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Vatican voices 'shame and sorrow' over damning sex abuse report
The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" on Thursday over revelations that Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused about 1,000 people over seven decades, vowing to hold abusers and those who protected them accountable.

Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets
China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while "likely training for strikes" against the United States and its allies, a Pentagon report released on Thursday said.

Taiwan president visits Belize looking to shore up support
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in Belize on Thursday as she seeks to shore up dwindling alliances in the face of pressure from China to stamp out the island's international recognition.

U.S. says more sanctions await if Turkey does not free pastor
The United States warned Turkey on Thursday to expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, as relations between the two countries took a further turn for the worse.

Ecuador tightens entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells
Ecuador on Thursday said that Venezuelans entering the country would need a passport from Saturday, an apparent attempt to curb a rising influx of migrants fleeing their homeland.

Trump says U.S. will not pay Turkey for release of detained American
President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States "will pay nothing" to Turkey for the release of detained American pastor Andrew Brunson, who he called "a great patriot hostage."

Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities
Four planes were forced to make emergency landings in Chile and Peru on Thursday due to bomb threats issued to the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority, it said in a statement.

Bolton to discuss arms control, Iran, Syria in talks with Russian counterpart

U.S. Secretary of State names Brian Hook special envoy for Iran

Xiamen Air passenger jet overshoots runway in Manila, no casualties

Brazil court seen keeping Lula off ballot but party could win

Italy opens probe into operator of collapsed bridge, investors dump shares

Russia says U.S. sanctions over North Korea risk undermining peace process