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ECB's Lagarde Says Business Needs More Women Leaders

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Friday that there are still too few women in top jobs, and that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem.

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Hasidic Pilgrims at Ukraine Border Refuse to Return despite Israel Plea

Around 1,000  Hasidic Jews were massed on Ukraine's border Thursday, with some vowing to stay, even though Kiev refused their entry citing coronavirus restrictions and Israel urged them to return.

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Beirut in Race to Save Heritage before Rain Returns

Beirut has only "days" left to preserve damaged heritage buildings before the rain finishes off the destruction caused by the August 4 port blast, Lebanon's antiquities chief warned Tuesday.

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Pope Sports Face Mask for First Time in Public

Pope Francis was seen on Wednesday wearing a face mask for the first time since the start of the pandemic but took it off to chat to the faithful.

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Sudan Floods Threaten Ancient Archaeological Gem

Rising Nile floodwaters are threatening to swamp an ancient archaeological site in Sudan, after some of the highest ever recorded river levels, archaeologists said Monday.

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Pope Says Speaking Ill of People Worse than Covid-19

Speaking ill of other people and spreading gossip is worse than Covid-19 and Satan is the worst offender of all, Pope Francis said Sunday.

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U.S. University Professor Admits She Posed as Black Woman

A U.S. university has launched an investigation after a professor admitted she had lied for years about being black and is in fact white -- a stunning admission amid a tense national reckoning on race issues including cultural appropriation.

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Benedict XVI Becomes Oldest Pope in History

At the age of 93 and nearly five months, Benedict XVI officially became the oldest pope in history on Friday, even if the record is complicated by the fact that he stepped down in 2013 and holds the status of "pope emeritus". 

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Egypt's al-Azhar Slams Charlie Hebdo for Mohammed Cartoons Reprint

Egypt's highest Muslim authority Al-Azhar on Wednesday condemned French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's decision to reprint cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, as the trial opened over the subsequent 2015 terror attack on its Paris office.

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Turkey Condemns Charlie Hebdo's Mohammed Cartoons

Turkey on Wednesday denounced the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's decision to reprint cartoons of the prophet Mohammed and condemned French President Emmanuel Macron's "unacceptable" declaration of support.

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