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Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years in jail

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The County Court of Victoria had come under fire for suppressing coverage of Pell's trial, as he is seen as the face of the Catholic Church in Australia which has protected pedophile priests. Pell, who has been in custody since that time, is the most senior Catholic clergyman to be convicted worldwide for child sex offences and was until he took leave in 2016 to fight the case the third-most powerful man in the Vatican and as a Cardinal, Australia's most senior Catholic . Read More »

Fox News condemns its own host over comments about congresswoman's hijab

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Said FOX News in a statement : "We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar . Again, as I mentioned before, I think it is time for America to really do some self-reflection and decide, do you want an individual like her to dictate the narrative or do you want individuals like myself who signed on the dotted line saying they would die for this nation, who served this country with dignity and loyalty". Read More »

50 killed in US-led airstrikes in eastern Syria

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The late Assad is the father of President Bashar Assad whose forces have made major gains over the past few years in the war with backing from his strong allies, Russian Federation and Iran. Since December, almost 59,000 people have left the last Daesh redoubt, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, around a tenth of them suspected extremist fighters. Read More »

The US urges Germany to reject Huawei's bid for its 5G network

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US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell wrote in a letter to German economic minister Peter Altmaier that such cooperation would have to be scaled back, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday . "A US embassy spokesman told NPR in a statement that he would not comment on the contents of the letter", NPR's Joanna Kakissis reports from Munich. Read More »

U.S. withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela - State Department

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The U.S. and many other western countries back opposition candidate Juan Guaidó, who has been working to engender support for his claim to the presidency. There have been acts of kindness during Venezuela's crisis: People whose food would rot in fridges without power donated it to a restaurant, which cooked it for distribution to charitable foundations and hospitals. Read More »

Florida mother fatally stabs 11-year-old daughter, takes to hospital

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They also reported that Rivera never actually witnessed her daughter having sex or ever heard her daughter state that she was having sex. "Security advised a white female drove up to the valet area (and) was argumentative and asking for medical assistance for a female passenger", officials said . Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Says It's 'Not Worth It' to Impeach President Trump

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Pelosi's comments mark the first time the House Speaker has come down hard against impeachment. Asked whether Trump had done anything good for America, Pelosi had a few more barbs handy: "He's been a great organizer for Democrats , a great fundraiser for democrats and a great mobilizer at the grass-roots level for Democrats ". Read More »

Ailing Algeria's Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term

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An "inclusive and independent" national conference will oversee the transition, drafting a new constitution and setting the date for elections. The Presidency also announced that a government reshuffle would take place soon but failed to mention when the election would take place. Read More »

PM Imran, Iranian President Rouhani reiterate importance of strengthening bilateral ties

Those ties "cannot be compared to Iraq's relations with an occupying country like America, which is hated in the region", the semi-official Mehr news agency quoted Rouhani as saying before he flew to Baghdad. But Iraq, which shares a 900-mile border with Iran, relies on its eastern neighbor for everything from electricity to military assistance in the fight against the Islamic State. Read More »

Ask Democrats Whether or Not They Hate Jews

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This is the first White house press briefing in 42 days. While discussing today's White House briefing with Sarah Sanders , Acosta said, "Obviously Democrats don't hate Jewish people". Ilhan Omar. The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party; they've become an anti-Jewish party, and that's too bad. In unearthed audio released Monday night by Media Matters for America, Fox News host Tucker Carlson is heard calling Iraqis "semiliterate primitive monkeys", saying Afghanistan is "never ... Read More »

Trump proposes record spending, trillion-dollar deficit

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In line with a year ago, the president calls for $200 billion for infrastructure spending that will leverage up to a trillion dollars, with state and private funding complementing the federal funds. One senior administration official said the $8.6 billion in additional funding, combined with the money Trump is attempting to redirect with his national emergency declaration, would allow the White House to complete at least 1,160km of barriers - a figure that has always been a White House goal. Read More »

Jaguar That Attacked Woman at Arizona Zoo Won't Be Put Down

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The woman, whose identity has not been released, also made an apparent effort to remove blame from the animal, saying she was not "attacked". After this latest jaguar incident, people immediately began raising concerns about the fate of the jaguar, but the zoo responded quickly to quell those fears. Read More »

S. Korea’s military closely tracking Pyongyang for possible ‘missile launch’

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Trump began pushing last week in response to reports of activity at the Tongchang-ri rocket launch site. "I would rather not get into the specifics on that", he said. Kim said the military is analyzing related matters and is open to various possibilities, including the North potentially preparing to launch a missile, but refused to elaborate further. Read More »

Body of Tom Ballard found on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

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The two climbers who were attempting to scale Pakistan's Nanga Parbat went missing two weeks ago. Officials confirmed the two "shapes" are the bodies of the missing climbers, reports the BBC . The pair last made contact on February 24 from an elevation of around 20,700ft (6,300m) on Nanga Parbat. "A part of them will always remain on Nanga Parbat". Read More »

UK Hunt warns of no Brexit, EU urges a clear decision

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On Friday, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier publicly announced his latest proposal: a mechanism to allow the United Kingdom to unilaterally exit the customs union, but only if the backstop continues to apply to Northern Ireland . Read More »

I purposely called Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Tim Apple'

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It wasn't the first time that Trump mangled the last name of a business executive. People immediately called out the slip of the tongue on Twitter, and Cook even poked fun at the president the next day by updating his Twitter profile by replacing his last name with the Apple logo . Read More »

Diver Describes Miraculous Escape After Being Almost Swallowed by Whale

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Rainer Schimpf seen in the mouth of the Bryde's whale off Port Elizabeth , South Africa , in February. "I'm sure it was a surprise for the whale as well", he told ABC News. Bryde Whales are known to grow up to 55 feet in length and are typically found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. They hunt krill, shrimp, crabs, herring, sardines, mackerel and anchovies among other fish, lunging towards their prey and often skimming the surface of the seas in search of food. Read More »

Cohen ‘Directly Asked For Pardon,’ Lied To Congress

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However, the veracity of Cohen's testimony about asking for "never" asking for a pardon was somewhat contradicted by his current lawyer, Lanny Davis, who released a statement Thursday noting that Cohen had expressed interest in a presidential pardon after the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched his home last April. Read More »

Japanese, 116, is oldest living person

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Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903, the same year the Wright brothers achieved powered flight. Media reports said the elderly lady is usually up by 6 a.m. Japanese people tend to exhibit longevity and dominate supercentenarian lists , and make up five out of ten of the world's oldest living people. Read More »

Trump to seek another 8.6 billion USA dollars for border wall

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The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again. Russ Vought, acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said in a statement the proposal "embodies fiscal responsibility" and "shows that we can return to fiscal sanity without halting our economic resurgence". Read More »

Shamima Begum: Sajid Javid criticised as baby dies

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The Dutch man who married a British teenager after she ran away to join the Islamic State group says he wants to return home to the Netherlands with Shamima Begum and their newborn son. Begum went on to make media appearances, shocking Britons, and her family, when she at times defended the Islamic State. As the BBC reports , the Home Office refused to comment on individual cases, adding that decisions to strip citizenships were "evidence-based and not taken lightly". Read More »

Met Office issues yellow weather warnings for snow and wind across Wales

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The Met Office has issued a snow warning for the north-east. The risk of hail and thunder will also increase towards morning. However, this time, it's valid for the entire country - and it involved snow and ice . Temperatures are not likely to get much above 10 or 11C - but with the wind chill, this could feel more like 6 to 8C. A slight reprieve in conditions is expected on Monday, but the Met Office has issued two further yellow weather warnings for wind later in the week. Read More »

Time for A Change

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Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., introduced matching legislation in the House. California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin are among the states talking about staying on standard time permanently. State assembly member Kansen Chu, a Democrat who represents San Jose and other communities in the heart of Silicon Valley, has introduced year-round DST legislation that is now making its way through two committees. Read More »

Maryland court reinstates Adnan Syed's murder conviction

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In a blog post, he wrote , "We are devastated by the Court of Appeals' decision but we will not give up on Adnan Syed ", though he acknowledged that the "obstacles to getting a new trial are simply too great". The Case Against Adnan Syed premieres Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO , HBO GO, and HBO NOW. "From the perspective of the defendant, there is no stronger evidence than an alibi witness", Brown said on Friday. Read More »

Kim Jong-nam murder: suspect Siti Aisyah released after charge dropped

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They have said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a television show. "I still believe that North Korea had something to do with it". It said Aisyah's plight was raised in "every bilateral Indonesia-Malaysia meeting, both at the President's level, the Vice-President and regular meetings of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and other Ministers with their Malaysian partners". Read More »

Ethiopian airliner crash: 2 Nigerians among casualties

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THEWILL gathered that Adesanmi, a Professor of English, is also a Canadian citizen while Bashua holds a United Nations passport. The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning shortly after leaving Addis Ababa for Nairobi in Kenya. Read More »

WARMINGTON: MP Ahmed Hussen stands by his boss despite SNC-Lavalin affair

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Wilson-Raybould had always demonstrated as long as I've known her, is that she listens to different points of view and in the end makes her decision. What the hell? You are doing business in Libya and you are not bribing?" said Robert Bothwell, a professor of Canadian history and global relations at the University of Toronto . Read More »

Indonesia offers to help Ethiopia probe plane crash

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The Ethiopian Airlines jet was delivered in November previous year and the airline tweeted it had undergone rigorous first check maintenance. The Office of Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed condoled with families of those that could have lost their lives in the incident. Read More »

Jaguar attacks woman attempting to take selfie at Arizona zoo

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An eye witness told CNN that he saw the woman's arm trapped in the jaguar's claws, and the animals teeth had dug into the flesh. The animal was in its enclosure the entire time, the zoo pointed out. The zoo tweeted a statement saying paramedics were called at the request of the woman's family, and at no point was the jaguar out of its enclosure. Read More »

UK to give jailed British-Iranian aid worker diplomatic protection

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He said the step was a signal that "Tehran's behaviour is totally wrong". Hunt was asked by BBC radio if he would now summon Iran's ambassador, take Iran to an global court, or impose sanctions. According to the BBC's diplomatic correspondent James Landale, her new legal status will not force Iran to change the way it treats her. She has also been banned from seeing an outside psychiatrist, it said. Read More »

Back deal or Brexit may never happen: Theresa May to MPs

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However, Northern Ireland would remain in the EU's trade orbit to prevent the need for any customs checks on the border with EU-member Ireland. Mr Hunt said there was now "wind in the sails" of the opponents of Brexit and that it would be "devastating" for the Conservatives if they failed to deliver on their commitment to take Britain out of the EU. Read More »

AP, T'gana to go to polls on April 11..

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The J&K assembly's six-year term was to end on March 16, 2021, but it got dissolved after the ruling coalition between the PDP and the BJP fell apart. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls , the BJP had won a landslide majority to form its government at the Centre after a gap of 10 years. There were almost 60 lakh "NOTA" votes. Read More »

Abandoned tents, foxholes left behind by ISIS in Syria

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The area has been under attack since September by the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces who in recent weeks have advanced on the town from three sides, besieging it. It is unclear how many people remain inside, but the SDF has been surprised by the seemingly endless exodus from the final jihadist redoubt. Those surrendering were among more than 2,000 people who left Baghouz on Wednesday in the latest evacuation, transported by trucks to a patch of desert where they are questioned, ... Read More »

Venezuela blackout plunges most of country into darkness

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Police overnight had blocked the demonstration's organizers from setting up a stage at the site of the rally, opposition legislators said via Twitter . Valeria Castillo, a 43-year-old actress, told Al Jazeera she briefly "escaped" her home where she takes care of her ailing parents to attend an opposition rally in the capital. Read More »

Algeria sends students home early amid Bouteflika protests

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The wave of protests was triggered by the announcement last month that Mr Bouteflika would seek a fifth term in office in April's election. 08 de marzo de 2019, 16:46Argel, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Algerians took to the streets of this capital and other cities of the country to demonstrate peacefully against a fifth term of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Read More »

Lawyers: Watts Killed Wife Over Threat to Keep Him From Kids

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Phil on Tuesday , before the Colorado Bureau of Investigation publicly released the information. A Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife in their bed before driving her body and their two daughters to a worksite where he smothered the girls with a blanket, according to records of an interview he gave police from prison. Read More »

Trump calls House resolution 'disgraceful'

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However, that sort of excusing deference and laughable benefit of the doubt appear to be reserved for Omar; in the past, Pelosi has used President Trump's words and actions most definitely to define his actual beliefs. The resolution passed 407-to-23 on Thursday, with Omar lauding its smooth sail. On " America's Newsroom " Friday, Zeldin said that the resolution should have named specific names and that Omar should have lost her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Read More »

International Wome's Day; Women Bang Pots and Pans in Madrid

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The earliest Women's Day observance, called "National Woman's Day, was held on February 28, 1909, in NY, organized by socialists in the United States of America". The minister called for more women "in leadership positions in every profession ", and pledged to "value the caring professions and do more to combat domestic violence, especially against women". Read More »

Some states making moves to opt out of daylight saving time

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We used it again from 1942-45 during World War II. No, seriously. The idea was thrown around and unofficially observed for years, but was officially enacted for the first time during WWI - March 19, 1918 - as a way to conserve coal. The agency also says it prevents traffic injuries - an argument opponents disagree with. Chu said he became interested in the time change issue when he heard about health risks associated with moving the clocks forward and back. Read More »

Trump claims Cohen ‘directly’ asked for a pardon

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Cohen last week gave dramatic testimony to the US Congressional House Oversight Committee about the president, during which he accused him of being a "racist", "conman" and a "cheat". In a complaint filed in a NY state court in Manhattan, Cohen said the Trump Organization refused to indemnify him after it became clear he would cooperate with investigations into his work for the organization. Read More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir calls on PM Imran Khan

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In the meantime, a country's sovereignty and territorial integrity should be fully respected. "China calls on Pakistan and India to refrain from taking actions that aggravate the situation, show goodwill and flexibility, launch dialogue as soon as possible, and work together to maintain regional peace and stability", he said. Read More »

Rusty's ALERT DAY Forecast - Brutal cold with risky wind chills

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Sunday night until 10 a.m. Monday morning. With temperatures in the single digits and wind chills well below zero Monday morning, many metro school districts are delaying or cancelling classes. We are still watching records closely starting Monday morning. As for actual temperature Monday, the high is expected to be near 8 degrees with a slight chance of flurries after midnight and a low around 2 degrees. Read More »

Absconding diamond businessman Nirav Modi tracked down in London

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To this too he says: "No comment". In the video, a healthy Modi has grown a handlebar moustache. Hitting out at the government, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a video message, "Today, the fugitive diamantaire "chota Modi" Nirav Modi has been traced to London - living a luxurious life in a Rs 75 crore flat and wearing a jacket worth 10,000 British Pound". Read More »