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USGS(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) -- A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday local time.

GeoNet Science, New Zealand's official monitoring service, cautioned of aftershocks, according to Australia's ABC.

The earthquake was too small to cause a tsunami, according to GeoNet spokeswoman Caroline Little, but objects were still sensitive enough to fall from walls and shelves.

Jenny Krez, a coffee shop manager, said items broke in her shop, according to the New Zealand Herald. Shopping malls were evacuated.

This quake is just a week short of the fifth anniversary of the 6.3 magnitude quake that hit the same area and killed 185 people.

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ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by terrifying, hurricane-force winds off the coast of the Carolinas six days ago was cleared to sail by the Coast Guard Saturday.

Anthem of the Seas is setting sail on its originally scheduled cruise itinerary, traveling from New Jersey to Florida and the Bahamas.

Anthem of the Seas originally left Cape Liberty, New Jersey, last Saturday for a seven-night cruise to the Bahamas. But Sunday, when the ship encountered a storm off the coast of the Carolinas, passengers and crew members endured wind gusts topping 76 miles per hour and waves nearly 40 feet high.

The weather toppled chairs, broke ceilings and shattered glasses. Passenger Jessica Sheridan, who was on the ship with her husband and 20-month-old son, told ABC News that she was afraid for her life as the boat tipped from side to side.

The 10-month-old ship has 2,090 staterooms and can hold over 4,000 guests.

No one was seriously injured, but the rough seas prompted the captain to turn the ship around and head back to New Jersey, where it's been since Wednesday.

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Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images(HAVANA) -- Pope Francis had a very busy day in Mexico City on Saturday.

He spoke with the country’s elite, political, and church leaders and urged them to deal with the problems that plague Mexico, including corruption, drug violence, poverty, and inequality.

The pope joined the people for a mass at Mexico’s most sacred shrine, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Pope Francis told reporters on his way to Mexico from Rome that the ultimate goal for him on this trip is to pray at that shrine, which is beloved by so many around the world.

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Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- The Islamist militant group in Somalia, al-Shabab, is taking the blame for the explosion on a plane that left a hole in the side of the plane’s body earlier this month.

Al-Shabab said in an emailed statement that the attack was revenge for Western intelligence groups carrying out operations in Somalia.

According to the BBC, the explosion occurred 15 minutes into flight, so the cabin was not yet pressurized.

The BBC reports that most of the passengers were supposed to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, but that flight was cancelled because of inclement weather.

The Somali government said more than 20 people have been arrested in connection to the attack.

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neneos/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(HAVANA) -- Pope Francis met Friday with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Havana, bringing the heads of the Russian and Catholic churches together for the first time since Christianity split.

Patriarch Kirill was the first of the two leaders to arrive in Cuba.

Lengthy Lead Up to the Meeting

The meeting is about 1,000 years in the making, as the two faiths split in the 11th century.

Popular convention dates the split of the Catholic and Orthodox churches to the so-called Great Schism in 1054, when the western pope excommunicated the head of the eastern church in Constantinople -- now Istanbul -- over differences in worship practices. The split solidified into centuries of deep hostility, with the two sides differing over a number of doctrinal issues, most importantly the pope’s status as Christianity's supreme authority on earth.

Hatreds have cooled in the past century, and both sides now tend to avoid publicly calling each other heretics.

"There were both surface issues and deeper issues," Monsignor Paul McPartlan, a theology professor at Washington, D.C.'s Catholic University, told ABC News. He noted that the types of bread used for the Eucharist and the question of celibacy for priests were among the surface issues while the deeper issues related to the power structure and geographical spread of the church.

Friday's meeting will not actually be the first between an Orthodox Church leader and a pope: In 1964, Pope Paul VI met with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, formally recognized as Orthodoxy’s spiritual leader, but whose authority is contested by the Russian church.

"That really was the breakthrough for Catholic-Orthodox relations," McPartlan said.

On board the plane from the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke briefly to the group of reporters traveling with him and said this trip is one that he and his "brother" Kirill are eagerly anticipating.

Location, Location, Location

The choice of Cuba as the meeting spot also falls under the question of territory, as it is seen as somewhat neutral land because Cuba has long had ties to the Russians but it also has a large Catholic population and it hosted Pope Francis in September.

Pope Francis will be in Cuba for only about three hours before heading to Mexico.

"The meeting has a political, a humanitarian significance," said Yevgeny Nikiforov, a prominent Russian historian of the Church who helps run an Orthodox radio station. "But it has no divine significance."

Different Approaches to Religious Leadership

They are two very different figures: Pope Francis is known for being humble and regularly is driven in a Fiat, while Patriarch Kirill was once spotted wearing a $30,000 watch and is driven by chauffeur in a black Mercedes.

Under Kirill, the Russian Orthodox Church has grown close to the Kremlin, to the point where it often acts like a branch of the government. He is extremely close to Putin and often blesses or paves the way for some of Putin's most controversial moves like the anti-gay law and clandestine military action in Crimea.

How Will This Change Relations?

John Julius Norwich, a best-selling historian of the Byzantine Empire, as well as of the papacy, said he believed the meeting was likely part of a broader effort by Francis to try and strengthen a Catholic church under assault by changing lifestyles in South America and mass violence in the Middle East.

"It is a step towards reconciliation, there is no question about it,” Norwich said. "But I think it's going to be very much on the surface."

"It's angels dancing on the head of a pin," he added. "But they've been involved in it for 1,700 years. It's going to take an awful long time to get over that. I can see it maybe getting to where they are much, much nicer to each other than they have ever been, but deep, deep down still hating each other's guts."

Monsignor McPartlan was slightly more optimistic.

"I think it's a big step forward in ecumenical relations and it's a sign of hope for the world at large," he told ABC News Friday. "Not all of the issues are yet resolved, however, this meeting shows the firm desire for reconciliation and sends a powerful message to the world at large about the need for peace and reconciliation."

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Courtesy Edward St. George/Reunite Dias(LESVOS, Greece) -- He may be named for the Greek god Zeus, but Dias the cat and his team of volunteers are faced with a Herculean task: trying to reunite him with his family.

Dias arrived by boat on the shores of Lesvos, Greece, in November 2015 with his owners, who were fleeing ISIS-controlled Mosul, Iraq. When they landed, Dias broke free and ran off.

“The family told the volunteers at the time what had happened and many helped the family search for a fluffy white cat with yellow eyes for hours,” Michelle Nhin, a volunteer with the “Reunite Dias” group, told ABC News.

However, the family was soon forced to move on without their cat. Two of the volunteers, Ashley Anderson and Amy Shrodes, knew the family felt “horrible” that they had to leave.

“It's not cheap for a spot on the dinghy so the family must have loved Dias very much to take him with them," Nhin said.

When Dias showed up in a nearby village three days later, the volunteers decided to do something to help. They launched a social media campaign to share Dias’ story, put out Arabic-translated flyers and created a GoFundMe page to help with veterinary costs.

“Amid all the chaos, suffering and sadness,” the group is “hopeful in reuniting [Dias] with his family," Nhin said.

Although they have not yet located his family, they have found Dias a foster home in Berlin. The group believes they have the best chance of reuniting Dias with his owners in Germany due to the large number of refugees settling there. They plan to continue their search until January 2017, at which point Dias’ foster family will adopt him.

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Courtesy Elizabeth Hunt Burrett(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- An Australian mother had an unlikely audience while breastfeeding her infant son at the Melbourne Zoo.

An orangutan closely watched from inside one of the zoo’s exhibits as Elizabeth Hunt Burrett breastfed her now-14-week-old son, Eli.

"I was there for about 20 minutes and the orangutan watched the whole feed," Burrett told ABC News in an email.

Burrett, of Melbourne, was visiting the zoo to celebrate her older daughter's third birthday on Feb. 7, when she went off to the side to nurse Eli.

Soon enough, Burrett had garnered the orangutan’s attention, as well as other zoo-goers, who noticed how closely the orangutan was watching.

Burrett posted a photo of the moment on Facebook.

"Now everyone in Melbourne (well not everyone) has a picture of me feeding, as once one person saw what was going on, the word spread fast and they flocked to see what was happening," Burrett wrote alongside the caption. "I felt like I was on exhibit lol."

"It was the most beautiful thing," she wrote of her unlikely orangutan encounter.

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NASA(NEW YORK) -- A cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been pushed back after mold was discovered in some of the bags used for packing supplies, NASA said.

The initial launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft was scheduled for Thursday, March 10, but now has been pushed back to "no earlier than March 20," according to a NASA launch schedule. Officials are investigating the cause of the mold.

NASA spokesman Dan Huot told ABC News in an email there is "no suspected source at this time" for what caused the traces of mold in the fabric bags, which are used to pack clothes, food and other supplies for astronauts living at the International Space Station (ISS). The traces of mold were found during routine inspections and tests as officials packed the spacecraft.

Had the bags reached the International Space Station, they likely wouldn't have had an impact on astronauts.

"On board ISS, the environment is relatively dry and not easily hospitable to microbial growth," Huot said. "If necessary, the crew could also use disinfectant wipes to wipe affected surfaces."
Huot added NASA is now reviewing its launch schedule to determine if the Orbital ATK delay would push back the next resupply mission.

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made an announcement bashing all hopes for a lasting cease-fire.

In an interview with AFP news agency—his first in two months—Assad vowed to retake “the whole country” from rebel forces even if it takes a long time.

According to the BBC, Assad expressed his support of peace talks and negotiations, but that will not stop his fight against terrorism.

“We have fully believed in negotiations in political action since the beginning of the crisis,” Assad told AFP Thursday in Damascus. “However, if we negotiate, it does not mean that we stop fighting terrorism. The two tracks are inevitable in Syria: first through negotiations, and second, through fighting terrorism. And the two tracks are separate from each other.”

Tentative peace talks began to occur in Geneva in January, but they were “paused” until the end of February.

World powers have agreed to push for an end to hostilities in about a week, and the United Nations says it hopes to bring aid to poor areas in Syria within the next few days.

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NASA(NEW YORK) -- NASA released a series of whimsical posters for destinations in our solar system, giving a glimpse of what space exploration could look like sometime in the distant future.

The series of posters were released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and provide a dreamy perspective of what our solar system has to offer.

One of the posters shows a luxurious looking Venus: "See you at the Cloud 9 Observatory" the poster says. Another shows hot air balloons and advertises "the might auroras" of Jupiter. A trip to the exoplanet Kepler 16-B, which orbits two suns, is advertised as the place "where your shadow always has company."

"At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality," the team behind the posters wrote. "As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future."

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PaulGrecaud/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Greece has been given three months by the European Union (EU) to fix its border controls, reports BBC News.

The move aims to allow other Schengen zone states to control internal borders.

Other states in the EU have been critical of Greece's actions in stemming the flow of migrants. In the first two months of 2016 alone, 80,000 migrants have crossed Turkey and in 2015, almost 900,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece, says BBC News.

According to the Schengen Borders Code, countries can initiate temporary border controls for a short period of up to two years.

On Thursday, NATO said that ships would be deployed in the Aegean Sea to catch people-smugglers.

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SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Treasury announced on Thursday sanctions on three key ISIS leaders.

In a statement, officials said they placed sanctions on senior ISIS oil official Faysal al-Zahrani, foreign fighter facilitator Husayn Juaythini, and senior ISIS official Turki al-Binali.

According to the statement, the Treasury Department made these designations as a part of President Obama’s plan to dismantle ISIS and the department's own effort to attack ISIS’s finances and “disrupt its ability to profit from illicit oil sales within its territory ink Iraq and Syria.”

Thursday’s actions will result in the freezing of any property of the three individuals designated by the Treasury Department within U.S. authority.

“Treasury and our partners worldwide are aggressively targeting ISIL’s ability to earn and make use of its money, and we are making progress on many fronts,” Adam J. Szubin, acting under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said in the statement. “Today’s [Friday’s] action targets key ISIL leadership figures responsible for oil and gas production, foreign terrorist recruitment and facilitation, and other financial facilitation.”

The announcement comes before the first-ever joint session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL’s Counter ISIL Finance Group (CIFG). This is set to take place on Feb. 14 in Paris.

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josefkubes/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- At least 49 inmates are dead after a battle between opposing groups at a prison near the Mexican city of Monterrey, reports BBC News.

The riot happened on Thursday at the Topo Chico jail and 12 other people were left injured.

Officials say no inmates escaped and a fire was also started in a storage room, says the BBC.

Relatives of inmates gathered outside the prison.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  Secretary of State John Kerry has announced new steps designed to help eliminate the violence in Syria after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich, aiming for a "cessation of hostilities."

One of those steps is to expand humanitarian aid in Syria immediately. A new task force will meet Friday to ensure that progress is made in humanitarian aid and access in Syria.

 Kerry and Lavrov agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities in one week's time, although he acknowledged that the deadline was ambitious.

Kerry said he could not guarantee the outcome of the plan and that the real test is whether all parties will implement it.

The leaders also agreed that discussions in Geneva on the ending of violence in Syria should resume as soon as possible they were paused last week.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) --  The bystander who helped British police capture a suspect last week has been revealed.

The British Army said Lance Sergeant Matthew Lawson, 37, was out with his wife last Saturday when he saw police officers chasing a young man who was running toward him. The soldier tripped the suspect, enabling officers to catch and detain him.

Kingston police later posted the CCTV footage of the chase online, thanking the good Samaritan and calling him a legend. The British Army revealed his identity on Thursday.

"I'm not a hero," Lawson told ABC News. "I [was] just helping out."

Lawson, who has served in Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, is based at Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace in London.

"I pay tribute to Matthew's actions in helping the police apprehend this suspect, which underlines the standards and values the armed forces work to, as well as their readiness to help keep us safe even when off-duty," said Penny Mordaunt, minister for the armed forces, in a statement.

The 17-year-old suspect was arrested "on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs" and is free on bail. He is scheduled to appear in court in April.

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