Sainthood in the Roman Catholic church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The faithful pray to saints when especially grateful or particularly desperate. Cities around the world are christened a…

3 ex-Chad officials charged with torture

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad’s chief prosecutor says three top officials under former dictator Hissene Habre have been arrested and charged wi…

Brazil to make cuts in its 2013 budget

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s finance minister says this year’s budget will be cut to help the country achieve its primary surplus target of 2.3…

Government denies Mandela is 'vegetative'

The former president’s health is “perilous,” according to documents filed in the court case that resulted in the remains of his three deceas…