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Cardinal's prison diary explores suffering, solitary lockup

Cardinal's prison diary explores suffering, solitary lockup

ROME — Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted and then acquitted of sexual abuse in his native Australia, reflects on the nature of suffering, Pope Francis’ papacy and the humiliations of solitary confinement in his jailhouse memoir, according to an
Australian leader calls China's graphic tweet 'repugnant'

Australian leader calls China's graphic tweet 'repugnant'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia’s prime minister said Monday that a Chinese official’s tweet showing a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child’s throat was “truly repugnant” and merits an apology.

Biden breaks foot while playing with dog, to wear a boot

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, his doctor said.
Source: Pa. lawmaker gets a positive test at Trump meeting

Source: Pa. lawmaker gets a positive test at Trump meeting

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press.
Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

WILMINGTON, Del.

Explosions in 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

BAMAKO, Mali — The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according to residents and a United Nations official.
Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

BANGKOK — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok's streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with their campaign for sweeping reforms, including to the nation's monarchy.
Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.
Jill Biden, Joe's chief protector, to step up as first lady

Jill Biden, Joe's chief protector, to step up as first lady

WASHINGTON — She's fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She's moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus pandemic.
Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

MAIDGURI, Nigeria — Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen in Nigeria as they were harvesting crops in the country's northern state of Borno, officials said.