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Weeping Philippine girl challenges pope on prostitution

Glyzelle Palomar, a one-time homeless child taken in by a church charity, made her emotional plea during ceremonies at a Catholic university in Manila, ahead of a mass by the pope to millions of faithful.<p>"Many children are abandoned by their parents. Many children get involved in drugs and …

Pope Francis

Indonesia rejects foreign appeals, executes 6 drug convicts

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals by foreign leaders and executed by firing squad six people convicted of drug …

Asia

Qatari held as 'enemy combatant' in US freed

A Qatari citizen who was held in the United States since 2001 and declared an "enemy combatant" has been released and returned home.<p>Ali bin Kahlah al-Marri, who is a US resident, was arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks and initially held on charges including credit card fraud.<p>The government …

Obama to unveil tax package at State of the Union

WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to use his State of the Union speech to target tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy, while offering new tax breaks for middle-class items like child care, White House officials said Saturday.<p>In the prime-time address Tuesday, the president plans to call for …

Arrests in Greece as Europe tightens security

Police in Greece have detained four people over alleged links to a suspected terror plot in Belgium, amid heightened security across Europe.<p>Troops have been deployed to help protect key sites in Belgium for the first time in 35 years, following a series of raids on a group of suspected jihadists on …

Greece