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Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex Charges

Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was defrocked earlier this year, has been accused of paying for sex with children while he was papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

The U.S. Bombing Campaign: Is It War Or Counterterrorism?

President Obama has been reluctant to call it a war, yet the administration and the Pentagon boast of a 40-nation coalition and warn of a military operation that could last for years.

He Fixed South Africa's AIDS Policy, Now He's Out To Fight Salt

Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.

Obama At U.N.: World Risks Being Caught In 'Undertow Of Instability'

The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.

Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.

New Airstrikes Hit ISIS Near Syria-Turkey Border

The new attacks on the self-declared Islamic State insurgency came ahead of President Obama's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York about the threat from extremists.

Rural English Family Uses Doorbell To Find Lost Dog

After the border terrier was missing for days, family members took their doorbell and started ringing it down rabbit holes in nearby fields. Deep underground, Henry started barking in response.

Obama Requests All Nations Participate In Climate Treaty

Heads of state from well over 100 countries came to New York City this week to find ways to slow climate change. The summit is a dry run for a meeting next year to draft a treaty on global warming.

U.S. Airstrikes Also Targeted Al-Qaida Offshoot

One terrorist group targeted inside Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group. It was created by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to take advantage of the crisis in Syria.