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Pope's Africa trip spotlights conflict, and church's future

Pope Francis began a six-day visit to Congo and South Sudan on Tuesday, aiming to bring a message of peace to two countries riven by poverty, conflict and what Francis has called a lingering "colonialist mentality" that still considers Africa ripe for exploitation.

Awaiting Pope Francis in Kinshasa, Congo, on Jan. 31, 2023. (Moses Sawasawa / AP)

Tyre Nichols case shows officers still fail to intervene

More disciplinary action may be coming now that the harrowing video of Tyre Nichols' treatment has been released. The Memphis police department is among many U.S. law enforcement agencies with 'duty to intervene' policies. Memphis police relieved two other officers of duty Monday and say the department is still investigating what happened.

Protesters march Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn., over the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police during a traffic stop. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Azerbaijan to UN court: Armenia must stop laying land mines

Azerbaijan appealed Tuesday to the United Nations' highest court to urgently order Armenia to stop the laying of land mines and booby traps on Azerbaijani territory and disclose the location of those already planted, in the latest legal battle focused on the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Jan. 12, 2016. (Mike Corder / AP)



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