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A woman takes pictures of the tomb of Pope John XXIII in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Hundred thousands of pilgrims and faithful are expected to reach Rome to attend the scheduled April 27 ceremony at the Vatican in which Pope Francis will elevate in a solemn ceremony John XXIII and John Paul II to sainthood. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
John XXIII's brief papacy made big mark for churchJohn XXIII, soon to be saint, left big imprint on humanity and church in his brief papacy
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
A woman places a candle with others during candlelight vigil for the safe return of passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol in Ansan, South Korea, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Angry relatives of some of the more than 130 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visitFerry disaster thrusts Obama into consoler role during his visit to South Korea on Asia tour
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a media meeting organized by the Russian People's Front in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia’s interest in the online industry. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)
Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'Russia's Putin calls Internet a 'CIA project' as Kremlin exerts control over online activity
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
A group of journalists look at burning tires at a checkpoint following an attack by Ukrainian troops outside in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation." (AP Photo/Mika Velikovskiy)
Ukraine launches operation against insurgentsUkraine launches operation against insurgents in the east; Russia ramps up military exercises
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruinsMali's work to restore Timbuktu mausoleums from destruction by extremists, rekindles hope
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
A picture of late Pope John Paul II is displayed inside St. Sprit in Sassia church during a mass in Rome, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Hundred thousands of pilgrims and faithful are expected to reach Rome to attend the scheduled April 27 ceremony at the Vatican in which Pope Francis will elevate in a solemn ceremony John XXIII and John Paul II to sainthood. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
A look at deeds and words of John Paul IINotable deeds and words of Pope John Paul II, soon to be proclaimed a saint at the Vatican
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
People stand near candles during a candlelight vigil for the safe return of passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol in Ansan, South Korea, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Angry relatives of some of the more than 130 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officialsFamilies of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials; signs that ship was heavily overloaded
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Rights group urges UN to help free abducted girlsNigerian group calls on UN to help secure release of 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A polling official ink marks the index finger of a female voter during the sixth phase of polling of the Indian parliamentary elections in Gauhati, India, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament expected on May 16. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Rebels kill 7 after voting in Indian electionsRebels kill 7 in India, casting pall over big day of voting in national elections
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Floribeth Mora, a  Costa Rican woman whose inoperable brain aneurysm purportedly disappeared after she prayed to John Paul II, walks past a portrait of him made by Polish artist Anna Gulak as she leaves after a press conference at the Vatican, Thursday, April 24, 2014. John Paul II will be made saint together with late pope John XXIII during a solemn ceremony at the Vatican Sunday   (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saintsSainthood in a nutshell: Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saints
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, shows a copy of a singed agreement while siting next to senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad during their press conference after the announcement of an agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah, at Haniyeh's residence in Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Hamas and Fatah made a new attempt Wednesday to overcome the Palestinians' political split, saying they would seek to form an interim unity government within five weeks, followed by general elections by December at the earliest.  It was not clear how the new attempt announced Wednesday would succeed where previous ones failed, since the fundamental difficulties remain in place. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Israel halts peace talks with PalestiniansIsrael halts US-brokered peace talks in response to Palestinian reconciliation deal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, hold up his portraits as they march during a demonstration is solidarity with government forces, in the al-Inshaat neighborhood of Homs, Syria. A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the June 3 vote that will held in the midst of the country’s civil war and has already been dismissed by the West as a farce. President Bashar Assad has suggested he would seek another term in office but has not yet announced his candidacy. (AP Photo/SANA, File)
Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 27Syrian government airstrikes on market in northern town kill at least 27 people, activists say
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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