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FILE - In this Monday, April 8, 2002 file photo, Archbishop of Armagh Sean Brady, left, makes a point as Cardinal Desmond Connell looks on, during a press conference after the meeting of Ireland's Catholic bishops at St Patrick's College, Maynooth County Meath, Ireland. Catholic Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin archbishop was dominated by revelations of pedophilia in the priesthood, has died at the age of 90. The Dublin Archdiocese said Connell died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 in his sleep after a long illness. He oversaw the archdiocese from 1988 to 2004 and was elevated to cardinal in 2001. (AP Photo/John Cogill, file)
Cardinal at center of Ireland's clergy abuse scandals diesCardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin's Roman Catholic archbishop was dominated by revelations of pedophilia in the priesthood, has died at the age of 90
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FILE -- In this file photo taken on April 11, 2007, Egyptian cleric Osama Hassan Mustafa Nasr, known as Abu Omar, who was allegedly kidnapped by CIA agents off the streets of an Italian city and taken to Egypt where he said he was tortured, talks on his mobile as he walks at a Cairo street after attending Amnesty International press conference in Cairo, Egypt.  A Portuguese court ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa to Italy, where she is due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, her lawyer said Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2017. De Sousa was among 26 Americans convicted for kidnapping suspect Mustafa Nasr.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jailA Portuguese court has instructed police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she has to serve a prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that involved kidnapping terror suspects for interrogation
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Italy's Renzi brushes off schism, positions self for futureFormer Premier Matteo Renzi brushed off the threatened schism within the ruling Democratic Party on Tuesday as he positioned himself to retake its leadership three months after suffering a humiliating defeat at the polls
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This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. An official says a light plane has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne. (Channel 9 via AP)
4 US tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crashAn Australian pilot and four American tourists were killed when a light plane crashed into a suburban shopping mall and burst into flames Tuesday, shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne
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FILE -- In this Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura arrives to attend the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan. Chief of staff to de Mistura, Michael Contet,  said Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, that their "main guidance" for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for political transition. Contet said that de Mistura is putting the "finishing touches on arrangements" for Thursday's start of talks in Geneva between government and opposition delegations, the fourth round since early last year. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
UN says upcoming Syria talks aimed at 'political transition'A top adviser to the U.N. envoy for Syria says that their "main guidance" for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for political transition
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Body guards escort a vehicle that carries French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, as she leaves Dar al-Fatwa building the headquarters of the Sunni Mufti, after she refused to wear a head scarf to meet with of Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Le Pen refused to go into a meeting with Lebanon's Grand mufti after his aides asked her to wear a head scarf. Le Pen said she met in the past with the Grand mufti of Egypt's Al-Azhar, one of the world's top Sunni clerics, without wearing a veil. Once she was told it is different here, Le Pen walked toward her car and left. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon clericFrance's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has refused to go into a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf
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Director Ildiko Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival for “On Body and Soul,” speaks about her film at a press conference at the Toldi Cinema in Budapest on Feb 21, 2017. Enyedi said her next project will be an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. (Mohai Balazs/MTI via AP)
Hungary's Berlin film fest winner Enyedi to adapt novelThe Hungarian director whose "On Body and Soul" won the top award at the Berlin Film Festival says her next project is an adaptation of 'The Story of My Wife," a Hungarian novel from 1942
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Journalists watch a TV screen that shows the virtual memorial, during a press conference to announce a permanent memorial in Brixton to the late Ziggy Stardust singer David Bowie in London, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in LondonArtists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born
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The Latest: Far-right protests as refugee kids go to schoolGreek authorities have blocked access to a northern primary school after threatening far-right protests over a handful of refugee children attending afternoon classes there
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"The Lacemaker", a 1669-1670 oil painting on canvas by Johannes Vermeer is presented to the press during the opening of the exhibition entitled "Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting," at Louvre Museum, in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The Louvre has inaugurated a major exhibit of old master Johannes Vermeer, presenting 12 of the Flemish painter's oil canvasses including The Milkmaid. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Louvre show: Vermeer was both revolutionary and a borrowerHis luminous strokes produced masterpieces like "Girl with a Pearl Earring."
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a news conference after his meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Ukraine backs more sanctions against Russia in passport spatUkraine's president has called for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine
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Iraqi security forces advance on the southern outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. A military spokesman says Iraqi forces are consolidating their gains south of Mosul ahead of moving deeper into the city's Islamic State-held western half. The spokesman of the Joint Military Operation Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, told The Associated Press that nearly 123 square kilometers -- about 47 square miles -- have been taken south of Mosul since the new push started on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mohammed Saad)
Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight aheadIraqi troops are working to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul's international airport and a nearby military base, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may launch another wave of nighttime counterattacks
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