Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday he was speaking out strongly for nations working together to solve problems and worried about the rise of nationalism.

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  • Written by By EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Pope on sex abuse: "We showed no care for the little ones"

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability, seeking to respond to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.

  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War.

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  • Written by By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press