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U.N. Considering New Measures to Combat Peacekeeper Crimes

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 3 – The United Nations is considering new measures to crack down on sexual abuse by peacekeepers, including local prosecutions and registering personal details on blue helmets to make it easier to identify perpetrators, a U.N. official said on Wednesday. Over the past year the world body has been

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Pope Ends Africa Tour With Mosque Visit

By Joe Bavier and Philip Pullella BANGUI, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Pope Francis ventured into one of the world’s most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to beg Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of hate, vendetta and bloodshed that has killed thousands over the past three years. Under intense security, Francis passed through a no-man’s

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