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A relative wears a pin displaying a photograph of children who he said had been sexually abused by the Catholic Church as he stands outside the venue for Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney, Australia, February 29, 2016. Australian Cardinal George Pell said on Sunday the Catholic Church had made "enormous mistakes" as he became the highest-ranking Vatican official to testify on sexual abuse of children in the Church. Pell, 74, held up a Bible as he was sworn in to answer questions by Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse in front of victims in a Rome hotel room. REUTERS/David Gray

Australia's Child Sex Abuse Commission Exposes National Tragedy Of Systemic Violence

SYDNEY ― Australia's child sex abuse Royal Commission on Friday handed over its final report to the government in a move that increases pressure on lawmakers, religious groups and civic institutions t...
Palestinians burn an Israeli and a U.S. flag during a protest against the U.S. intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Gaza City December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Leaders Around The World Incensed Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

President Donald Trump sparked an uproar among leaders across the world after he signaled that he would be recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the U.S. embassy there, upending decades...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT.

Defiant North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile

It’s Pyongyang’s first missile launch since firing over Japan in September.
COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH - NOVEMBER 02: Rohingya Muslim refugees carry their children as they walk on an earthen berm after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh near the Naf River on November 2, 2017 near Anjuman Para in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar's military that the United Nations has called 'a textbook example of ethnic cleansing'. The refugee population continues to swell further, with thousands more Rohingya Muslims making the perilous journey on foot toward the border, or paying smugglers to take them across by water in wooden boats. Hundreds are known to have died trying to escape, and survivors arrive with horrifying accounts of villages burned, women raped, and scores killed in the 'clearance operations' by Myanmar's army and Buddhist mobs that were sparked by militant attacks on security posts in Rakhine state on August 25, 2017. What the Rohingya refugees flee to is a different kind of suffering in sprawling makeshift camps rife with fears of malnutrition, cholera, and other diseases. Aid organizations are struggling to keep pace with the scale of need and the staggering number of them - an estimated 60 percent - who are children arriving alone. Bangladesh, whose acceptance of the refugees has been praised by humanitarian officials for saving lives, has urged the creation of an internationally-recognized 'safe zone' where refugees can return, though Rohingya Muslims have long been persecuted in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. World leaders are still debating how to confront the country and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who championed democracy, but now appears unable or unwilling to stop the army's brutal crackdown. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Apartheid In Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims Trapped In 'Open-Air Prison'

Myanmar's brutal and internationally-condemned purge of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said in a scathing report released on Tuesday. Security forces in th...