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Mexican students not among bodies found in mass graves

Authorities testing remains found in nine mass graves in southern Mexico say they are yet to find any trace of 43 students who disappeared after a confrontation with police.<p>None was among 28 bodies, some badly burned, that were unearthed a week after the 26 September attack, said the attorney …

Vatican backtracks on gay comments

Under furious assault from conservative Catholics, the Vatican backtracked Tuesday on its surprisingly positive assessment of gays and same-sex relationships.<p>In a report Monday, the Vatican had said that gays and lesbians have "gifts to offer" the Christian community and acknowledged that same-sex …

Strong explosion hits Cairo, leaving 12 injured

CAIRO (AP) — A strong blast hit a busy district in central Cairo on Tuesday night, leaving 12 injured, Egypt's official news agency reported, as a …

Colorado high school shooter kept 'diary of a madman' about bullying

The student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school last year wrote in his diary that he was “a psychopath with a superiority complex”, and he hoped that the attack would start a conversation about school bullying.<p>Karl Pierson, 18, wrote that he planned …

Mexico: Iguala mass grave bodies 'not all of missing students'

<b>Some bodies found in shallow graves near the Mexican town of Iguala are not those of students missing after clashes with police, the state governor says.</b><p>The 43 students were last seen being pushed into police vans after a protest in Guerrero state on 26 September.<p>"I can say that some of the bodies, …

Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai brings hope for Pakistan

There are so many targets in Pakistan. Government buildings and bustling bazaars. Christians, Hindus and Shiites. Decorated generals and rank-and-file soldiers. Cops, professors, journalists. Politicians and ministers. Westerners.<p>Twisted logic weaves through the violence associated with all those …

Malala Yousafzai

6.2-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Mexico

A 6.2-magnitude quake struck Tuesday northeast of San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>The earthquake was about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep.<p>Measuring the magnitude of earthquakes<p>The epicenter of the quake was off shore, between the Baja California peninsula and mainland …