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Since the abuse crisis became public in the 2000s, the USA church has spent more than $3 billion in settlements, according to Bishop Accountability. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected; many , including some named in this report , have been promoted", the grand jury report said.
  • 40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

    40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

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    Thousands of mourners on Monday buried dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in the three-year-old war. A USA military spokeswoman said U.S. forces were not involved in Thursday's air strike. Yemeni emphasized continued military operations in Saudi Arabia until the complete suspension of Saudi aggression against the Yemeni people.
  • Wikipedia declares Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead without any official confirmation

    Wikipedia declares Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead without any official confirmation

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    Opener Shikhar Dhawan wrote, "My deepest condolences on the passing of our former Prime Minister Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji". A onetime journalist, Mr Vajpayee was in many ways a political contradiction. "His personality, oratory, devotion to duty and friendliness all combined in his remarkable leadership will be remembered for a along time to come", Naidu said.
  • Taliban Kills at Least 35 Afghan Soldiers at Military Outpost

    Taliban Kills at Least 35 Afghan Soldiers at Military Outpost

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    Elsewhere in Afghanistan , four policemen were killed and four were seriously wounded late Wednesday when they tried to defuse a auto bomb they found in southern Kandahar province, according to Zia Durrani, provincial police spokesman. Afghan forces repelled the initial assault and in recent days have struggled to flush the insurgents out of residential areas where they are holed up.
  • Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

    Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

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    The only question remaining is whether the collusion amounts to a "constituted criminally liable conspiracy", Brennan wrote. On Wednesday night, Trump sharing a variety of quotes from Fox News pundits bashing Brennan and the Obama administration on his Twitter feed, including one describing the former Central Intelligence Agency director as "a stain on the country".
  • Judge sets bail at $20k for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

    Judge sets bail at $20k for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

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    They also charged Wahhaj in the abduction of his then-3-year-old son Abdul from Clayton County. Yesterday, Taos County Judge Sarah Backus heard the troubling allegations and testimony and granted the five adults a bond of $20K each while they await trial on 11 charges of child neglect.
  • Man held on suspicion of killing wife, two kids in Colorado

    Man held on suspicion of killing wife, two kids in Colorado

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    Chris Watts is being held in the Weld County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder and three charges of tampering with physical evidence, reported the Associated Press . Arnold said she moved to Colorado around the same time as Watts. "Nothing was here. I mean, she wasn't here, the kids weren't here, nobody was here".
  • Nebraska carries out first US execution using opioid fentanyl

    Nebraska carries out first US execution using opioid fentanyl

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    Only potassium chloride has been used before in executions. Moore seemed to repeatedly mouth the words, "I love you", toward the witnesses just after the injections began, Schulte said. Moore was brought into the death chamber shortly after 9am local time and, still standing, was asked if he wanted to say anything. The referendum passed, effectively restoring capital punishment to the Midwestern state.
  • Trading Bitcoin Declared Illegal in Saudi Arabia Despite the Great Strides Made

    Trading Bitcoin Declared Illegal in Saudi Arabia Despite the Great Strides Made

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    Saudi Arabian regulators have issued a statement that clarifies their position on cryptocurrency trading , emphasizing that any such activity is strictly outlawed inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The committee was created by a supreme decree which mandated it to oversee and discourage unregulated investments like FOREX and Virtual currencies. A special Saudi standing committee said that not only are these activities all outside the scope of government supervision, but that ...
  • US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

    US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

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    On Aug. 10, The Globe appealed to newspapers across the country to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what it calls a " dirty war against the free press". "To label the press "the enemy of the people" is as un-American as it is unsafe to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries", the Boston Globe wrote in its editorial.
  • Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise amid row over Palestinian terrorists wreath

    Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise amid row over Palestinian terrorists wreath

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    Palestinian terrorist group Black September killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, along with a West German police officer. Benjamin Netanyahu has said Jeremy Corbyn "deserves unequivocal condemnation" after it emerged the Labour leader may have laid wreaths at graves of terrorists behind the 1972 Munich massacre.
  • Prosecutors to Wrap up Manafort Case, May Soon Go to Jury

    Prosecutors to Wrap up Manafort Case, May Soon Go to Jury

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    CEO Stephen Calk pushed through the loans, Brennan said. "Mr. Calk willingly risked his national professional and personal reputation as an active, vocal, early supporter of President-Elect Trump", the memo reads, according to Bloomberg. After Yanukovich was ousted from power in 2014 and Manafort's lucrative work in Ukraine dried up, prosecutors said, he turned to bank fraud to finance his extravagant lifestyle, lying on applications for bank loans and mortgages on multiple homes.
  • Vietnamese dad of Kim murder suspect wants 'kind' daughter home

    Vietnamese dad of Kim murder suspect wants 'kind' daughter home

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    But a judge on Thursday ruled that the actions of the two women - which were captured on security camera footage - were enough to infer that they had meant to kill him. He also castigated investigators for failing to preserve original copies of the security footage as evidence shortly after his client's arrest. Kim Jong-nam was largely estranged from his family, after being bypassed for inheriting the leadership in favour of his younger half-brother, Kim Jong-un.
  • Australian Archbishop Receives House Arrest For Child Sex Abuse Cover-Up

    Australian Archbishop Receives House Arrest For Child Sex Abuse Cover-Up

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    Newcastle Local Court heard that Wilson was a suitable candidate for home detention after a state corrective services assessment of the case, and his sister's home. He has long denied the charges and initially resisted calls to quit pending an appeal against his conviction. Wilson, who was found guilty in May, became one of the highest-ranking Catholic Church officials to be convicted of covering up child abuse.
  • Trump Revokes Security Clearance of Former CIA Director and Other Critics

    Trump Revokes Security Clearance of Former CIA Director and Other Critics

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    She also claims he's "leveraged his status" to make unfounded allegations. Mr Brennan's clearance was placed under review last month after he called Mr Trump's meeting with President Putin in Helsinki " nothing short of treasonous ". So what, who's going to stop him? One name on the list is that of a current high-ranking Justice Department official, Bruce Ohr . They have also been critical of Trump.
  • South Korean Leader Prepares for Third Meeting with Kim Jong Un

    South Korean Leader Prepares for Third Meeting with Kim Jong Un

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    President Moon also laid out more of his vision for peace on the Korean Peninsula, . namely linking up railroads, energy and joint economic cooperation with North Korea . It would provide North Korean industries an overland rail connection to China , Russia and even Europe. The Liberation Day, celebrated annually on August 15, marks Korea's independence from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule.
  • Kremlin condemns nerve agent attack sanctions as ‘draconian’

    Kremlin condemns nerve agent attack sanctions as ‘draconian’

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    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Reuters on Monday that USA sanctions haven't "yet been introduced and of course there's no clear information on what these restrictions will be". They could be followed by a second more punitive round of measures if the administration is unable to certify that Russian Federation is no longer using chemical weapons or provide "reliable assurances" that it will not do so in future.
  • Trump signs defence policy bill with watered-down China measures

    Trump signs defence policy bill with watered-down China measures

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    The bill includes a measure that strengthens the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) tasked with assessing whether proposed foreign investments pose a threat to national security. Turkey's plans to purchase the S-400 missile defence systems from Russian Federation too could be one of the reasons behind the ban on the sale of the F-35s to Ankara.
  • Judge rules Mueller investigation is legal

    Judge rules Mueller investigation is legal

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    U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich upheld the special counsel's appointment on Monday in a challenge by a Russian firm, Concord Management and Consulting, report the National Law Journal and Politico . Friedrich ruled that U.S. Supreme Court and circuit court rulings made clear Rosenstein did have statutory authority to bring in Mueller. The crux of the ruling is how much power the Justice Department has to oversee the special counsel.
  • GBP/USD Price Forecast - British pound turns around and US session

    GBP/USD Price Forecast - British pound turns around and US session

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    The exchange rate also dropped against the Swiss franc. Uncertainties about how the Brexit process will impact United Kingdom businesses have been dampening United Kingdom economic activity for months already and these "no deal" Brexit fears have only worsened as next March's Brexit date approaches.
  • Narendra Modi's I-Day Speech: Policy 'Successes', Economic Growth and More

    Narendra Modi's I-Day Speech: Policy 'Successes', Economic Growth and More

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    Speaking from the ramparts of the historic red fort in New Delhi , Modi said it was a "dream" for the country to send a citizen to space before it celebrates 75 years of independence. Jan Aarogya Abhiyan: Modi said Ayushman Bharat, now repackaged as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, will be rolled out on September 25, the birth anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyaya.
  • Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all U.S. sanctions…

    Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all U.S. sanctions…

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    He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. President Trump Tweeted: "Anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the United States". "We will abide by them to protect the interests of our people", Abadi said, citing that non-compliance with the USA sanctions will harm Iraq's interests.
  • Kerala flood fury: Situation worsens as death toll mounts to 67

    Kerala flood fury: Situation worsens as death toll mounts to 67

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    As flights were being diverted to various airports or suspended, the state government made a decision to seek centre's permission to allow small aircraft to land at the Naval airport in Kochi . The state government asked visitors to avoid hilly areas as the popular hill station of Munnar was cut off from the rest of Kerala. The Southern Railway had to suspend train services on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil route following a landslip at Eraniel and that between Kollam-Shencottah.
  • Omarosa says she's 'not trolling' with White House recordings

    Omarosa says she's 'not trolling' with White House recordings

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    He enjoyed every single person that was shocked by his abrasiveness, his attack on this African-American male athlete, which is his favorite, go-to thing. "The president of the United States is calling a woman of color a dog?". This is Sanders being questioned by NBC News's Kristen Welker . The alleged recording of Trump using racial slurs was purportedly recorded during the taping of his reality TV show, The Apprentice .
  • Afghan Forces Continue to Battle the Taliban for Control of Ghazni

    Afghan Forces Continue to Battle the Taliban for Control of Ghazni

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    At a news conference in Kabul , Bahrami said the casualty figures are not definite and that the numbers might change. Government officials in Kabul admitted to having been taken by surprise by the attack but insisted on Monday that Ghazni would not fall to the Taliban and that Afghan forces remained in control of key government positions and other institutions there.
  • Taliban raid on Ghazni, Afghanistan, leaves 150 civilians dead

    Taliban raid on Ghazni, Afghanistan, leaves 150 civilians dead

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    Meanwhile, Afghans emerged from their homes and some shops reopened in Ghazni, where the Taliban launched a coordinated offensive last Friday, overwhelming the city's defenses and capturing several neighborhoods. He said reinforcements have been dispatched to help recapture the checkpoints. According to the United Nations , up to 150 civilians have been killed in violence in the strategic provincial capital.
  • Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

    Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

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    But, Yu said it doesn't matter what direction the wind comes from, because smoke is drifting all over the province and into Alberta. "We are expecting westerly winds aloft throughout most of this week", she said. According to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency , there was no " good " air spanning Snohomish, King, Kitsap, and Pierce Counties. Those recommendations are especially important for sensitive groups, Wineke noted.
  • On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

    On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

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    India's space programme has a budget of about $1.6bn, less than 10 percent of the US' and about 15 percent of Russia's . Ajey Lele, a senior fellow at the Delhi-based Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA), said Modi's proposal was "extremely ambitious".
  • Manafort lawyers rest without calling witnesses in fraud trial

    Manafort lawyers rest without calling witnesses in fraud trial

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    The court will move to closing statements, although at Tuesday lunchtime it was unclear when those would be made, after which the 12-person jury will begin deliberations. Kevin Downing, Manafort's lawyer, simply said that "the defense rests". Then, after his money in Ukraine dried up, they allege he defrauded banks by lying about his income on loan applications and concealing other financial information, such as mortgages.
  • At least 22 killed in Italy as motorway bridge collapse

    At least 22 killed in Italy as motorway bridge collapse

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    TRT World's Arabella Munro reports. The city of Genoa's civil protection office confirmed the updated death toll. "In the sad history of bridge collapses, maintenance has sometimes been a factor, if it is poorly planned or implemented", Mr Firth said.
  • United Nations confronts China over ‘holding’ Uighurs in camps

    United Nations confronts China over ‘holding’ Uighurs in camps

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    The hearing, which wrapped up on August 13, was reportedly attended by a delegation of 50 Chinese officials who refrained from commenting on the matter but pointed to the higher living standards in the region. "When the same evil influence was spreading in Xinjiang, it was decisively curbed". Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national, said she crossed from China's Xinjiang region to Kazakhstan without proper papers after being forced to work at a camp where around 2,500 ethnic ...
  • Pennsylvania report reveals harrowing record of abuse in 6 dioceses

    Pennsylvania report reveals harrowing record of abuse in 6 dioceses

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    Another priest quit after years of child abuse complaints, but received a letter of reference for his next job at Walt Disney World, the grand jury said . The 900-page report released yesterday - considered the most comprehensive of its kind - said 300 Roman Catholic priests committed abuse with impunity.
  • Yemen buries children killed by air strike, Riyadh insists raid

    Yemen buries children killed by air strike, Riyadh insists raid "legitimate"

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    The Arab alliance, whose members receive Western political support, has been fighting for three years to drive out the Houthis , Iran-aligned rebel fighters who pushed a Saudi-backed government out of the capital Sanaa in 2014. Huthi officials gave a death toll of 51, including 40 children, and labelled the raid a "crime by America and its allies against the children of Yemen".
  • Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

    Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

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    Chang Ming Chuang , 66, was following the animal at a resort on Lake Naivasha, located 56 miles northwest of the capital, Nairobi , the BBC reported . "The man was also bitten on the chest.He died minutes after he was retrieved from the lake", he said. Higher-than-normal water levels were causing hippos to wander from the lake to nearby farms and hotel properties searching for pasture, the newspaper quoted the head of a boat owners' association in Navaisha as saying.
  • Jim Carrey slams Donald Trump’s Space Force plans with satirical cartoon

    Jim Carrey slams Donald Trump’s Space Force plans with satirical cartoon

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    Mattis said Sunday, Aug. 12 he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space . The United States is a signatory to the 1967 Space Treaty, which prohibits the stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction in space and authorizes the colonization of the Moon and other celestial bodies exclusively for the goal of peaceful.