German archbishop expresses 'shame' over abuse

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By: WINK Administrator

The head of the Catholic Church in Germany expressed \"sadness, horror and shame\" Friday that children were abused by priests and church officials, and called for Good Friday to be \"a new start that we all so urgently need.\"
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Turkey returning envoy to Washington after 'genocide' row

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Turkey\'s prime minister announced Friday he will send his country\'s ambassador back to Washington next week.
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Obama, Hu discuss Iran, economy in phone call

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao discussed Iran\'s nuclear program, bilateral relations and ways to implement economic growth.
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U.S. Catholics urge Vatican reforms

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By: WINK Administrator

As the priest abuse scandal continues to roil Europe, a growing chorus of American Catholics pressed the Vatican to adopt the same reforms that the U.S. Catholic Church did in 2002, following revelations of a similar abuse scandal.
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Karzai calls Clinton after 'puppet government' remark

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By: WINK Administrator

The White House on Friday called Afghan President Hamid Karzai\'s comments this week critical of the international community \"troubling.\"
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Israel launches air strikes on Gaza

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Israeli jets launched eight air strikes early Friday on Gaza, Palestinian officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
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Why would 'RapeLay' thrive in Japan?

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CNN.com\'s story on Japan\'s hentai games (specifically, the \"RapeLay\" video game) has drawn many questions about how a culture can produce this genre of games and then quietly allow the industry to thrive.
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Leaders urge democracy as army detains PM, Cabinet members

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A top African Union official has urged the west African nation of Guinea-Bissau to refrain from actions that would undermine democracy after army officers briefly detained the prime minister.
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Sole copy of Haiti's Declaration of Independence discovered

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An American graduate student has found the only known printed copy of Haiti\'s Declaration of Independence, tucked away in Britain\'s National Archives.
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Couple: Game addiction led to baby's death

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By: WINK Administrator

The trial of a South Korean couple whose 3-month-old baby allegedly died of malnutrition while they nurtured an animated child during marathon sessions playing an online game begins Friday in Suwon, a satellite city south of Seoul.
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Iran planning arms shipment to Taliban?

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By: WINK Administrator

U.S. military intelligence suggests Iran plans to smuggle weapons into Afghanistan in the coming weeks as part of an increased effort to interfere with coalition operations, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said Friday.
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Obama to appear in NC to talk about jobs programs

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is pushing his administration's plans to create jobs, a crucial campaign issue for Democrats as they look toward November's midterm electio..
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Pope's preacher compares abuse fury to anti-Semitism

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Pope Benedict XVI\'s personal preacher on Friday compared the fury aimed at the Catholic leadership because of sexual abuse within the Church to aspects of anti-Semitism.
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India targets thousands of illegal cell phone towers

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Authorities in the Indian capital have launched a crackdown on mobile-phone antenna towers illegally placed atop hospitals, schools and homes in residential neighborhoods.
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Karzai blames election fraud on foreigners

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By: WINK Administrator

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, just days after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, castigated the international community for meddling in national elections, saying foreigners -- not his supporters -- are responsible for widespread fraud.
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Teen ID'd as subway bomber

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Russian investigators on Friday identified one of the female suicide bombers in the Moscow metro attacks that killed dozens of people as teenager Dzhennet Abdullayeva.
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China's factories hum at record pace

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Daimler fined $185M for bribery

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German carmaker Daimler AG and three of its subsidiaries pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in Washington to bribing government officials with tens of millions of dollars in Russia, China and 20 other countries, the Justice Department announced.
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Vatican official: Newspaper report on pope 'lacks fairness'

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By: WINK Administrator

A top Vatican official has harshly criticized The New York Times\' coverage of the Catholic sexual abuse crisis in a lengthy article posted on the Vatican Web site.
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South Korea mourns hero diver

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By: WINK Administrator

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak demanded a transparent investigation into the sinking of the corvette Cheonan Thursday, while the nation mourned a hero as the navy diver who died during rescue attempts on the wreck was memorialized.
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