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The policemen were guarding polio vaccination workers

Militants killed seven in Iraq on deadliest day for the US in eight months

Militants killed six Americans, including a young female diplomat, and an Afghan doctor in a pair of attacks in Afghanistan yesterday in the deadliest day for the US in the war in eight months.

At least twelve people killed at Pakistan camp for displaced

At least twelve people were killed on Thursday by a car bomb at a camp in northwest Pakistan for people displaced by fighting between government forces and Islamist militants, police said.

Pope Francis: the response from Argentina's press

An hour or so after white smoke first poured from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine chapel, Jorge Mario Bergoglio emerged in white papal robes on to the balcony of St Peter's to announce his election as Pope Francis. Those who had hoped for a leader of the Catholic church who would reflect the faith's growth outside of Europe got their wish - and celebrations continued into the night across Latin America. Here's a selection of the press response from Argentina this morning:

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What makes a cult building?

Every city in the world is commissioning architects to design iconic architecture – a production line of ever flashier-looking objects of grim bread-and-circuses banality. Why does it takes a tramp-like Catalonian vegetarian, and a young Italian with Mussolini on his mind to remind us that architecture – really engrossing architecture – is worthy of cult worship.

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Creationist sect among 100-plus faith applicants for free schools

Plymouth Brethren failed in bid – but one in four contenders have religious affiliations

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A French family of seven - three adults and four children - have been kidnapped in northern Cameroon, President Francois Hollande confirmed

Terror splinter group claims Nigeria kidnap

A shadowy Islamic extremist group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven foreign building workers in northern Nigeria.

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Islamists have waged a guerilla war in the region for over a year

Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world last Monday by announcing his resignation

The perils of being pontiff – from foul play to fluke accidents

Most modern popes die from natural causes, but Mike Higgins finds this was not always the case

Nato airstrike on house kills nine Afghan civilians

A Nato airstrike has killed as many as nine Afghan civilians in an eastern province near the Pakistani border.

Nigerian radio journalists held over nine 'polio' deaths

Three radio journalists have been arrested in northern Nigeria after allegedly sparking the killings of at least nine women, who were shot while trying to administer polio vaccines.

The story of the ‘ex-gay’ blogger exposed on Grindr isn’t funny, it’s just heartbreaking

I struggled coming to terms with my own sexuality - and I certainly don't expect an apology from Matt Moore

Nigeria Islamists behead North Korean doctors

Attack that left three dead is part of radical Islamic sect’s campaign against health workers

Nine health workers shot dead in Nigeria

Gunmen on motorbikes shot dead nine health workers who were administering polio vaccinations in two separate attacks in Nigeria’s main northern city of Kano yesterday.

Amish leader Samuel Mullet at his Ohio home

Amish chief Samuel Mullet faces life in jail over beard attack

Prosecutors said the attacks constituted a hate crime

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