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Car bomb blast kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast. The explosion hit a...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017

Pontiff does not always pick smartest cardinal – Pope to parish

ROME — Pope Francis says cardinals don’t always choose “the most intelligent” of their lot to be pontiff. A child asked Francis during a papal visit to a Rome parish on Sunday how he became pope. Francis said the man picked as pontiff “perhaps isn’t...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017

La Liga: Messi’s late penalty gives Barcelona win over Leganes

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored a 90th-minute penalty for his second goal of the night to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over lowly Leganes in the Spanish league on Sunday. Messi’s spot-kick, following a questionable penalty after Neymar tumbled in the area, saved...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017

Paris protest continues over alleged police rape of a young black man

PARIS — Paris police sprayed tear gas at bottle-throwing demonstrators on the margins of a rally Saturday meant to support a young black man who was allegedly raped with a police baton and other victims of police abuse. Two police officers were injured and 13 people were arrested...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017

5 church members die after drinking ‘anointed’ rat poison from pastor

Pastor Light Monyeki from Soshanguve, South Africa, demonstrated power of faith couple of weeks ago by causing congregants to drink Rattex rat poison. Monyeki held the plastic bottle up and then declared “life from above upon the water mixed with Rattex; and spoke nourishment...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017

Atletico’s Gameiro scores hat trick in 6 minutes, Bale scores in comeback

BARCELONA, Spain — With three goals in six minutes, Kevin Gameiro made a strong case to be Atletico Madrid’s first-choice striker after leading its 4-1 win at Sporting Gijon on Saturday. The Spanish league said only Bebeto in the 1995-96 season and David Villa in 2005-06...
Posted On 19 Feb 2017