioned for blaming children for pedophilia

The Catholic Church in northern Italy's Trento region has sanctioned a priest who said pedophilia in the church was caused by children seeking the affection of priests.

Upcoming elections most important in Myanmar history: Suu Kyi

Myanmarese pro-democracy icon and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has dubbed the coming elections in her country as "the most important elections in the history of independent Myanmar" that would decide the future of her country.

Donlad Trump is a 'master brander': Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton feels Donald Trump's success "may have a short shelf life."

Russia should not interfere in US efforts to destroy ISIS: White House

 Amid Russia's escalating military activities in Syria, the White House has warned it not to interfere in the US-led international efforts to destroy the Islamic State in the strife-torn region.

China cracks whip on traffic offenders in 60,000 cases

 China's traffic authorities have punished offenders in more than 60,000 cases of illegally occupying emergency lanes on highways during the current week-long holiday.

Israel lifts restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Asqa
Israel lifts restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Asqa

Israel lifted restrictions on worship at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound today in an apparent bid, swiftly welcomed by Washington, to ease tensions after three weeks of violence.

'Intense' new Russian strikes in Syria: Monitor
'Intense' new Russian strikes in Syria: Monitor

Planes "believed to be Russian" hit at least four locations in central Hama province.

German tourist killed by box jellyfish in Thailand

The German Consulate in Phuket confirmed that one of its citizens was killed due to a fatal jellyfish sting.

Four arrested in Australia over terror shooting

Four people were arrested in Australia today over the terror-linked murder of a police employee after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney.

Nearly 700 killed by Dengue in Brazil: Health Officials

 Health officials in Brazil said Tuesday a record 693 people have died so far this year after contracting dengue fever, the deadly mosquito-borne disease running rampant across Central and South America.

Islamic State theatens 'the man who killed Osama bin Laden'
Islamic State theatens 'the man who killed Osama bin Laden'

A supporter of Islamic State terrorists has issued a threat against Fox News contributor Rob O'Neill, the former US Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden, and also posted

Death toll from China Typhoon rises to 19: Report

The death toll from a typhoon that struck China on the weekend has risen to 19, with four people missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported today.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns Russia after airspace incursion
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns Russia after airspace incursion

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow against taking "undesirable steps" on Tuesday following accusations Russia deliberately violated Turkish air space in its bombing campaign in Syria.

Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to Islamic State
Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to Islamic State

In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

Convicted murderer is executed in Texas

The state of Texas has executed a death row inmate convicted of fatally shooting a man in 1998, after robbing his victim of eight dollars.

Alapan Bandyopadhyay appointed interim Bengal poll panel chief

West Bengal transport secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has been named interim state election commissioner after S R Upadhyay put in his papers allegedly succumbing under pressure from political parties following allegations of rampant violence and irregularities in the local body polls.

Russia seeks broader cooperation with US-led coalition in Syria

Russian military is willing to expand cooperation with the US-led coalition in Syria, Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Tuesday.

Guatemala mudslide toll climbs to 171 dead: Official

Emergency workers unearthed 10 more bodies from a landslide outside the Guatemalan capital, bringing the number of confirmed dead to 171, officials have said.

Bombing Afghan hospital was a 'mistake': US military
Bombing Afghan hospital was a 'mistake': US military

  The US description of the attack keeps changing - from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting to pass responsibility to the Afghanistan government.

Emirati rights activist wins 'Nobel prize for human rights'

An Emirati human rights activist barred from leaving his home country was named the 2015 winner of an award often dubbed the Nobel prize for human rights.

Reporters in L America face worse censorship, violence: IAPA

Conditions for reporters are more challenging than ever in Latin America, where they face increasing government repression and spiraling violence, the region's leading journalism advocacy group has said.

Burkina general, ex-Compaore minister charged over failed coup

The general behind Burkina Faso's failed coup was charged, together with a former top aide to ousted president Blaise Compaore, with "murder" and "attacking state security", judicial sources have said.

We do not want escalation with Israel: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday that he does not want any military or security escalation with Israel, demanding the latter to stop escalation of violence.

588 died in terror attacks this year, Pakistan Senate told

At least 588 Pakistanis lost their lives in terror-related related incidents between January to August this year, the country's Interior Ministry informed the Senate.

'Pakistan lost 140 personnel in UN peace missions'

The Pakistani army has lost a total of 140 personnel working on various peace keeping missions of the United Nations (UN) across the world, officials said on Tuesday.

US 'deeply regrets' Afghan hospital deaths: Pentagon chief

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter today said the Pentagon "deeply regrets" the deaths of 22 people who died in a US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.

Obama 'confident' in TPP Pacific trade deal

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was confident he could make a case for the ambitious TPP Pacific free-trade deal as he began pressing for its ratification by Congress.

Death toll from floods in southeast US climbs to 16

The death toll from record floods that swamped swaths of the southeastern United States has climbed to 16, officials said today, as the focus shifted to damage assessment and securing dams.

Freed Jazeera journalist Fahmy leaves Egypt for Canada

Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist with Al-Jazeera television freed from an Egyptian jail last month after a presidential pardon for broadcasting "false" news, announced today he was flying home.

NATO says Russia deliberately violating Turkey air space

NATO's secretary general today accused Russia of deliberately violating Turkish air space in its bombing campaign in Syria, as Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow against continuing such "undesirable" behaviour.