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Pope Francis has begged for forgiveness for the "irreparable damage" done to children who have been raped and molested by priests, diving into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility in Chile where he is visiting
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit....

At least some Chileans are welcoming the pope's plea for forgiveness over the priestly abuse of children
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local):...

President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the port city of Calais, where hundreds of migrants hide out while trying to make an end run to Britain
CALAIS, France (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron traveled Tuesday to the epicenter of France's migrant crisis, the northern port of Calais, to lay out a new approach to immigration: help for those who want to stay, expulsion for those using France as a transit point and sanctions for any poor behavior by security forces....

German authorities are conducting searches countrywide in connection with 10 suspected Iranian spies
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities searched premises linked to 10 suspected Iranian spies following extensive investigations by the country's domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said Tuesday....

A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was gunned down Tuesday morning, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) -- A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was gunned down Tuesday morning, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia....

Police say the death of Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious
LONDON (AP) -- The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday. A friend said the singer sounded excited and "full of life" just hours before her death....

Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii....

Across Mideast, millions of Palestinians who depend on UN relief brace for worst ahead of expected US funding cut
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months....

The new U.S. Embassy criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location has opened open to the public
LONDON (AP) -- The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time....

German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant held over the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend is now suspected of murder after investigations showed he acted with "guile."
BERLIN (AP) -- German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant held in the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend is now suspected of murder after investigations showed he acted with "guile."...

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Africa
Nigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group

Asia
Attorneys for a man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China are asking a federal judge to dismiss a main charge against him and change the venue of his upcoming trial

Europe
German prosecutors say an Afghan migrant held over the fatal stabbing of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend is now suspected of murder after investigations showed he acted with "guile."

Latin America/Caribbean
Officials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a dramatic attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a violent shootout with armed forces

Middle East
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital to protest against rising bread prices after the government's devaluation of the local currency


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