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'Forgive us': Pope condemns Catholic Church sex abuse

20th August 2018 | Comments Off on 'Forgive us': Pope condemns Catholic Church sex abuse

This post was originally published on this sitePope Francis has begged forgiveness after admitting the Catholic Church let down children and “showed no care” to victims of sexual abuse by priests. The plea came in the form of a letter issued around the world by the Vatican, in which Francis demanded greater accountability in the […]

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'Terrorist' shot dead at Barcelona police station

20th August 2018 | Comments Off on 'Terrorist' shot dead at Barcelona police station

This post was originally published on this siteA suspected terrorist has been shot dead after attempting to attack officers with a large knife at a police station in Barcelona. The man is said to have shouted “Allah is great” as he lunged at his targets, having gained entry to the station shortly before 6am by […]

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NZ minister for women cycles to hospital to give birth

20th August 2018 | Comments Off on NZ minister for women cycles to hospital to give birth

This post was originally published on this siteA pregnant politician in New Zealand has chosen to cycle to hospital while 42 weeks pregnant to give birth to her first child. Minister for women Julie Anne Genter, a Green MP and keen cyclist, rode the 1km (0.6 mile) from her home to Auckland City Hospital for […]

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Greece bailout ends – but belt-tightening not over

20th August 2018 | Comments Off on Greece bailout ends – but belt-tightening not over

This post was originally published on this siteAfter almost a decade of tough austerity measures, Greece can financially “stand on its own feet” after receiving tens of billions of euros to help it fix its economy and banking sector. The country has now successfully completed its third and final bailout programme to end a debt […]

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Taliban take 100 hostages despite ceasefire

20th August 2018 | Comments Off on Taliban take 100 hostages despite ceasefire

This post was originally published on this siteThree buses packed with passengers were ambushed by Taliban insurgents as a proposed ceasefire started in Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani called for a month-long ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, but insurgents acted within hours of it starting. They stopped three buses in an ambush […]

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'Truth isn't truth' – Trump's lawyer Giuliani

20th August 2018 | Comments Off on 'Truth isn't truth' – Trump's lawyer Giuliani

This post was originally published on this site Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said “truth isn’t truth” in a TV interview about the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Mr Giuliani was expressing his doubts over the possibility that Mr Trump testify as part of the inquiry looking into Russian interference […]

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Elderly South Koreans to reunite with relatives in North

20th August 2018 | Comments Off on Elderly South Koreans to reunite with relatives in North

This post was originally published on this siteDozens of elderly South Koreans have travelled to the border with the North to reunite with relatives they were separated from during the Korean War. They set off for North Korea on Monday to meet their relatives for the first time in nearly seven decades since the conflict […]

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Afghanistan proposes ceasefire with Taliban

19th August 2018 | Comments Off on Afghanistan proposes ceasefire with Taliban

This post was originally published on this siteA ceasefire is due to begin in Afghanistan on Monday and will “continue as long as the Taliban preserves and respects it”, President Ashraf Ghani has said. Initially, it marks the Muslim Eid al Adha holiday, and comes days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and […]

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Fears for climate as US relax rules on oil reserves

19th August 2018 | Comments Off on Fears for climate as US relax rules on oil reserves

This post was originally published on this siteThe Trump administration has relaxed controls on America’s oil reserves in a move that makes no mention of climate change. A memo published online with little publicity appears to undermine decades of government campaigns promoting fuel-efficient cars. The new government position follows a decade of fracking, which has […]

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Venezuela: Where chicken costs a mountain of cash

19th August 2018 | Comments Off on Venezuela: Where chicken costs a mountain of cash

This post was originally published on this siteBy Alan McGuinness, news reporter A major currency overhaul comes into effect in Venezuela on Monday. Socialist President Nicolas Maduro is battling to end the economic turmoil that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American nation into chaos. Here is what you need to know. :: What is […]

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