Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, center, and his partner Eduard, right, surname not given, leave a restaurant after a press conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Vatican sacks gay priest after coming out

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Saturday dismissed a gay priest from his Holy See job on the eve of a major Church meeting for a highly public coming out that challenged the Roman Catholic teaching that homosexual acts are a sin.

Afghan (MSF) surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan in this October 3, 2015 MSF handout photo. The U.S. military on Saturday acknowledged it may have bombed a hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz in an air strike that killed at least nine people and wounded 37. (REUTERS/Medecins Sans Frontieres/Handout via Reuters)

U.S. investigating air strike near MSF hospital

The U.S. military said it conducted an air strike on Saturday near a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern city of Kunduz that killed 19 staff and patients, including three children, the medical aid group said.

Oregon college gunman Chris Harper-Mercer is seen in an undated photo taken from his Myspace account Oct. 2, 2015. REUTERS/via Myspace account of Chris Harper-Mercer

Harper-Mercer studied mass shooters

Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at a community college in this rural Oregon town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots. One witness said the attacker demanded to know students' religion before shooting them.

Skies begin to darken as Hurricane Joaquin passes through the region, seen from Nassau, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Hurricane Joaquin batters the Bahamas

Hurricane Joaquin ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as the Category 4 storm hurled torrents of rain across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday. Forecasters shifted its likely path farther away from the U.S. East Coast.

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis speaks during an interview on Fox News Channel's 'The Kelly File' in New York, on Sept. 23, 2015. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

'Regret' over pope meeting with Kim Davis

Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the centre of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not be seen as an endorsement of her views, the Vatican said on Friday.

Tony Turner. (YouTube screenshot)

'Harperman' scientist retiring

The Environment Canada scientist whose anti-Stephen Harper folk song Harperman got him suspended from his job is retiring rather than waiting out an investigation into his behaviour.

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