Pontiff warns against walking "the evil path, as the Mafiosi do," in the heart of Italy's biggest crime syndicate
Many fear parade from militia led by Muqtada al-Sadr will only heighten sectarian tensions when security situation is spiraling out of control
Top Shiites are criticizing the country's prime minister; Sunnis in Baghdad fear for their future
The president says U.S. arms support wouldn't have thwarted the security vacuum in the Middle East
The World Cup began with a multicultural celebration but it wasn't long before the racist chants came
Pontiff condemns legalization of marijuana, other drugs as flawed, failed experiment, saying "Drug addiction is an evil"
Tensions are boiling over in Hong Kong, which came back under Chinese control in 1997, over how to choose city's next leader
Ukrainian president orders one-week cease-fire but Kremlin says peace plan lacks offer to start talks with insurgents
Syrians fleeing the devastating civil war and a fast-growing web of other world crises accounted for the spike in the displaced
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Miroslav Mitloehner drew protests after he argued in article that "it makes no sense to prolong the life of a baby born as a monster"
Doctors Without Borders official says outbreak is on its way to becoming the worst ever
Divers explore Scapa Flow, a British naval base where 74 German warships were deliberately sunk in 1919
FIFA drops Colombian linesman whose offside decisions denied Mexico two potential goals against Cameroon
As crisis deepens, nation's top Shiite cleric adds to mounting pressure on PM Nouri al-Maliki to make way for a more inclusive gov't
Exhibition of jerseys in Salvador, Brazil includes Nazi-era shirt and one from Mussolini's fascist regime
Pro-Russia forces kill 7 Ukrainian troops in east as violence escalates ahead of president's expected peace proposal
Iraq insurgents still fighting for key refinery amid reports they've also overrun a Saddam-era chemical compound, but to what end?
Many Iraqis complain of corruption, failure to rebuild economy, too close ties with Iran
Strike comes as massive fraud allegations mar election for new president