International News International News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:24:13 EST Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:21:27 EST 5 Fear, shame preserve silence of abuse by clerics in Pakistan It began with sweets and pocket money when he was 10 years old — special attention from the religious cleric who ran the Pakistani madrassa, or Islamic school, the boy attended. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:24:13 EST 20171215/c4e59edf-078d-4629-8f8b-e7cef5cfcfb3 By KATHY GANNON Associated Press Peru's congress launches process for president's ouster LIMA, Peru (AP) — Lawmakers in Peru launched proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:44:00 EST 20171215/6dc8a24a-77e7-45c3-9e8d-d89f8be7a886 By FRANKLIN BRICENO and JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island; 2 dead JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:03:10 EST 20171215/924b0908-0f8d-4d61-8935-c962fd8c2d9b Associated Press N. Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear ambitions. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:04:53 EST 20171215/2a56af8d-a390-40b4-b661-dde8123a24d9 By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Mattis: North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's latest missile test, which U.S. experts say indicated an increasing technological sophistication, did not demonstrate an imminent threat of nuclear attack on the United States, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:25:10 EST 20171215/5b503105-6208-4c64-a605-1da64f53d2f3 By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press