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Pope meets with clergy abuse victims as thousands protest

Others | 19 September 2010
London, England (CNN) -- Pope Benedict XVI met with five clergy abuse victims while on his official visit to the United Kingdom, the Catholic Communications Network said Saturday, the same day the pope expressed his "deep sorrow" for the scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church... More

Afghans brave Taliban to vote in parliamentary election

Others | 19 September 2010
Afghans have voted in a key parliamentary election, with turnout estimated at about 40%, although there have been a number of Taliban attacks... More

'One more test' needed on BP well to declare it sealed

Others | 19 September 2010
Crews working to seal BP's damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico have to carry out one more pressure test before declaring the well permanently sealed, officials have said... More

Tea Party favorites win GOP primaries in Delaware, New York

Others | 16 September 2010
(CNN) -- Tea Party favorites won two primary elections over more mainstream Republicans on Tuesday, demonstrating again the clout of the conservative political movement on the political right... More

European Commission blasts France's deportation of Roma

Pope Shenouda III | 16 September 2010
(CNN) -- France's deportation of more than 8,000 ethnic Roma, commonly referred to as gypsies, "is a disgrace" that could trigger legal action, a senior European Commission official said Tuesday... More

Japan moves to combat rising yen

Others | 16 September 2010
Japan's leading shares have risen by almost 3% after authorities intervened in the currency markets to weaken the value of the yen against the dollar... More

U.S. preparing massive arms deal for Saudi Arabia, defense official says

Others | 15 September 2010
Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration is preparing to notify Congress of plans to sell $60 billion of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S. defense official... More

French senate to vote on burqa ban

Others | 15 September 2010
Paris, France (CNN) -- The French senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women... More

New information emerges on post-9/11 hunt for bin Laden

Others | 15 September 2010
(CNN) -- Western intelligence agencies were able to form a detailed picture of Osama bin Laden's movements in the years after 9/11, and came closer to capturing or killing him than has so far been acknowledged, a former European intelligence official has disclosed... More

Turkish reform vote gets Western backing

Others | 14 September 2010
The US and European Union have welcomed the result of the Turkish constitutional referendum. Voters in Turkey gave strong backing to a package of changes to the country's military-era constitution... More

Suspect in Christmas Day bombing attempt due in court

Others | 14 September 2010
(CNN) -- Attorneys for a man accused of trying to blow up a plane last Christmas have met with the prosecutors to discuss a possible deal in the case, federal court documents state... More

Japan frees Chinese fishing crew

Others | 14 September 2010
Japanese authorities say they have released 14 crew members of a Chinese fishing trawler seized last week in the East China Sea... More

Turkey votes on reforms to constitution

Others | 13 September 2010
The people of Turkey are voting in a referendum on changing the constitution, which was drafted under military rule in the early 1980s... More

Iran 'to release US hiker Sarah Shourd on bail'

Others | 13 September 2010
The Iranian authorities are ready to release one of the three US hikers detained last year, state media report. Tehran chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi said Sarah Shourd, 32, would be freed when $500,000 (£325,000) bail was paid, and could leave the country... More

Afghan Taliban commander killed, NATO says

Others | 13 September 2010
(CNN) -- Afghan and coalition forces killed five insurgents in Nangarhar province overnight, including a Taliban operational commander who participated in intimidation campaigns and assassinations, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Sunday... More

US marks 9/11 anniversary amid Koran-burning row

Others | 12 September 2010
The US is marking nine years since 9/11 amid controversy over plans for an Islamic centre near Ground Zero and a threat to burn the Koran. .. More

Florida pastor calls off Quran burning

Others | 12 September 2010
(CNN) -- The pastor of a Florida church says his congregation has decided to call off the burning of the Quran that was to be held Saturday -- the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States by the al Qaeda terror network... More

Church sex abuse victims hold conference ahead of Pope trip

Others | 12 September 2010
Men and women who say they were sexually abused by Catholic priests as children have begun a conference in London, ahead of the Pope's visit to Scotland and England.They plan to offer messages to the Pope and compile them in a book for him.Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive on 16 September for a four-day visit... More

BP spreads blame over oil spill

Others | 9 September 2010
A "sequence of failures involving a number of different parties" was to blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP says... More

Iran: Woman's stoning sentence on hold

Others | 9 September 2010
Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iran has put the stoning sentence of a woman convicted of adultery and murder "on hold," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told state-run Press TV on Wednesday... More

US church defiant despite condemnation of Koran burning

Others | 9 September 2010
A small US church says it will defy international condemnation and go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary... More