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The Latest: Man suing Vatican says he's fighting for truth

The Latest: Man suing Vatican says he's fighting for truthLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a California man suing the Vatican for the release of the names of all offenders within the church worldwide. (all times local):



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Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: Netanyahu

Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to continue combatting Iranian “entrenchment” in Syria and coordinating with Russia after the downing of one of Moscow’s planes. “We will continue to act to prevent the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, and continue the security coordination between the Israel Defence Forces and Russian army,” Netanyahu told reporters.



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Mormon fighting to end youth interviews ousted from faith

Mormon fighting to end youth interviews ousted from faithSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing the church's practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders that sometimes included sexual questions has been kicked out of the faith following a disciplinary hearing.



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Hungary's Orban comes out fighting after EU setback

Hungary's Orban comes out fighting after EU setbackThe European Parliament’s threat to unleash sanctions against Hungary over democracy concerns was a stunning political blow against Prime Minister Viktor Orban, but his dominance at home means defeat can still be spun as a win. A resolution passed in Strasbourg Wednesday ruled that the Hungarian government posed a “systemic threat” to the EU’s founding values of democracy and the rule of law. The vote, backed by Manuel Weber, the head of the European People’s Party — the grouping Orban’s Fidesz party also belongs to — could in theory lead to Budapest being stripped of its EU voting rights.



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Fighting child abuse must be Church's priority: Vatican panel

Fighting child abuse must be Church's priority: Vatican panelA Vatican commission on child protection set up by Pope Francis said Sunday that the fight against abuse must be the priority of the Catholic Church and emphasised the importance of listening to victims. The Church has been deeply shaken by a series of child abuse scandals across the world, and the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors was created in 2014 and renewed earlier this year to address the issue. “We make a real effort to bring the voices of the survivors to church leadership,” O’Malley told the Vatican’s news website on Sunday after the end of the commission’s ninth plenary assembly.



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84 dead in fighting in Yemen's Hodeida after talks fail

84 dead in fighting in Yemen's Hodeida after talks failClashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida since the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks, hospital sources said Sunday. The sources in Hodeida province, controlled by Huthi rebels, said 11 soldiers and 73 insurgents had been killed since the talks were abandoned on Saturday. The pro-government coalition, which includes Saudi and UAE air forces, has been pushing to close in on Hodeida, the entry point for some 70 percent of Yemen’s imports including food and aid, since June.



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Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires

Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California WildfiresA sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,



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Intense fighting as Taliban presses to take Afghan city

Intense fighting as Taliban presses to take Afghan cityTaliban insurgents attacked police headquarters and other government buildings in Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Sunday, killing dozens of soldiers and police and threatening to seize control of the city, officials and residents said. U.S. aircraft conducted at least four air strikes but details of the fighting were unclear as most of the city’s telecoms masts were destroyed in fighting over recent days. A senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said around 80 members of the security forces, as well as an unknown number of civilians had been killed.



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California wildfires: Cooler temperatures allow for progress fighting forest blaze

California wildfires: Cooler temperatures allow for progress fighting forest blazeCooler temperatures have aided firefighters as they begin to turn the tables on a large wildfire that has torn across Southern California. The Holy Fire was 41 per cent contained by Sunday afternoon after burning over 35.5 square miles of dry timber and brush at Cleveland National Forest, around 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. “The weather out here in California seems to be cooling down today and over the next couple days, and that should hopefully help firefighters get even more containment,” said Lynne Tolmachoff, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.



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The Latest: Agency reports progress in fighting twin fires

The Latest:  Agency reports progress in fighting twin firesCLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires raging in California (all times local):



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