• Pope calls bishops to 'child protection' meeting in February
Pope calls bishops to 'child protection' meeting in February

Pope Francis is set to meet at the Vatican with top church officials from the USA on Thursday about sexual abuse and cover-up accusations. The heads of the national Catholic bishops' conferences will meet with Francis from February 21-24, a Vatican spokeswoman said .

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  • Pope Francis Calls Unprecedented Meeting of Top Officials Over Sex Abuse Scandal
Pope Francis Calls Unprecedented Meeting of Top Officials Over Sex Abuse Scandal

Other clergy sex abuse scandals have occurred in countries including Germany, Argentina, Australia, Ireland and Chile. A shocking Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed over 1,000 instances of sexual abuse by 300 priests and cover-ups by bishops .

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  • Dates set for Harry and Meghan's royal visit
Dates set for Harry and Meghan's royal visit

Meghan Markle , 37, fueled pregnancy rumors when she recently stepped out in London with Prince Harry , 33, while wearing a loose fitting dress that could easily hide a baby bump, and now her mom, Doria Ragland , 62, is giving us more reason to believe the rumors could be true.

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  • South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister
South Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

Police stations in the Western Cape continue to be burdened with the most murder investigations in South Africa. 'The figures that always scare me are murder figures, ' he said. The opposition went on to highlight how the ANC spends an average of R9.1-million to protect one VIP but only R1 500 per South African resident, and how this "reveals tha...

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  • Papadopoulos Contradicts AG Sessions on Putin Summit
Papadopoulos Contradicts AG Sessions on Putin Summit

Joseph Mifsud , 57, a former politics teaching fellow at the Scottish university who also worked at the Diplomatic Academy of London, held meetings with George Papadopoulos , 31, a former Trump adviser who was jailed on Friday for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with people linked to Russian Federation.

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  • Pence denies discussing 25th Amendment to remove Trump
Pence denies discussing 25th Amendment to remove Trump

Pence's deputy chief of staff Jarrod Agen tweeted that the vice president "puts his name on his op-eds", unlike the author of the Times piece. "I know their dedication and I am absolutely confident that no one on the vice president's staff had anything to do with this".

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  • Police seek manslaughter charge against Dallas officer
Police seek manslaughter charge against Dallas officer

Botham Shem Jean , 26, died after the shooting, which occurred at about 10 p.m.in the Cedars section of Dallas, according to Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall. Jean was a native of Saint Lucia who graduated from Harding University in Arkansas. "Just last week I was thinking of what to get you for your birthday, now I have to go pick out your cask...

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  • Tough coalition talks ahead as Sweden's far-right gains
Tough coalition talks ahead as Sweden's far-right gains

The far-right wants to curb immigration and has called for Sweden to leave the EU. Sweden is often held up as the paradigm of socialist democracies, and rightly so. At any rate, he said, it was time for Sweden's political parties to bring an end to their refusal to negotiate and form deals with the Sweden Democrats.

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  • Nun writes to Pope’s ambassador against Jalandhar bishop, questions Church’s ‘silence’
Nun writes to Pope’s ambassador against Jalandhar bishop, questions Church’s ‘silence’

If assaulted why would the nun appear with me? he had asked. On that bishop, I have written to the Home Ministry as the Punjab government and Kerala police have not done anything. The incident came to light after a case was registered in June against four priests of Malankara Orthodox Church for alleged sexual assault. The accused had allegedly t...

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  • Bolton to ICC Judges: Go After US, and You'll Pay
Bolton to ICC Judges: Go After US, and You'll Pay

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said a year ago there was a "reasonable basis to believe" war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed in Afghanistan and that all sides in the conflict would be examined, including members of the USA armed forces and Central Intelligence Agency.

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  • Obama calls out Trump: 'This is not normal'
Obama calls out Trump: 'This is not normal'

Alex Conant, a GOP strategist who worked on Sen. Up until this point, Obama has strayed away from directly attacking President Trump , but according to those with knowledge of the speech, it is expected to provide his most pointed rebuke to date of the current president.

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  • Trump remembers 'American heroes' on 9/11 anniversary
Trump remembers 'American heroes' on 9/11 anniversary

Commemorations also took place in NY and Washington to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by al Qaeda, in which almost 3,000 people were killed. They said suspects in both attacks were inspired by the Islamic State extremist group. "I get very anxious for the state of society". It will serve as a way to recognize those who became sick o...

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  • Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife dies in London
Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife dies in London

PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal had also confirmed on Geo News " show "Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath' that his party leadership had objections over what Ahsan said regarding Begum Kulsoom's ailment. Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding public office by the Pakistan Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case. Since then, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Naw...

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  • Pence Blasts Behavior at SCOTUS Hearing: Kavanaugh 'Distinguished Himself' Democrats 'Embarrassed Themselves'
Pence Blasts Behavior at SCOTUS Hearing: Kavanaugh 'Distinguished Himself' Democrats 'Embarrassed Themselves'

Under committee rules, any one member can request a nomination be held over for a week the first time it appears on the agenda like Kavanaugh's will be on Thursday. Lisa Keen argues at Keen News Service that Kavanaugh's testimony "did nothing to quell concerns in the LGBT community that Kavanaugh is an ultra-conservative, maybe even anti-LGBT, ju...

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  • Diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey meet United Nations envoy on Syria
Diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey meet United Nations envoy on Syria

Erdogan had also called for a truce, but Putin said this would be pointless as it would not involve the Islamist militant groups that Russian Federation deems terrorists, and Rouhani said Syria must regain control over all its territory. "Perhaps Putin has come to the conclusion that the gap between Turkey and the West has reached an unbridgeable d...

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  • Donald Trump's Upcoming Visit To Ireland Has Been Cancelled
Donald Trump's Upcoming Visit To Ireland Has Been Cancelled

The visit would have been Trump's first to Ireland since becoming president. "The U.S. side has cited scheduling reasons". "Help us to do so if you abhor his policies on climate change, refugee migration, trade wars, military expansion, economic inequality and the whole gung-ho, misogynistic, racially divisive show".

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  • Protesters in Basra storm Iranian consulate as deadly demonstrations rage
Protesters in Basra storm Iranian consulate as deadly demonstrations rage

Iraq's foreign ministry expressed "deep regret" over the attack on the consulate and called on local authorities to protect diplomatic missions. Eleven people have been reported killed in the violent protests against corruption and lack of basic services over the past five days.

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  • ICC can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar
ICC can rule on Rohingya deportations from Myanmar

The court says in a statement that the chief prosecutor must take the jurisdiction ruling into account "as she continues with her preliminary examination concerning the crimes allegedly committed against the Rohingya people". Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's civilian leader, has faced criticism for remaining silent on the jailin...

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  • Sweden faces deadlock after election upheaval
Sweden faces deadlock after election upheaval

It was unlikely any single party would secure a majority of 175 seats. The governing party is still likely to be either the first-place center-left Social Democrats or the second-place center-right Moderate Party, the. "It's also about decency, about a decent democracy. and not letting the Sweden Democrats, an extremist party, a racist party, get...

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  • Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos jailed for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation
Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos jailed for lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation

He said in court that his "entire life has been turned upside down" and he hoped "for a second chance to redeem myself". He and his wife left the courthouse without speaking to the press. Papadopoulos soon made contact with a mysterious Maltese academic, identified as Joseph Mifsud. Papadopoulos has never publicly named those within the ...

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