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Pope 'committed to stopping sexual abuse of nuns'

Pope 'committed to stopping sexual abuse of nuns' The piece encouraged nuns to report their abusers, while also admitting that the problem of abuse by priests was neither new nor rare - citing the Pope's own words to explain how it was entrenched in the very structure of the Church. "Must we do more? Yes!" In the past year, The Associated Press and other media have reported on cases of abused nuns in India, Africa, Europe and South Americ... [Full Article...]

Pentagon walks back Trump idea of using Iraq base to counter Iran

Pentagon walks back Trump idea of using Iraq base to counter Iran Testifying before Congress today, just hours before Trump's State of the Union address , US Central Command chief Joseph Votel said that the Pentagon's mission focusing on the defeat of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS) had not changed despite the administration's focus on curtailing Iran's use of Shiite proxy groups in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Google's new Chrome extension can detect unsafe login credentials

Google's new Chrome extension can detect unsafe login credentials While the Password Checkup extension can help detect if a user's credentials have been compromised, they could still be vulnerable if a user has signed into other apps and sites with Google. Password Checkup addresses all of these requirements by using multiple rounds of hashing, k-anonymity, private information retrieval, and a technique called blinding. [Full Article...]

Memory stick found in frozen seal faeces in New Zealand

Memory stick found in frozen seal faeces in New Zealand NIWA discovered a USB stick among the bones, feathers and seaweed in a slab of poo "the size of two bread rolls". And researchers would be happy to hand the drive over to the original owner, ideally in exchange for some fresh feces to study. [Full Article...]

She Thought a Ghost Was Stealing Her Clothes. Not Quite

Put my hand on the knob and I'm like 'who's in here.' And somebody answers me. In December 2018, Maddie and her roommate said they arrived home to their same apartment, a students-only building near campus, to discover two odd men in their living room. [Full Article...]

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on anniversary of revolution

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on anniversary of revolution The European statement said they expected Iran to swiftly implement all elements of its FATF action plan. Iran has expanded its missile programme, particularly its ballistic missiles, in defiance of opposition from the United States and expressions of concern by European countries. [Full Article...]

Leak of President Trump's schedules a 'disgraceful breach of trust': White House

Leak of President Trump's schedules a 'disgraceful breach of trust': White House Instead, he in the residence, watching TV, reading the newspapers, tweeting, and phoning aides, members of Congress, friends, administration officials and informal advisers, the news website reported. arrival in the Oval Office. 'While he spends much of his average day in scheduled meetings, events, and calls, there is time to allow for a more creative environment that has helped make him the mo... [Full Article...]

Taliban Demand New Constitution For Afghanistan At Rare Talks In Russia

Taliban Demand New Constitution For Afghanistan At Rare Talks In Russia The Taliban's longtime negotiator, Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, who has taken part in all rounds of discussions between the insurgents and Khalilzad among other U.S. Going into the negotiating room in Moscow on February 5, Stanikzai did not respond to questions from journalists about the Taliban's position on direct talks with an intra-Afghan delegation - saying that "comments will come later". [Full Article...]

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in hot water over call with Jeremy Corbyn

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in hot water over call with Jeremy Corbyn Archila, who's a member of Ocasio-Cortez's congressional district and an immigrant, is the co-executive director at the Center for Popular Democracy. "We can not and will not move forward without deep fellowship and leadership with the Jewish community", she said. [Full Article...]

Korean Diplomats Meet ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

Korean Diplomats Meet ahead of Trump-Kim Summit The US special envoy for North Korea will head to Pyongyang tomorrow for talks with his counterpart ahead of a much-anticipated second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un . North Korea has said it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States first removes any threat to it. "I think he's also exhausted of going through what he's going through", said ... [Full Article...]

At least seven die after train derailment in India

At least seven die after train derailment in India The cause of the accident has yet to be identified. She said that three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were carrying out rescue and relief operations and an inquiry has been ordered into the cause of derailment. Prima facie cause of Seemanchal Express accident is rail fracture of CMS X-Ing at Barauni end of station yard, said Rajesh Kumar, CPRO, East Central Railways (ECR... [Full Article...]

'Brussels MUST listen!' Arlene Foster warns European Union plot could BACKFIRE

'Brussels MUST listen!' Arlene Foster warns European Union plot could BACKFIRE Yet, those same Brexit supporters are displeased with how Prime Minister Theresa May has handled the negotiations in Brussels. In Westminster, the working group bringing together Tories from both sides of the party was continuing efforts to agree an alternative to the backstop. [Full Article...]

Nissan told to told to reapply for United Kingdom funds

Nissan told to told to reapply for United Kingdom funds The automaker's decision is a blow to the government, which in 2016 offered Nissan incentives to stay in Britain. "You will understand of course that this figure will be subject to business cases being developed, which are independently assessed, and the usual processes of due diligence". [Full Article...]

USA troops do not have permission to 'watch Iran', says Baghdad

USA troops do not have permission to 'watch Iran', says Baghdad The report said that when USA troops withdraw, it is "unclear what would occur with the Manbij agreement". "We're going to keep watching and we're going to keep seeing and if there's trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we're going to know it before they do", he asserted. [Full Article...]

11-Year-Old, Bullied For Last Name "Trump", Invited To President's Speech

11-Year-Old, Bullied For Last Name At 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Wednesday) before a joint session of Congress, Trump will likely stir contention with remarks on immigration policy, after his demand for $5.7 billion in wall funds triggered a historic 35-day partial government shutdown that more than half of Americans blamed him for, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. [Full Article...]

Pope arrives at Abu Dhabi church ahead of Mass

Pope arrives at Abu Dhabi church ahead of Mass Francis' visit, 800 years after his peace-loving namesake St Francis of Assisi visited an Egyptian sultan, marked the culmination of years of Holy See efforts to improve relations with the Muslim world after they hit a low during the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI. [Full Article...]

Do Racist Pictures In Yearbook Actually Show Ralph Northam?

Do Racist Pictures In Yearbook Actually Show Ralph Northam? He dressed as Michael Jackson for a dance contest in San Antonio. The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus declared that Northam "still does not understand the seriousness of his actions". "The "Virginia Way" charges us to put people ahead of politics, and to leave this place better than we found it". On Wednesday morning, Northam went on WTOP-FM to defend a Virginia abortion bill that... [Full Article...]

Seven people dead in Paris fire

Seven people dead in Paris fire One other person was in life-threatening condition and at least 31 others were injured, including six firefighters, authorities said. A fire service spokesman told the AFP news agency: "The toll could still increase because the fire is still in progress on the 7th and 8th floors". [Full Article...]

Winter weather advisory issued for McHenry County

Winter weather advisory issued for McHenry County Hazardous winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and icy surfaces due to freezing rain are anticipated. Environment Canada has issued the statement in anticipation of freezing rain Tuesday overnight into Wednesday morning. On Feb. 1, it was -18.8 C all the way up to Sunday's temperatures of 10 C. Sunday's temps weren't quite a record though: two years ago yesterday, temperatures hit 13... [Full Article...]

Pompeo at United Nations calls Maduro regime in Venezuela 'illegitimate mafia state'

Pompeo at United Nations calls Maduro regime in Venezuela 'illegitimate mafia state' Russian Federation opposes the request and has accused Washington of backing a coup attempt, placing Venezuela at the heart of a growing geopolitical duel. President Maduro was sworn into power for a second term earlier this month, but there has been global pressure for a new vote after claims of vote-rigging. [Full Article...]


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