Sanctions, sex abuse and silence: A primer on the pope saga

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis is caught in pensive mood during his weekly general audience at the Vatican. Francis' papacy has been thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered-up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Two weeks after Pope Francis’ papacy was thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered-up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Francis has refused to respond, his accuser has changed his story and a host of new characters have entered the fray.

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South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

JOHANNESBURG — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and hurt one of Africa’s biggest economies.

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Pagcor head in hot water for hosting party attended by ex-BI execs

An official of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) was caught in a web of alleged corruption controversy at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for hosting a birthday party attended by two personalities tagged in the scandal.

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