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Vatican grilled by U.N. over sexual abuse

A senior Vatican official acknowledged Thursday there is "no excuse" for child sex abuse, as he and others were grilled by a U.N. committee about the Catholic Church's handling of pedophile priests.

Argentina's president goes off the grid

It's been almost a month since Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's last public appearance. As speculation surges about her heath, critics question who's running the South American country.

Inside Syria's abandoned homes

Amid the rubble, you see a child's toy, clothing, furniture, family photographs. Homes that once sheltered families now ripped open, their insides spilling out like intestines.

Australia extreme heat continues

Much of Australia continues to bake as temperatures reach 108 Fahrenheit. Seven Network's Amelia Mulcahy reports.

Wounded Syrians pour into Turkey

Wounded Syrians streamed across the Turkish border seeking first aid Wednesday after a car bombing in a border town that's become a battleground in the fight between Syrian rebel factions.

413,000 displaced in South Sudan: U.N.

A month of conflict has displaced about 413,000 people in South Sudan, the United Nations said Wednesday, after a major surge in those fleeing violence in the past week.

Reagan replacing Washington in Japan

Ronald Reagan will replace George Washington in Japan -- or specifically the naval namesakes of the 40th and first presidents.

New limbs for Syria war victims

Syrian war victims take their first steps on the road to recovery at a prosthetic limb clinic in Turkey.

Mosque attack blamed on settlers

Israeli Jewish settlers set the entrance of a West Bank mosque on fire and spray-painted the mosque walls with hate messages against Palestinians and Muslims early Wednesday, Palestinian officials said.