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Posted: August 11, 2014 at 3:25 a.m.

• Pope Francis expressed his thoughts about violence aimed at members of religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, calling on the world "to stop these crimes" during his traditional Sunday blessing in Vatican City.

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In this photo taken Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014, Afghan native Fahim Fazli, is seen at the base of Mount Washington, N.H. before ascending the mountain via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail. Fazli has written a book he hopes to turn into a movie about his life as an Afghan native who fled his country, became a U.S. Citizen, a Hollywood actor who played roles as a Middle eastern terrorist, and returned to Afghanistan to be a translator for U.S. Marines. The two hiked Mount Washington in hopes the Presidential Range would be a stand in for a movie for  Asia's Hindu Kush mountains. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

• Fahim Fazli's screen career was beginning to take off, with roles in blockbusters like Iron Man, when ... Read »