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Now comes a statement from the Vatican on Thursday - from spokesman Greg Burke , specifically - that says the Holy See is taking the report "with great seriousness". "For decades", the report said. That work detailed some of the most horrific sexual abuse allegations about Catholic priests ever seen. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of now Archbishop McCarrick last month after U.S.
  • North, South Korea Begin Talks Before Possible Pyongyang Summit

    North, South Korea Begin Talks Before Possible Pyongyang Summit

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    Monday's high-level talks, taking place on the northern side of the truce village in the Demilitarized Zone, were proposed by the North last week as it lashed out at Washington for pushing ahead with sanctions. They agreed at the time to meet in the fall in Pyongyang. North Korea seemed to point the finger at the South for what it sees as lackluster progress on their joint projects.
  • US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

    US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

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    In recent weeks, Washington has slapped both Turkey and Iran with economic sanctions. Mr Johnson even goes over the head of Whitehall and urges British businesses directly to cut ties with Iran. The UK's trade with Iran was £365million in 2016. "We don't sympathise with the sanctions, we don't think they are appropriate and we don't interact with them, but we are committed to protect our people".
  • Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria meets Imran Khan, gifts him a bat

    Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria meets Imran Khan, gifts him a bat

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    The newly-elected members of Pakistan's Parliament will ensure presence during the parliament session, scheduled at 10 am Pakistan time. Khan brings charisma and global name recognition, but running the country will take considerable statecraft from his relatively inexperienced party.
  • 'Unite the Right' counterprotesters gather near White House at Lafayette Park

    'Unite the Right' counterprotesters gather near White House at Lafayette Park

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    This weekend marks one year since white nationalists took to the streets of Charlottesville in a demonstration of anger that drew crowds of outraged counterprotesters, one of whom was left dead . James Fields Jr., 21, of Maumee, Ohio, is charged in state court with murder in Heyer's killing and also faces separate hate crime charges in federal court.
  • Counterprotesters Expected to Dwarf White Supremacists in DC

    Counterprotesters Expected to Dwarf White Supremacists in DC

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    But, he added, "The state police is fully prepared to act on any inciteful violence". "Peace to ALL Americans!" the president tweeted . - Businesses in the District where white nationalist , white supremacist and neo-Nazis are planning to hold the Unite the Right rally on Sunday have stated they will refuse service to anyone with hate in their heart.
  • Death toll rising after quake on Indonesian island

    Death toll rising after quake on Indonesian island

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    In a press conference, the spokesperson for the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho went on to say that another 1,467 people were admitted to hospitals owing to the injuries they sustained in the Sunday quake.
  • Four dead after shooting in Canada

    Four dead after shooting in Canada

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    Mr MacCoubrey said his apartment complex has four buildings in a square, and it sounded like the shots came from the middle of the complex. "There is a police officer standing outside with a gun", CTV Atlantic's Nick Moore said on CTV's "Your Morning".
  • Kerala rains: All shutters opened at Idukki dam

    Kerala rains: All shutters opened at Idukki dam

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    Shibu, a relief official, said Friday almost 200 army soldiers joined rescue workers in the worst-hit Ayannkulu , Idukki and Wayanad areas. According to the National Disaster Management Authority's (NDMA) situation report , since the beginning of the monsoon season 14 districts in the state have been affected by floods comprising over 2,000 villages.
  • Pope Francis changes church's stance on death penalty

    Pope Francis changes church's stance on death penalty

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    The Vatican Thursday altered the Catechism's wording on the permissibility of the death penalty , which the Church teaches is legitimate in extreme cases, stating it is " inadmissible ", and its elimination will be sought. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has changed Church teaching about the death sentence. Amnesty International, which has long campaigned for a worldwide ban on the death penalty , welcomed the development as an "important step forward".
  • Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from Palestinian enclave

    Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from Palestinian enclave

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    Three Israelis were wounded by rocket shrapnel, while three Palestinians including a 23-year-old pregnant woman and her 18-month old child were killed in airstrikes. The incident occurred while a group of senior Hamas leaders from overseas were visiting Gaza to discuss the ceasefire efforts with local leaders.
  • White House Describes Military 'Space Force,' Aims To Create It By 2020

    White House Describes Military 'Space Force,' Aims To Create It By 2020

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    Seth Macfarlane , the showrunner for the Sci-Fi comedy The Orville , put it bests when he tweeted , "If " Space Force " were a TV show, the writers would keep pitching on a better title". "Just as we've done in ages past, the United States meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield", Pence said, according to the Washington Post .
  • Cops Seeking Missing Kid Rescue 11 From Compound

    Cops Seeking Missing Kid Rescue 11 From Compound

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    He identified the women as Jany Leveille, 38-year-old Hujrah Wahhaj and 35-year-old Subhannah Wahha. The newspaper adds, "According to Clayton County police, the toddler and his father had last been seen December 13 traveling with two adults and five children in Alabama when they were involved in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 65".
  • Brooklyn nail salon brawl over eyebrow wax stirs racially-tinged protests

    Brooklyn nail salon brawl over eyebrow wax stirs racially-tinged protests

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    The cell phone video , which was posted to Facebook Friday, showed people in aprons grabbing a woman's shirt before another person started hitting her with a long object that looked like a broom handle as she tried to leave the salon. In it, the nail salon workers get into a fight with two customers. Prosecutors are looking at more evidence associated with the incident and may adjust the charges, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office told NBC.
  • Tight Ohio Vote Could Spell Trouble for GOP This Fall

    Tight Ohio Vote Could Spell Trouble for GOP This Fall

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    However, if Balderson keeps the victory, it will be short-lived - the seat will go up for election again in November for the general midterm election. Jeff Colyer. "Voters in Ohio's 12th Congressional District picking a new congressman", King said on CNN's "Inside Politics ". Trump didn't seem anxious about Kobach's prospects.
  • 11 killed, dozens wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    11 killed, dozens wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's police superintendent made an emotional plea for help in holding repeat gun offenders accountable after a deadly weekend in the IL city. "They get a pass from everybody, and they shouldn't'". "They underscore the real problem of violent criminals who use illegal guns in some of our communities without the fear of consequences of their actions".
  • Five dead in Southern California plane crash

    Five dead in Southern California plane crash

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    Another was 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan, who saw Hakimi as a mentor in the real estate industry, Ghanadan's brother said. "Our entire Pacific Union family is mourning the loss of our colleagues, family and friends", CEO Mark McLaughlin said in a statement.
  • President Kiir, all opposition leaders sign governance agreement

    President Kiir, all opposition leaders sign governance agreement

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    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June. The deal is created to pave the way for a final peace accord that will give President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar three months to form a transitional government which will hold power for 36 months.
  • Star witness Rick Gates testifies against former boss Paul Manafort

    Star witness Rick Gates testifies against former boss Paul Manafort

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    Experts have billed Gates as the star witness in the tax evasion and bank fraud trial that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III is prosecuting against Manafort who is facing 18 counts of tax evasion. The jury has heard how Manafort made tens of millions of dollars for work with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. After that, Gates sent her a document dated March 6, 2014, that purported to represent a $900,000 loan from a Cyprus entity, Telmar Limited, to Manafort's company.