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Damascus (AFP) - Dozens of families left the besieged opposition-held east of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday through a "humanitarian corridor" to the government-held west, Syria's official SANA news agency reported.
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged his churchmen to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy on the peripheries as he celebrated a Mass Saturday in a Polish church dedicated to St. John Paul II, the Polish pontiff whose staunch defense of workers' rights in the 1970s and 80s challenged his nation's then Communist rulers.
Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath backed up centurion Kusal Mendis' superlative effort to stun top-ranked Australia by 106 runs in the rain-affected first Test in Pallekele on Saturday. Herath, 38, grabbed 5-54 to help the hosts bundle out Australia for 161 on the fifth and final day after they were set a challenging 268 in the second innings. Australian skipper Steven Smith posted a gritty half-century before Steve O'Keefe and Peter Nevill frustrated Sri Lanka with a 178-ball partnership.