Netanyahu ready for peace talks 'now'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was willing to engage in immediate and direct peace talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, without preconditions.

Pope urges pardons for abortions

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions during the upcoming Jubilee year - overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church.

Mass grave found in northern Mexico

A mass grave has been found in northern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday, as a rights group indicated it could contain 31,000 bone fragments corresponding to at least 31 bodies.

Israeli PM eats at non-kosher restaurant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced criticism on Tuesday from ultra-Orthodox politicians for having eaten in a non-kosher restaurant.