Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
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Tuesday 25 December 2012
A fire in a slum provoked riots that left one person dead today after residents vented their anger at the slow response of the emergency services to the blaze.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
North Korea fired a long-range rocket today in a second launch under its new leader, defying warnings from the UN and Washington.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Manny Pacquiao has said he will fight on despite pleas from his mother and wife to retire after his brutal defeat by Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez.
Monday 10 December 2012
Rematch – and fifth fight – on the cards but hopes for Mayweather contest ended by brutal KO
Tuesday 04 December 2012
At least 43 villagers and soldiers drowned in the southern Philippines when torrents of water dumped by a powerful typhoon cascaded down a mountain, engulfing emergency shelters and an army truck. The deaths raised the toll from one of the strongest storms to hit the country this year to at least 74.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Ricky Hatton will have no fears over his punch resistance when he makes his highly-anticipated comeback in Manchester this weekend.
Saturday 17 November 2012
The Philippines is monitoring incidents of violence in southern provinces where a 12 billion peso ($290 million) fraud that promised monthly returns of as much as 100 percent may have duped at least 15,000 people, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Morrissey leads outcry over animal confined to cramped enclosure in Manila Zoo for 35 years creates international
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Muslim rebels and the Philippine government overcame decades of hostilities and took their first step toward ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies with the signing of a preliminary peace pact yesterday.
Sunday 07 October 2012
Philippine president Benigno Aquino III said his government has reached a preliminary peace agreement with the country's largest Muslim rebel group in a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency.
Monday 13 August 2012
Asian stock markets fell today after a slowdown in Japan's growth gave investors another reason to worry about the health of the global economy.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas today, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said.
Monday 30 July 2012
They do make it a show at the weightlifting, with the countdown, the moody music, the competitors appearing through a dark side door and, in the case of the immeasurably engaging Zoe Smith, the participant’s mother being interviewed at half time.
Saturday 14 July 2012
An ethical, micro-loan scheme which allows people to lend directly to potential entrepreneurs in developing countries has broken through the £1m barrier.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Four years ago, the Edinburgh International Film Festival moved away from the city's main arts celebrations and into a stand-alone June slot, with declarations made that it would be a "festival of discovery" and "the Sundance of the North". That didn't quite happen – indeed, last year, the festival seemed to come to a near-standstill, with a one-off interim event not quite delivering on promises of an all-star, all-arts jamboree, a sort of cinematic Meltdown.
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