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The archbishop of El Salvador's capital apologized Sunday for pedophilia cases involving a bishop and a priest and pledged to clean house.The two clergymen will also face church justice, he said.

Frontline Ukraine port votes in delayed local poll

Voters in the east Ukrainian government-held port of Mariupol on Sunday cast their ballots in a delayed local elections after an earlier poll was scrapped in the strategic frontline city.

Hamburg residents vote against 2024 Games bid

Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympics fell at the first hurdle on Sunday when residents voted 'No' in a crunch referendum as the German public again torpedoed plans to host a Games.

Human chains, Hollywood heavyweights in global climate rallies

Celebrities and activists dressed as polar bears joined hundreds of thousands of people in colourful rallies across the globe Sunday to demand action on climate change, telling world leaders on the eve of a crunch UN summit that there is "no planet B.

Serbian PM takes lie detector test over tabloid claims

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday passed a lie detector test that he took voluntarily over local tabloid allegations of involvement in a blackmailing affair.

'Green Thumbs Up' - The world marches for climate change

In over 2,000 marches and protests in 150 countries around the world this weekend, hundreds of thousands of people joined in demanding that world leaders take urgent action on climate change.

Turkey and EU strike 3bn euro migrant aid deal

Turkey and the European Union agreed at a summit on Sunday on a "historic" three-billion-euro ($3.2 billion) aid deal to stem the flow of Syrian refugees and other migrants to Europe.

Polish Muslims rally against racism and terrorism

Hundreds of people protested in the Polish city of Poznan on Sunday against terrorism and racism, in one of the first such demonstrations called by Muslim leaders in the overwhelmingly Catholic country.

Burglar killed after getting stuck in a chimney

A suspected burglar, a little too big in size for his cunning plan, has been killed after getting stuck in a chimney after an unsuspecting family lit a fire in the hearth.

Paris police detain 208 after climate change demo

French police detained 208 people and kept a total of 174 in custody, after activists clashed with police in Paris on Sunday ahead of key climate talks, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Introducing bacon scented underwear

Bacon scented underwear is a real thing. Both men and women can buy the unique line of underwear. The company behind the undies is J&D's Foods, the makers of Bacon Salt.

France's Hollande slams 'scandalous' Paris climate protest clashes

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday condemned the "scandalous" behaviour of far-left activists who clashed with riot police in an area dedicated for memorials to the Paris attacks ahead of key UN climate talks.

Assad says enemies boosting his opponents

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said his enemies have increased support for rebels fighting his regime as loyalists backed by Russia and Iran push an offensive to regain lost territory.

'Lay down your arms', pope says in divided Central Africa

Pope Francis on Sunday urged the warring factions in Central African Republic to lay down their weapons as he brought a message of peace to a country ravaged by sectarian violence.

Obama heads to Paris with hope for climate change deal

US President Barack Obama left Washington for Paris Sunday to take part in a United Nations climate summit aimed at reaching a deal to curb global warming.

Man attacking spider mistaken for domestic violence incident

Police expected to find a man threatening to kill someone. Instead they witnessed a man's relentless pursuit of a spider.

Macedonia finishes fence at Greek border

Macedonia on Sunday finished building a fence on its frontier with Greece becoming the latest country in Europe to build a border barrier aimed at checking the flow of migrants.Some three-kilometre (1.

Colorado shooter a loner, 'weird': U.S. reports

People who knew the suspected gunman in the Colorado Springs shooting described him as a loner who was "weird" but had given few signs of violent behavior, US media reported Sunday.

Mass brawls erupt in crowded migrant shelters in Germany

Clashes broke out Sunday between hundreds of asylum seekers at a shelter in Berlin, in the second mass brawl to erupt over the weekend in Germany's crowded migrant accommodations.

Riot police clash with protesters at Paris climate demo

Paris riot police fired teargas Sunday in clashes with far-left activists in Paris during a climate change demonstration ahead of key UN talks after several thousand protesters had formed a human chain in the city.

Central African Republic leader asks pope's 'forgiveness' for sectarian violence

Central African Republic's interim president Catherine Samba-Panza on Sunday asked for "forgiveness" from Pope Francis for two years of "evil" sectarian violence she dubbed "a descent into hell".

Massive rallies for the climate, but violence in Paris

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied around the world Sunday on the eve of a Paris summit aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, but violent clashes in the French capital soured the show of people power.

IS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate': monitor

The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its "caliphate" in June last year, a monitor said Sunday.

Thousands mourn at funeral of Kurdish lawyer in Turkey

Tens of thousands of people on Sunday mourned the killing of a prominent Kurdish human rights lawyer in Turkey's troubled southeast that has raised new tensions with its biggest ethnic minority.

Adele's '25' album sales smashes record

Pop singer Adele's latest album, "25," has sold a record-smashing 3.38 million copies in its first week on the US market, Nielsen Music reported.

More hope for Paris climate deal after Commonwealth accord

The Commonwealth climate change agreement has made a deal at the upcoming Paris COP21 talks more likely, the 53-country organisation said Sunday, though one country expressed reservations over parts of the accord.

Op-Ed: Amazon explorer — We must rewild ourselves to save species Special

Human activity has sparked a mass extinction of species that may rival, and even surpass the death of the dinosaurs. With that in mind, a mother-and-son team is set to pedal across the Southern Atlantic on a customized boat powered only by foot pedals.

PKK leader urges U.S., EU to broker peace with Turkey: Report

A Kurdish rebel leader said Sunday that Turkey has slipped into a civil war with the Kurds, as he urged the European Union and the United States to step up as peace brokers to end the conflict.

Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: Minister

A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday.

At least 18 civilians killed in Syria air strikes: Monitor

At least 18 civilians were killed and 40 wounded in "probably Russian" air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a monitoring group said.

Fresh Jerusalem stabbings as Israel considers next moves

A stabbing at an entrance to Jerusalem's Old City and another near a bus stop Sunday left two people wounded and an attacker killed, while Israel closed a third Palestinian radio station it accused of inciting violence.

Turkey to hand over body of dead Russian pilot to Moscow

The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday.

ICC staves off Africa-led rebellion, sets sights on new HQ

The International Criminal Court staved off a veiled African-led threat to quit the world's only permanent war crimes court, but experts say that has come at the expense of justice for the victims of mass atrocities.

Jerusalem policeman wounded, attacker killed: Police

A knife attack seriously wounded an Israeli border policeman on Sunday before fellow officers killed the assailant, police said.

Belgian scheme tries to nip radicalisation in the bud

In the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek, politician Sarah Turine is on the frontline of her own war to stop the sons of Belgian families going off to Syria to join Islamic State fighters.

Climate change and conflict, a perfect storm

Violence has cast a long shadow over a climate summit opening in Paris on Monday, two weeks after 130 people were killed in a coordinated jihadist onslaught on the French capital.

Climate talks: Do you know your AOSIS from your ALBA?

After years of intense haggling, the best hope for protecting Earth's climate is contained in a non-paper littered with no-text options on everything from CBDR to mitigation. Say what?

Pope brings message of peace to divided Central African Republic

Pope Francis brought a message of peace to divided Central African Republic on Sunday, visiting people displaced by months of bloody sectarian violence and calling for unity.

3 activists barred as Saudi women launch first vote bid

Hundreds of Saudi women began campaigning for public office Sunday, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom's slow reform process, even as three activists were disqualified.

Jack Ma's South China Morning Post takeover a double-edged sword

Chinese Internet tycoon Jack Ma's mooted buyout of Hong Kong's struggling South China Morning Post could see the paper prosper from his Midas touch, analysts say, but also further erode its independence and with it the city's press freedoms.

Turkey, EU meet on refugee crisis

European Union leaders were set to sign a deal with Turkey's prime minister at a summit on Sunday giving Ankara cash and a boost for its membership bid in exchange for its cooperation with the migrant crisis.