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10 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses

The US Command in Afghanistan has now admitted t.hat five civilians were mistakenly killed by US forces

 

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Polish president dies in air crash

Senior government members and MPs among the 96 killed in plane crash near Smolensk airport in Russia.
Obituary: Lech Kaczynski
Poland endorses new US shield
Polish president signs EU treaty
Poland left with broken promises

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Pope in new abuse cover-up claim

Allegations of a sex abuse cover-up have sparked a storm of controversy around the Vatican

  

Pope Benedict XVI is at the centre of fresh allegations that he failed to take action against a paedophile priest when he was a cardinal.

A letter from 1985, bearing the signature of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, advises caution when asked about the possible defrocking of a US priest convicted of abusing children was obtained by The Associated Press news agency.

The latest allegations came as the Vatican moved to deal with the sex abuse scandals that have dogged it in recent weeks.

On Friday, it announced that the pope was willing to meet with victims and that the church would work with police and courts “to regain trust” in the Catholic church.

In the letter made public on Friday, Ratzinger questions whether the defrocking of Reverend Stephen Kiesle, a California priest convicted in 1978 of tying up and molesting two young boys in San Francisco, was in the “the good of the universal church”.

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Roza Otunbayeva talks to Al Jazeera

 
In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Roza Otunbayeva, the self-declared leader of Kyrgyzstan’s interim government, called on the country’s president to resign.She said that life under Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who has fled the capital in the aftermath of violent anti-government protests, had been “unbearable”.Otunbayeva also told Al Jazeera that the interim government was “pretty much in control of the whole country”, but warned that there could be more violence if Bakiyev stays in office.

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