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Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleads guilty in Mueller probe

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The deal allows Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington . The jury in Virginia found that Manafort hid millions of dollars he made in Ukraine to avoid paying taxes, and then lied to get loans when the political party that was paying him was ousted from power and the funding dried up. Read More »

Catholic Church admits 'shameful' legacy of abuse after study leaked

According to the report , some 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sex attack on 3,677 minors, German outlet Spiegel Online reported. The Vatican had no immediate comment on the Spiegel report. Francis will meet the presidents of the Catholic bishops conferences from around the world in the Vatican from February 21-24, according to a Vatican statement on Wednesday. Read More »

'Just not OK': Scott Morrison's unusual hip hop Twitter blunder

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In a press conference on Friday, the prime minister said the clip was just a "bit of fun". But others dismissed such criticism as overblown, or saw a fun side. 'You got a ten dollar bill, get your hands up!' The use of the song has got tongues wagging on Twitter, and most people are very confused. We anticipate Fatman Scoop's Be Faithful will move to the country's number one spot of most-requested dance floor song tonight, possibly knocking The Horses out of the top spot for the ... Read More »

Trump order threatens sanctions for interference in U.S

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To view the full article, register now. That report will then be turned over to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well as the Department of Homeland Security. The 45-day period is based on when interference is believed to have happened and not specifically tied to Election Day. "These are very sensitive, very risky operations". Read More »

Russian Federation knows real identity of men accused by United Kingdom over poisoning: Putin

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On September 12, President Vladimir Putin said that the "poisoners" were civilians and invited them to address the media themselves. "It will be better for everyone", he said on Wednesday. Responding to Mr Putin's comments on Wednesday the Prime Minister's official spokesman reiterated that the men were GRU officers "who used a devastatingly toxic illegal chemical weapon on the streets of our country". Read More »

Donald Trump´s autumn visit to Ireland in doubt

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar opposed extending an invitation to Mr Trump when he was a cabinet minister, but changed his mind when he became PM. In its announcement, the White House said the visit would serve to "renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations". "We hadn't known until just a couple of days ago that he was going to take the opportunity", he said. Read More »

Trump Administration Moved $10 Million From FEMA Budget to ICE

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Merkley has been a leading critic of the Trump administration's immigration policies, including the "zero tolerance" policy at the border that resulted in almost 3,000 children separated from their families. He also suggested that the financial pressure was linked to this month's announcement by the administration of new regulations created to enable expanded detention of families who cross into the US without legal status. Read More »

Gas explosions spark fires in dozens of homes in MA

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Authorities said an 18-year-old man has died after a house exploded amid gas explosions north of Boston , sending a chimney crashing into his auto . "Gas lines are now being depressurised", police said on Twitter, adding that "it will take some time ". Gas explosions have claimed lives and destroyed property around the U.S. Read More »

Manafort makes deal with Mueller to avoid another trial

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In addition to the witness tampering counts, Manafort had been formally charged with acting as an unregistered foreign agent, conspiring to launder money and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department about the nature of his work. Read More »

Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort 'close to plea deal with Mueller'

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Earlier, ABC News , citing three unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions, said Manafort had tentatively agreed to a plea deal and it was expected to be announced at a court hearing on Friday in Washington . The former Trump associate faces charges of obstruction of justice, money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent in his second trial in D.C. Read More »

How worldwide Diplomats showed up at Kofi Annan's funeral

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He said the last time he saw Mr. Annan was in March 2018, when the former worldwide diplomat came to "inform me, much to my discomfiture, that he could no longer continue to serve as Chancellor of Ghana's premier university, the University of Ghana, Legon, since he had served the two terms permitted by the statutes of the university". Read More »

Tourists flee as cliff face falls on to holiday beach

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Three people including at least one tourist were hurt Thursday following a landslide at Navagio beach on the island of Zante , one of Greece's most popular travel destinations, state agency ANA said. There were no people missing, one of the officials said but authorities were combing land and sea as a precaution, the official said. The rock was so large, it caused a small tsunami , with large waves crashing onto the beach . Read More »

Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz's Body Reaches Lahore, Funeral Tonight

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Her sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz will not be able to attend her funeral prayers in Lahore on account of corruption charges and arrest warrants levelled at them. Her funeral prayers will be held at the Sharif Medical City Ground in Lahore at 5 p.m. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples Party's delegations will attend the funeral prayers, Geo News reported. Read More »

Pope receives US Church leaders to discuss clerical sex abuse crisis

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The meeting was requested by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, after it was revealed that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick rose to his senior position despite known allegations of sexual misconduct. In a statement from the German bishops" conference, Bishop Ackermann said: "I regret that the study, which has remained confidential so far, and is the result of four years of research on the subject of "sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests, deacons and ... Read More »

China tells United Nations rights chief to respect its sovereignty

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For those who can read, they read out from a paper but for those who cannot, they said, "You can sing a song or tell a story and we will record you". "The detainees in political education camps are held without any due process rights - neither charged nor put on trial - and have no access to lawyers and family", the report said. Read More »

Queensland girl labelled 'brat' for refusing to stand for national anthem

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Harper was given detention at Kenmore South State School, and her parents said she had been threatened with suspension, though school officials deny the threat. But the child was attacked by politicians, including her state senator, Pauline Hanson , the leader of the rightwing One Nation party. While I agree that Harper's anthem boycott may have been largely in part due to conversations with her parents and a result of her upbringing, the truth of the matter is that Harper's courage ... Read More »

'Fake' Chemical Attack Filmed in Syria, Russian Military Claims

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Erdogan failed to secure a pledge for a ceasefire from Russian Federation and Iran, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main backers, at a trilateral summit in Tehran. The terrorist organization is controlling almost 60% of Idlib, the place where anti-Assad organisations deployed. Russia's recent threats over the Al-Tanf garrison, an area in eastern Syria where the United States maintains a small number of troops alongside rebel forces, are one indicator of the deteriorating relationship ... Read More »

Will Cuomo's Very Bad Weekend Hurt His Commanding Lead Over Nixon?

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Cuomo spent the first few days of September making daily announcements on infrastructure achievements, including the groundbreaking of a third track for the Long Island Rail Road, a new and brighter entrance to the beleaguered Penn Station, and last Friday, the opening of the final span of the Mario Cuomo Bridge, named after the governor's late father. Read More »

Mattis: US identified remains of 2 soldiers killed in Korean War

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Reuters reported that remains from the two identified troops are believed to have been recovered from a battle near the Chongchon River. "One of the reasons that we were able to identify them so quickly [was because their remains] were more complete than usual so it gave us more to look at and narrow down the identity with", Dr. Read More »

Rat Wipes $190M Off Restaurant Chain's Value

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But her husband, identified as Mr Ma, insisted she have a medical check-up first, Kankan News reported, according to the South China Morning Post . In all, the discovery of the rat had knocked about $190 million off the market value of the business, which is publicly traded in Hong Kong. Xiabu Xiabu and one of its rivals, Haidilao, have reported surging sales and an expanding network of restaurants. Read More »

Suu Kyi says handling of Rohingya could have been better

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The verdict elicited worldwide outrage as an attack on media freedom. "I don't think anybody has bothered to read the summary of the judge, it had to do with an Official Secrets Act ", she added. "We have tried to do everything within the framework of the law". "For the government, we have to be fair to all of them, even if the rest of the world is not interested", Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday. Read More »

Pope Francis Meets With US Church Leaders Over Clergy Sex Abuse

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Last week, one protester yelled "shame on you" at him, and another turned her back during a service. During the sex abuse scandal in Chile earlier this year, Pope Francis was forced to apologize for " errors in judgment " after calling accusations of cover-up against Bishop Juan Barros a "calumny" for years. Read More »

Pope Francis convokes world-wide meeting of bishops on abuse crisis

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In a press briefing Wednesday, Holy See spokesperson Paloma García Ovejero, said the February meeting would be on the "prevention of abuse of minors and vulnerable adults". Francis not only accepted Bransfield's resignation but also ordered the archbishop of Baltimore to oversee Bransfield's diocese temporarily and investigate "allegations of sexual harassment of adults against" Bransfield, the Baltimore Archdiocese said in a statement . Read More »

Russian bombers intercepted off Alaska coast for 2nd time this month

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Russian fighter jets were caught escorting two nuclear-capable bombers off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday - marking the second such incident this month, according to U.S. The incident did occur, however, within the U.S. Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends 200 miles off Alaska's coast. They did not fly into US or Canadian airspace. Read More »

Nine dead as vehicle ploughs into square in southern China

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An SUV entered Binjiang square in Hengyang city, Hunan province, at 7.40pm local time Wednesday (5.40pm AEST). Videos shared on Chinese social media showed the immediate aftermath of the attack. There was no mention of terrorism or any other motive. But the Chinese government has long anxious about the potential for extremists or separatist groups to carry out similar attacks. Read More »

Novelist who wrote ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ accused of murdering husband

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Nancy Crampton-Brophy - author of an essay titled " How to Murder Your Husband " - was arrested and charged with murdering her husband of 27 years earlier this month. Hutchinson said: 'She said that his side of the bedroom was haunting her'. His answer convinced me he was Mr Right. Please save phone calls for a few days until I can function, ' she added. Read More »