23 December 2014
Pope says Vatican is 'sick' with power in Curia address
Pope Francis sharply critiques Vatican bureaucracy in a Christmas speech,
complaining that scheming and greed have infected administrators with
Pope Francis addresses the Christmas greetings in the Sala Clementina at
the Vatican Photo: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images
By Josephine McKenna, Rome
2:57PM GMT 22 Dec 2014
Pope Francis criticised the Vatican bureaucracy on Monday in a pre-
Joe Cocker dies at 70
The Associated PressDecember 22, 2014 Updated 2 hours ago 2014-12-
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FILE - In this March 23, 2002 file photo, British singer Joe Cocker
performs during the television game show "Bet It...?!" ('Wetten Dass...?!')
in Munich, southern Germany.
China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony
MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN AND STEVE HOLLAND
BEIJING AND WASHINGTON - Reuters
China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no
proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as
the United States has said.
North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against
Argentina: Court Grants Orangutan Basic Rights
An Argentine court says an orangutan that has lived 20 years at the Buenos
Aires zoo is entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
The ruling comes a month after a local animal rights group filed a habeas
corpus writ in favor of "Sandra." Lawyers who represented the ape say the
29-year-old orangutan is expected to be transferred to a sanctuary soon to
enjoy more freedom.
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012 file photo, Ling Jihua, top left, a loyal
aide and confidante to President Hu Jintao, top left, looks on as Chinese
President Hu Jintao, bottom right, signs a document after attending the
closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the
People in Beijing.