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Julie Cameron, of Melbourne, holds a painting of Mary cradling a baby Jesus outside Melbourne Magistrates' Court Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Cameron is waiting for the hearing of Cardinal George Pell, who is facing multiple charges of sexual assault from years ago. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau)
Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex chargesThe most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis arrived at an Australian court on Wednesday for his first court appearance, as he vows to clear his name in a scandal that has rattled Rome.
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5-story building collapses in India, killing at least 12Officials say a five-story building has collapsed in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 12 others
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Afghan official says roadside mine kills district governorAfghan official says a roadside mine killed the governor of Shebako District in western Farah province along with his son and five bodyguards
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Thai ex-prime minister vows to fight negligence chargeFormer Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose bank accounts were frozen this week, says she will fight to prove her innocence, as a trial that could put her in prison for 10 years enters its final stages
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Heavy monsoon rains lash western India, killing 16At least 16 people have been killed this week in heavy monsoon rains that have lashed western India, including the desert state of Rajasthan, with more than 24,000 villagers evacuated to higher ground
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Sri Lanka Cabinet approves long-delayed port deal with ChinaA Cabinet minister says Sri Lanka's government has approved a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.2 billion Chinese-built port to China, after an initial framework agreement drew public criticism and protests
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Pakistani minister orders probe after reporters mistreatedPakistan's interior minister orders probe into mistreatment of TV reporters by security agents
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UPDATES SECOND SENTENCE - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question during a session of the Upper House Budget Committee in Tokyo Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Abe has faced criticisms from opposition lawmakers for allegedly making false remarks in a widening cronyism scandal in which he is suspected of using his influence to help a friend. (Yoshinobu Shimizu/Kyodo News)
Lawmakers accuse Japan's Abe of false testimony in scandalJapanese lawmakers have questioned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in parliament for a second day about a cronyism scandal, with some opposition members accusing him of testifying falsely when he denied using his influence to help a friend
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At least 7 dead, 12 missing in boat accident in IndonesiaAn official says a speedboat carrying 48 people has capsized in central Indonesia, killing seven people and leaving 12 others missing
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Two men walk by an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Asian share benchmarks were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in U.S. politics kept most indexes trading within a narrow range. (AP Photo/Sherry Zheng)
Global stocks mostly higher amid earnings reportsStock markets turn higher as investors monitor corporate earnings reports, Federal Reserve meeting
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Australia minister quits Cabinet because he might be ItalianAn Australian government minister has quit the Cabinet because his mother told him he might be Italian and therefore ineligible to be a lawmaker
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In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, two Chinese J-10 fighter jets fly in formation during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing. China on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, denied that two of its J-10 fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
China fires back at US accusations over aerial encounterChina is denying that its fighter jet pilots acted dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision
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Vietnamese activist sentenced to 9 years in prisonA Vietnamese court has sentenced an activist to nine years in prison on charges of producing videos that defamed the country's leadership, in the latest crackdown on dissent
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FILE - In this Monday, July 24, 2017, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, is watched by Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, left, and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez during his second state of the nation address at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Reporter Q&A: A look at Duterte's state of the nation speechThe Associated Press' chief Manila correspondent, Jim Gomez, who has covered regional politics for more than two decades, discusses Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's second state of the nation speech
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This Saturday, July 22, 2017 photo released by Tokyo Zoological Park Society, shows a giant panda cub at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The baby panda, born in June, got a check up on Saturday.  (Tokyo Zoological Park Society via AP)
Tokyo to begin seeking names for star giant panda cubTokyo will start collecting suggestions this week for the name of a giant panda cub born at its Ueno Zoo
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