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A German tourist went to the Vatican, hoping for a glimpse of Pope Francis. The tourist had no luck. Later, the same tourist was walking through Rome and spotted Francis inside an optician's shop.
Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that ISIS had destroyed three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra, built between the years 44 and 103 CE.
A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing. Nearly 90 pounds was shaved away. The sheep's body weight reportedly dropped by half.
Idris Elba's name has been floated as a possible successor to Daniel Craig. Anthony Horowitz, who writes the current Bond books, apologized for saying Elba is "too street" to play the suave spy.
Renee Montagne talks to Andrew McCabe of the FBI about the case of the 17-year-old Virginia student, who was sentenced to 11 years in a federal prison for aiding the Islmaic Sate, also known as ISIS.