Private rooms at Pope's summer residence open to public
Private rooms at the pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo will open to the public from Saturday at the request of Pope Francis, who has never holidayed there in more than three years as pontiff. Francis's decision will allow visitors access to the bedroom where more than 15 popes have slept over the centuries, furnished with a gilded bed and two bedside tables in wood and marble. "Here, the grand events of history mix with personal histories," said Osvaldo Gianoli, director of the pontifical villas.
Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon's path in southern China
BEIJING (AP) ? Typhoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people.
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At least 19 dead in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia
At least 19 people were killed when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia, Russia's Investigative Committee said Saturday. The helicopter was flying from the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk to the town of Urengoy in the Yamalo-Nenetsky region when it crashed Friday between 1400 and 1500 GMT, investigators said. The regional branch of the emergencies ministry said it had been informed that a helicopter made a hard landing some 80 kilometres (50 miles) outside Novy Urengoy on Friday but did not initially report any casualties.
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Trump gains on Clinton, poll shows 'rigged' message resonates
By Emily Stephenson and Chris Kahn NEWTOWN, Pa./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday. The polling data showed Trump's argument that the Nov. 8 election is "rigged" against him has resonated with members of his party. "Remember folks, it's a rigged system," Trump told a Pennsylvania rally on Friday.
Christie aide on trial says she told him of traffic study
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams.
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