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Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Pope Francis meets Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, second from left, and his wife Priscilla Chan, at the Santa Marta residence, the guest house in Vatican City where the pope lives, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says a topic of discussion at Monday�s meeting was �how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and make a message of hope arrive, especially to those most in need.��

Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican.

Syrian family makes 10,000 war refugees to come to U.S.

Hamzeh Jouriyeh, 12, studied a map of the United States to find San Diego, where he and his family will soon call home. The five-member family is part of a yearlong program to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. They gathered in the Jordan office of the International Organization for Migration on Sunday.


Brazil judge orders release of IOC member in ticket probe

A Brazilian judge has ordered the release of a high-ranking IOC member who was arrested during the Rio de Janeiro Games in a ticket-scalping probe.


UN Diplomat: Portugal's Guterres tops 3rd poll for UN chief

A Security Council diplomat says Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the third informal poll of candidates seeking to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general, making him the clear front-runner for the job.


Venezuela accuses US, opposition of planning coup

Venezuela is accusing the United States and the country's political opposition of planning a coup for Thursday, the day that government opponents have called a march to demand a recall vote against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.


House speaker of Puerto Rico resigns post under pressure

The speaker of the Chamber of Deputies in Puerto Rico has resigned under pressure from party leaders because of his connections to a former fundraiser convicted in a political corruption case.


Senior Greek traffic policeman attacked after Athens protest

Greek police say a senior traffic police officer has been beaten up by unknown youths after the end of a protest march by anarchists and left wingers in Athens.


Romania: 6 gov't officials on embezzlement charges

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say six senior interior ministry officials have been indicted on suspicion of embezzlement and making false statements.


Aristide joins Haiti rally to urge voters to back candidate

Twice-ousted Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide has made a rare public appearance at a street rally to support the candidate of the political faction he founded decades ago.


Italian quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relents

Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town and let them watch it on screens in their emergency tent camp.


Raw: Pope meets Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Pope Francis met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican on Monday.


Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken

The skies above this small northern Iraqi town are black with smoke and ash rains down from around a half dozen oil wells that Islamic State group fighters set ablaze as Iraqi troops moved in to retake Qayara last week.


Pennsylvania firm launches Zika vaccine trial in Puerto Rico

A Pennsylvania drug company has launched a clinical trial of a Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus.


Greek clergy seek MN support for Orthodox leader

Gov. Mark Dayton met with leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church last Sunday, and it wasn't to share a slice of baklava at the Greek…


London police arrest 240 at Notting Hill Carnival

London police have made about 240 arrests at the Notting Hill Carnival as thousands of revelers turned out for one of Europe's largest street parties.


World Vision calls for fair trial for arrested Gaza employee

The international charity World Vision is calling for a "fair and transparent" trial for a Gaza employee arrested by Israel for allegedly funneling money to Hamas.


Lithuania town marks 75th anniversary of massacre of Jews

Lithuania's president has joined hundreds of people marking the 75th anniversary of the massacre of about 2,000 Jews by Nazi occupiers and their Lithuanian collaborators in the town of Moletai.


Militants kill 3 Tunisian soldiers in patrol attack

Tunisia's defense ministry says that three soldiers have been killed in an explosion after a patrol hit anti-tank mines near the Algerian border.


Hunger grips thousands of new South Sudan refugees in Uganda

South Sudanese refugees have greeted a visit by the U.N. refugee chief to their camp in Uganda with demands for better food.