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Bishop Vigano, 77, who was a papal nuncio in Washington between 2011 and 2016, said that Benedict XVI imposed canonical sanctions against McCarrick in the late 2000s. He has been accused of sexually abusing children since the church's sex abuse scandal broke in 2002, following which the Vatican has asked the retired archbishop of Washington, D.C.to cease public ministry.
  • John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol Rotunda

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    Former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama , who blocked the Arizona Republican's own White House ambitions, are among those expected to speak at McCain's funeral. Hollywood Life said that Melania has pushed Donald Trump to express himself in a honest way about McCain's passing and to do something honorable for the family of a man who contributed so much to this country.
  • Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada

    Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada

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    An air quality health index released by the B.C. government rated conditions as 10-plus, or at very high risk, in areas including Castlegar, Whistler, Nanaimo, Parksville and parts of the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan and Metro Vancouver. Limit your physical activity outdoors, such as running, bicycling, physical labor, and sports. "We bring those smoke particles and air pollutants with it and that's of course when we see the additional harm that can come from that", says Bird.
  • Pope Laments Sex Abuse in Ireland

    Pope Laments Sex Abuse in Ireland

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    The Taoiseach addressed Pope Francis at St Patrick's hall in Dublin Castle today before 300 guests. Some Irish Catholics have said they want the pope to ask forgiveness for the Vatican's role in facilitating the coverup of sexual crimes.
  • Two dead, one injured after knife attack in Paris

    Two dead, one injured after knife attack in Paris

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    PARIS -A man in the Paris suburb of Trappes used a knife to kill his mother and sister and he was killed by police. The attack happened around 9 am (0700 GMT) in Trappes, a poor town with a large Muslim population about 30 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of the capital.
  • Second Meeting with Kim Jong-Un ‘Likely’

    Second Meeting with Kim Jong-Un ‘Likely’

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    Trump's remarks are apparently aimed at dispelling concerns about Pyongyang's intention to denuclearize. " Well I think the - certainly the objective of the United States, of Israel, President Putin said it was Russia's objective is to get Iran - Iranian forces, Iranian militias, Iranian surrogates out of the offensive operations they're in in both Syria and Iraq and frankly, to end Iran's support for Hezbollah", he said.
  • Mollie Tibbetts' family release statement: 'Our hearts are broken'

    Mollie Tibbetts' family release statement: 'Our hearts are broken'

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    Further examination may result in additional findings. Twenty-four-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts of Brooklyn, Iowa. Investigators interviewed some 1,400 people and received more than 4,000 tips, but the break in the case came within the past two weeks when they found someone with a security camera system while canvassing a neighborhood.
  • Kerala: more than 1m people flee to relief camps to escape floods

    Kerala: more than 1m people flee to relief camps to escape floods

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    But some people in the relief camps were finding it hard to access food and water . Flood-affected people wait to receive food inside a college auditorium, which has been converted into a temporary relief camp, in Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, India, on August 20, 2018 .
  • Mueller recommends 6-month sentence for Papadopoulos

    Mueller recommends 6-month sentence for Papadopoulos

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    Prosecutors did not make a specific recommendation but said a sentence within the guideline range of up to six months imprisonment was "appropriate and warranted". The only defendant to be sentenced is lawyer Alex van der Zwaan, who pleaded guilty to making false statements about his conversations with a former Trump campaign official.
  • Taliban take 200 hostages as they reject Kabul ceasefire

    Taliban take 200 hostages as they reject Kabul ceasefire

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    Afghan security forces arrived at the scene and managed to free most of the passengers, including some women and children, but 21 people are still captive, Muradi said. "The United States and our global partners support this initiative by the Afghan people and the Afghan government, and we call on the Taliban to participate", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement released Sunday .
  • Trump says his White House counsel not a 'rat' like Nixon's

    Trump says his White House counsel not a 'rat' like Nixon's

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    The New York Times has responded to the President's attack on their reporting, Tweeting their own response to Trump. The New York Times was standing by the story yesterday. The Times reports that they only realized this weekend that they'd never asked McGahn for a full rundown of what he told Mueller's team. Trump has reacted angrily to that assertion.
  • Kabul compound attacked after blast at schools kills 34

    Kabul compound attacked after blast at schools kills 34

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    Amnesty International on Thursday denounced the Kabul attack on the Shiites, calling it a war crime. A suicide bomb attack on a group of teenagers studying for university exams in Kabul on Wednesday shocked Afghanistan but it was only the latest in a series of attacks on schools which have proved an easy target for militant groups.
  • Little girls 'strangled' and dumped in oil tank for four days

    Little girls 'strangled' and dumped in oil tank for four days

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    Shanann Watts is pictured with her two daughters, Bella and Celeste . The girls had been missing since Monday, along with their mother. The remains of all three victims were found at Anadarko Petroleum oil field, where Watts worked until his arrest, the Denver Post reported .
  • Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

    Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

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    Earlier on Saturday, Putin attended the wedding of Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl in the small town of Gamlitz. Photos showed Putin dancing with the bride, who was dressed in traditional Austrian costume. Turkey on Wednesday doubled tariffs on several US goods, including alcohol and tobacco products and cars, after Trump increased USA tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel imports to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
  • Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

    Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

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    He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the state on Saturday, announced an assistance of 5 billion Indian rupees ($71 million) against his request for 20 billion. The Kerala government has said it faces an "extremely grave" crisis and Vijayan warned of further torrential rainfall hit the region over the weekend.
  • Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

    Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

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    Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort , including Thomas Zehnle, left, Richard Westling, and Kevin Downing, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va ., Monday, Aug. The defense has not admitted a quid pro quo agreement between Calk and Manafort, though they have thrown TFSB under the bus, saying that it was the bank's responsibility to properly vet whether or not Manafort's finances should have qualified him for the loans ...
  • Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93

    Former Indian prime minister Vajpayee passes away at 93

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    Assocham President Sandeep Jajodia said Vajpayee's towering personality, vision for nation building and deep respect for democratic institutions would remain an inspiration for the present and coming generations. "May his legacy live on, and may his soul rest in eternal peace", he added. President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena wrote: "Today, we have lost a great humanist and a true friend of Sri Lanka".
  • USA effectively bans ZTE and Huawei from any valuable government work

    USA effectively bans ZTE and Huawei from any valuable government work

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    Huawei is doing great nowadays, but ZTE has been having a rough time lately. Some components are still allowed, so long as they can not be used to route or view data. US federal agencies will have to replace all devices and components from Huawei, ZTE and the other Chinese companies mentioned in the bill over the next two years until the ban fully goes into effect.
  • First transgender governor nominee picked in Vermont

    First transgender governor nominee picked in Vermont

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    Annise Parker of the LGBTQ Victory Fund praised the victory as a "defining moment", though she added that Hallquist won "not because of her gender identity, but because she is an open and authentic candidate. "I will run a positive, issues-based campaign over the next three months, talking to Vermonters about the things that matter most to them and working every day to grow the economy, make Vermont more affordable and protect the vulnerable".
  • Paul Manafort declines to testify as defense rests

    Paul Manafort declines to testify as defense rests

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    District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018. Describing Manafort as a "wildly successful", capable and bright political consultant, prosecutor Greg Andres on Wednesday told jurors they'd seen "overwhelming" evidence of his guilt, and asked them to convict on all 18 counts.
  • Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 USA priests

    Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 USA priests

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    They failed to report accused clergy to police and sent abusive priests to so-called "treatment facilities", which "laundered" the priests and "permitted hundreds of known offenders to return to ministry", the report said. In the report , the grand jury accused Wuerl of coining a phrase used to describe the abuse coverup: "Circle of Secrecy". The grand jury called for changes in the law that would scrap the statute of limitations for child sex abuse, give victims more time to file ...
  • This is the most pleasant city in the world

    This is the most pleasant city in the world

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    For the first time, Sydney has been named as one of the world's top five liveable cities on the Economist's Global Liveability Index. The survey had been criticised previous year for demoting Manchester eight places after the May 22nd attack .
  • Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'

    Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'

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    Relations between Ankara and Washington have sunk to their lowest point in decades over a number of issues, including the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson on terror-related charges, and the depreciation of the Turkish lira to hit record lows against the dollar.
  • Former White House aide says she recorded sacking to ‘protect herself’

    Former White House aide says she recorded sacking to ‘protect herself’

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    Manigault Newman said that she had a "blind spot" when it came to President Trump . He goes on to say that things can get ugly for you . Manigault told NBC host Chuck Todd that she took that as a threat. "Had I not recorded this, everyone would say she has a credibility issue", she said. The Situation Room is the inner sanctum of the White House . The Situation Room is a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, where the nation's most consequential foreign policy ...
  • Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing

    Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing

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    Elections for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly will be held on August 15 (Wednesday). PTI has already sent out official invitations to close friends of Imran Khan including Indian cricketing legends Kapil Dev , Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath-taking ceremony.
  • Firefighters battle raging Southern California wildfire

    Firefighters battle raging Southern California wildfire

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    Twelve structures have been confirmed destroyed in the fire so far. More than 14,000 firefighters are spread out across the state as well as army personnel, inmates, the national guard, reinforcements from other states and from New Zealand and Australia.
  • Mechanic steals plane from SeaTac Airport, crashes

    Mechanic steals plane from SeaTac Airport, crashes

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    The crash occurred because the person was "doing stunts in the air or lack of flying skills", the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said. Alaska Airlines said that it was aware of an unauthorized take-off of a Q400 twin-engine turboprop airplane operated by its sister carrier Horizon Air.
  • What Saudi Arabia's sanctions on Canada is really about

    What Saudi Arabia's sanctions on Canada is really about

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    Riyadh said that amounted to "blatant interference in the Kingdom's domestic affairs, against basic worldwide norms and all global protocols". The airline now operates at least two routes flying out of Toronto's Pearson International Airport - one to the Saudi capital city of Riyadh, the other to the city of Jeddah.
  • Yemen: Dozens of children killed in airstrike

    Yemen: Dozens of children killed in airstrike

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    The rebel-run Al Masirah TV gave a different casualty toll, saying the attack killed 39 people and wounded 51, mainly children. An airstrike in the north reportedly killed at least 50, more than half of them children. The United States and other Western powers provide arms and intelligence to the alliance, and human rights groups have criticized them over coalition air strikes that have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets.
  • Napolitano: Judge in Manafort Trial Showing an 'Extraordinary Bias' Against the Government

    Napolitano: Judge in Manafort Trial Showing an 'Extraordinary Bias' Against the Government

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    The FBI forensic accountant, Morgan Magionos, told jurors that bank records from Cyprus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Kingdom revealed the accounts were connected to Manafort and his associates. Prosecutor Greg Andres asked Gates Thursday whether Mueller's team had told him how to answer questions. The prosecutors on Wednesday said Ellis had approved having them sit in, but the judge screamed at the lawyers in front of the jury, '"Don't ever do that again".
  • The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump

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    Manafort's lawyer Kevin Downing asked in the courtroom. The judge then brought the trial to a standstill late Tuesday afternoon, calling a brief recess. The case has little to do with either man's work for the Trump campaign, which has only tangentially figured in the trial. But Trump has shown interest in the proceedings, tweeting support for Manafort.
  • Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges

    Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges

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    The 30-page complaint highlights that the congressman both received the information about the failed drug trial from the company's CEO and then repeatedly dialed his son, Cameron Collins, while the elder Collins was attending the annual congressional picnic at the White House on June 22, 2017.
  • German couple JAILED for raping son and selling him to paedophiles

    German couple JAILED for raping son and selling him to paedophiles

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    The Freiburg state court ruled that the 39-year-old man must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence. The mother's partner, who already had a previous conviction of serious child abuse, confessed to the court in June that he was the "driving force" behind the crimes.
  • Giuliani says Trump team will respond to Mueller about interview later Wednesday

    Giuliani says Trump team will respond to Mueller about interview later Wednesday

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    The President was advised that his tweeting only gives oxygen to the topic, even if those around Trump do not believe there is any truly new development, an informed source told CNN on Monday . Mr. Sekulow also said if Mr. Mueller were to subpoena Mr. Trump, the question over whether a sitting president could be subpoenaed by a special counsel would likely go before the Supreme Court since the question has never been tested in the courts.
  • Trump going ahead with tariffs on $16B in Chinese imports

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    The US is now considering tariffs on another $200bn in goods, including consumer products that were spared duties in the initial $50bn round. China has already retaliated with duties of its own, and has pledged to match the U.S. In a statement , the Chinese Commerce Ministry charged that the United States "once again put domestic law above worldwide law by imposing "very unreasonable" new tariffs on Chinese goods".
  • Trump's Last-Minute Rally Pushes Republican Balderson to Ohio Win

    Trump's Last-Minute Rally Pushes Republican Balderson to Ohio Win

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    The day's races, like dozens before them, pitted Trump's fiery supporters against the Democratic Party's anti-Trump resistance. Republicans' narrow lead didn't come cheap. Once they are tallied, an automatic recount would be triggered if the margin of results is within 0.5 percent. That's enough for O'Connor to potentially pick up enough to force a recount.
  • LeBron James to Produce 'Shut Up and Dribble' Documentary

    LeBron James to Produce 'Shut Up and Dribble' Documentary

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    Melania TrumpMelania TrumpNBA commissioner praises LeBron James's "intelligence and business acumen" after Trump's disparaging tweet Clinton tweets support for LeBron after Trump attack: "We need more like him in this world" Melania backs LeBron after Trump insult: He's "working to do good things" MORE also voiced support for James after the president's tweet.
  • Egypt initiates the agreement Israel-Hamas

    Egypt initiates the agreement Israel-Hamas

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    The breach comes amid another round of violent riots along the Israeli-Gaza border that have occurred nearly weekly for the past several months. The delegation was welcomed by Hamas leader Ismail Haniya and members of the group's political bureau.
  • Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

    Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

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    The so-called snapback sanctions target Iranian purchases of USA dollars, metals trading, coal, industrial software and its auto sector. U.S sanctions targeting Iran's oil sector and Central Bank are to be re-imposed in early November. President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said Iran could hold talks with the United States only if Washington proved its trustworthiness. Despite days of protests and strikes across the country, there appeared to be less unrest as sanctions returned Tuesday - ...