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  • The indictment accused Paolo Gabriele of grand theft, a charge that could bring up to six years in jail, although the pope could pardon his once-trusted aide after any conviction.

    Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi meets with journalists at the Vatican, Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. A Vatican judge on Monday ordered the pope's butler and a fellow lay employee to stand trial in the scandal of pilfered documents from Pope Benedict XVI's private apartment. The indictment accused Paolo Gabriele, the butler under arrest at the Vatican since May, of grand theft.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT
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  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures as he crosses the finish line to win gold in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.

    Usain Bolt, 25, became the first man to win the 100-meter and 200-meter in two successive Olympics; he did the same thing in Beijing four years ago.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT
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  • Prosecutors have called for three-year prison sentences for the Pussy Riot band members, who have already been in custody for five months after giving an impromptu performance in Moscow's main cathedral to call for an end to Vladimir Putin's rule.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
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  • Sixteen gang members have received prison sentences ranging from 16 months to nine years for their role in Britain's riots a year ago.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
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  • Elderly women receive potatoes as a member of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn with T-shirt of his party party stands at Athens' main Syntagma Square, opposite parliament, on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

    It's all a sign that a psychological fissure between northern and southern countries in the European Union is deepening under the strain of the financial crisis.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 7:07 AM EDT
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