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Pope Francis silent on archbishop's call for him to resign

Dublin, Ireland (CNN)Pope Francis says he “will not say a single word” on an archbishop’s call for him to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against a prominent US cardinal in 2013. Speaking to the press Sunday on his flight back to Italy from Ireland, Pope Francis said, “I will not say a

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Highway bridge collapses in Italy, leaving about two dozen dead

Genoa, Italy (CNN)The sound of jackhammers reverberated through the night in this northern Italian city, where crews searched for survivors of a highway bridge collapse that left about two dozen people dead, officials said. Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency, said about 30 vehicles and several heavy-duty trucks were on the affected

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Portugals skies turn orange as desert air sends temperature soaring

Heatwave affecting parts of southern Europe reaches new intensity, with temperatures rising to 45C Marcelino Raimundo, 68, has seen many summers in Amareleja, the small Portuguese town that is consistently one of the hottest places in Europe. Every year we see temperatures rise above 40C, said Raimundo, his long-sleeved shirt unbuttoned, as the chirps of