• Catholic Church defrocks ex-Cardinal over Sexual Abuse
Catholic Church defrocks ex-Cardinal over Sexual Abuse

Faggioli says the move is monumental, after the 88-year-old McCarrick was found guilty of soliciting sex while hearing confession. In the United States, almost two dozen local, state, or federal investigations, criminal and civil, have been launched into the Roman Catholic Church over child sexual abuse allegations.

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  • Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard
Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

President Hassan Rouhani blamed "foreign" elements for the attack which took place close to Iran's troubled border with Pakistan. The move was made after a recent suicide attack half-way between the Iranian cities of Zahedan and Khash, when a auto loaded with explosives rammed into a bus with IRGC servicemen.

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  • Britain prepared to leave European Union with no Brexit deal, says Leadsom
Britain prepared to leave European Union with no Brexit deal, says Leadsom

The pro-Brexit Tory European Research Group (ERG) had taken a "collective decision" to abstain causing the defeat. Jeremy Corbyn has tabled this amendment to force the government to offer a meaningful vote by the end of February. He told The House magazine: "I read that [former UKIP leader] Nigel Farage is setting up a new party called "Brex...

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  • In Florida, Donald Trump Denounces Socialism and 'Cuban Puppet' Nicolás Maduro
In Florida, Donald Trump Denounces Socialism and 'Cuban Puppet' Nicolás Maduro

President Donald Trump will seek on Monday to rally support in the largest Venezuelan community in the US for opposition leader Juan Guaido , saying Venezuela's "current path toward democracy is irreversible". The Venezuelan-American vote may provide Republicans a counterweight given the economic and humanitarian crises under Maduro and Trump's ...

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  • Japan's leader reportedly nominated Trump for Nobel Prize at Washington's urging
Japan's leader reportedly nominated Trump for Nobel Prize at Washington's urging

The five-strong Norwegian Nobel Committee, which decides who wins the award, does not comment on nominations, keeping secret for 50 years the names of nominators and unsuccessful nominees. The list of people who can submit nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize includes heads of state, ministers and previous winners of the award. Abe added that ...

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  • United States announces sanctions against Maduro officials
United States announces sanctions against Maduro officials

Speaking in Miami as humanitarian aid remained stalled at the Venezuelan border, Trump decried President Nicolas Maduro as a "Cuban puppet" and warned officials who have helped keep him in power that "the eyes of the entire world are upon you".

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  • Man Arrested in Kidnapping Death of NY Woman
Man Arrested in Kidnapping Death of NY Woman

During a joint investigation following discovery of her body, police identified a possible suspect and on Monday, February 11, he was located at his residence. Sanchez says she desperately tried to pry for more information, but her daughter refused to specify why she felt that way. Was there someone at your house?' I asked about her ex-boyfriend.

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  • Mike Pence Says Iran Is Planning ‘New Holocaust’ With Middle East Expansion
Mike Pence Says Iran Is Planning ‘New Holocaust’ With Middle East Expansion

The Warsaw conference is timed just as Iran's clerical regime celebrates 40 years since the Islamic revolution ousted the pro-US shah. However, with continued divergence between US and European partners over the issue of the Islamic republic, the conference was remolded to focus on peace and security in the Middle East .

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  • Teen who fled United Kingdom to join Islamic State wants to come home
Teen who fled United Kingdom to join Islamic State wants to come home

Sultana was reported to have died in an airstrike in Raqqa in 2016. "We hope the British government will help us bring her home to us where she belongs". including other women and their children". She bragged about having a "mostly normal life" in Raqqa, Syria, despite the "bombing and stuff". Shakil, who is from Birmingham, left the United...

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  • Pakistan rejects charges, denies any link with Pulwama attack
Pakistan rejects charges, denies any link with Pulwama attack

Pakistan said it was gravely concerned by the bombing but rejected allegations that it was responsible for it, according to BBC. At least 25 high school students were injured by an explosion in their classroom in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time), police and medics said.

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  • Iranian photographer's 'SHAME' as Trump uses image to attack Tehran
Iranian photographer's 'SHAME' as Trump uses image to attack Tehran

Every year, the anniversary festivities start on February 1 - the day Khomeini returned home from France after 14 years in exile to become the supreme leader as Shiite clerics took power - and continue for 10 days, climaxing on February 11.

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  • Ex-US Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran
Ex-US Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran

Monica Elfriede Witt , the former Air Force technical sergeant and Defense Department intelligence contractor indicted on federal espionage charges unsealed Tuesday, spent more than a decade in the service before her eventual defection to Iran , according to the Air Force and Justice Department.

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  • This Democrat Just Proved McConnell's Point About the Green New Deal
This Democrat Just Proved McConnell's Point About the Green New Deal

But, confident that the calculated ploy will backfire on the GOP, climate groups and progressive lawmakers are telling the Republican leader: " Bring it on ". While a number of Senate Democrats have endorsed the Green New Deal, including some who have declared presidential bids for 2020, others have exercised more caution when asked if they will su...

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  • Watch rare footage of a black panther spotted in Kenya
Watch rare footage of a black panther spotted in Kenya

He uses the Camtraptions motion sensor to trigger "a high quality DSLR or mirrorless camera and two or three flashes", he told Hyperallergic. Burrard-Lucas spent a few more days on the leopard's trail, moving his camera traps along the way.

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  • UK PM May to update MPs on progress in Brexit talks
UK PM May to update MPs on progress in Brexit talks

Comments by May's chief Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, overheard by an ITV correspondent at a hotel bar in Brussels have done little to boost trust among lawmakers. But Labour pledged to oppose the move, accusing the Government of showing "contempt for our democracy". After MPs voted to seek "alternative arrangements" to the controversial ...

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  • Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai turned back over Taiwan reference
Air New Zealand flight to Shanghai turned back over Taiwan reference

The same flight, NZ289, was turned back on a flight to China on August 24 past year, although an airline spokeswoman said that was due to an engineering issue, not a permitting one. This was a plane flying in the middle of the night, on weekend, to a country which only a few years ago blocked all meat imports from New Zealand for more than a week...

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  • Where you can spend a Saturday morning with Elizabeth Warren in SC
Where you can spend a Saturday morning with Elizabeth Warren in SC

By the time we get to 2020 Donald Trump may not even be the President. "See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!" the President tweeted on Saturday. "What happens in 2020 is going to determine the direction of our nation, the direction of our people", she said, noting that America is experiencing a "dangerous moment".

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  • Delhi hotel fire: For this family, trip to Wagah remains unfulfilled
Delhi hotel fire: For this family, trip to Wagah remains unfulfilled

Rao was staying at the hotel located at Karol Bagh. According to hospital authorities at least four others were injured. With the help of hydraulic lifts which we brought along, we could pull out as many as 35 people, " Garg told Xinhua . When I opened my door, I saw very dense smoke in the corridor area. Fire disasters are particularly frequent...

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  • Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house in Houston
Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house in Houston

While the tipster saw the tiger a week ago, it was only on Monday that Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care ( BARC ) officers and police found the animal. KPRC-TV reported that the Houston Zoo said that it has no plans to take the animal in. The tiger was insufficiently housed and left alone, but police said it was well-fed and appeared to ...

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  • North and South Korea to submit joint bid for 2032 Olympics
North and South Korea to submit joint bid for 2032 Olympics

President Donald Trump in Hanoi . According to the Chosun Ilbo newspaper , the unidentified administrator of the official Paekhwawon guesthouse in Pyongyang was found guilty of corruption after the ruling Workers' Party's Organization and Guidance Department conducted a raid on his property in October, on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's ord...

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  • Israel warns Iran this could be last anniversary
Israel warns Iran this could be last anniversary

Along with the chants "Death to America" and banners bearing slogans calling for "Death to Israel", Monday's marches were also a backdrop to the military's display of Iranian-made missiles, which authorities showcase every year during anniversary celebrations.

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  • Several Of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s Staffers Reportedly Resigned
Several Of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s Staffers Reportedly Resigned

Meredith Watson recently accused Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax , Trinity '00, of sexually assaulting her. Watson, Trinity '01, also said that she had been raped by a men's basketball player while at Duke . If Fairfax were to leave, it's unclear who could replace him. Vanessa Tyson , a California college professor, said Fairfa...

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  • Bahraini Refugee: Thai court orders release of Hakeem al Araibi
Bahraini Refugee: Thai court orders release of Hakeem al Araibi

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini citizen, will return home to Australia on Tuesday after being held for two months in a Bangkok prison. Following the development, his office resolved in a meeting that it would not proceed with the trial against al-Araibi.

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  • Starnes to Rep. Omar After Controversial Israel Remarks: 'Apology Not Accepted'
Starnes to Rep. Omar After Controversial Israel Remarks: 'Apology Not Accepted'

Leading Democrats have publicly rebuked one of their own Muslim congresswoman after she sparked accusations of anti-Semitism. "At the same time", she wrote, "I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel in...

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  • As Trump makes case for border wall, lawmakers reach deal
As Trump makes case for border wall, lawmakers reach deal

During his State of the Union address last week, the President made an inaccurate connection between El Paso's previously high crime rates and the construction of a border wall. Trump is traveling to El Paso to argue for a wall he says can protect Americans from violent criminals, drugs and a "tremendous onslaught" of migrant caravans.

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