• Pope compares Church sexual abuse, corruption to excrement, victims say
Pope compares Church sexual abuse, corruption to excrement, victims say

They are asking him to publicly state that their mothers had done nothing wrong and to encourage reconciliation between all unwed mothers, many of them now aged, who were forced by society and the church to give up their children. The country has since undergone fundamental social change, becoming more secular - electing a gay prime minister and vo...

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  • Pakistan disputes USA account of Pompeo-Khan phone call
Pakistan disputes USA account of Pompeo-Khan phone call

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan , chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks to members of media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad , Pakistan, July 25, 2018. "Peace in Afghanistan is vital for peace in Pakistan", he said , adding that President Ashraf Ghani had started a pe...

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  • Zimbabwe's Chamisa rejects court judgment confirming Mnangagwa president
Zimbabwe's Chamisa rejects court judgment confirming Mnangagwa president

Mnangagwa applauded the nine-member Constitutional Court led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba, which unanimously ruled in his favor. The Constitutional Court has dismissed with costs an application by the MDC Alliance to have the declaration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the victor of the July 30 Presidential elections set aside.

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  • United Kingdom warns of red tape, card charges in 'no-deal' Brexit
United Kingdom warns of red tape, card charges in 'no-deal' Brexit

There are five basic scenarios for the outcome of the negotiations, according to the think tank, but under the Article 50 exit rules, there is a built in likelihood of no deal. In a document detailing contingency planning if Britain leaves the European Union in March with no transition deal, the government said unilateral action on several fronts...

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  • Liberal leadership crisis: Peter Dutton attempts second strike on Malcolm Turnbull's leadership
Liberal leadership crisis: Peter Dutton attempts second strike on Malcolm Turnbull's leadership

It's a new era of political instability that most Australians hate. Mr Turnbull threw down his own challenge after Peter Dutton demanded another vote this morning, telling Liberals who want him gone to reveal themselves as he set a deadline of midday on Friday for the second leadership challenge of the week.

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  • Donald Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again
Donald Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again

In a news briefing on Tuesday, spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said of Trump's announcement of a possible second meeting with Kim that Washington-Pyongyang relations appear to be gaining speed. "I would consider it if they do something that would be good for us". Bolton is known for his strong backing Israel and his hostility to the Jewish state's key ...

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  • Takeaways from the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts
Takeaways from the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts

Trump was not mentioned by name in United States District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday but Cohen told a judge the payments to the two women were "at the direction of the candidate, ' and 'for the principal goal of influencing the election" for president in 2016.

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  • White House Counsel cooperates with Russia investigation
White House Counsel cooperates with Russia investigation

While her comments seem hypocritical on the surface, one could argue that she is actually the flawless person to speak about how harmful social media can be as she's married to the most notorious cyberbully there is and has a firsthand perspective on the negative impacts.

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  • Accused killer of Iowa college student appears in court
Accused killer of Iowa college student appears in court

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation special agent Rick Rahn said authorities believe this was a "premeditated' attack", writes Fox News . This undated photo released by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation shows Mollie Tibbetts , a University of Iowa student who was reported missing from her hometown in the eastern Iowa city of Bro...

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  • Afghan forces free 149 people taken hostage by Taliban
Afghan forces free 149 people taken hostage by Taliban

The ambush came despite Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's announcement of a conditional cease-fire with the Taliban during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha this week. Speaking during a gathering to mark the 99th Independence Day of Afghanistan , President Ghani said the government announces ceasefire with the Taliban, starting from Monday until E...

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  • Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for pinnacle of Hajj pilgrimage
Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for pinnacle of Hajj pilgrimage

Wearing the simple white garb of the pilgrim, most of the faithful began moving on Sunday from Makkah to the nearby Mina valley to perform the main ritual of Hajj on Monday. An official at Saudi Arabia's Hajj ministry said a group of Qataris had already arrived for the pilgrimage, which will run from Sunday to Friday, 24 August, but he did no...

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  • Trump Speechwriter Fired After For Attending White Nationalist Event In 2016
Trump Speechwriter Fired After For Attending White Nationalist Event In 2016

But McGahn, who as White House counsel is not the president's personal lawyer, has repeatedly made clear to the president that his role is as a protector of the presidency, not of Trump personally. Trump upbraided the press for supposedly fixating on the Mueller investigation and said it should focus more energy on the corruption of Democrats.

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  • Heavy smoke remains in Yakima Valley, air quality
Heavy smoke remains in Yakima Valley, air quality "hazardous"

Haze and smoke from western wildfires fills the air over downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. "Purple is very unhealthy and purple is hazardous". Until then, air quality levels can be expected to oscillate between unhealthy and moderate. Thick smoke blanketing British Columbia communities far from any flames - including Vancouver wh...

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  • Manafort judge alludes to 'threats' in not releasing jurors' names
Manafort judge alludes to 'threats' in not releasing jurors' names

This week, Trump refused to say to reporters whether he might consider pardoning his former campaign manager if he were convicted of the criminal tax evasion charges he faces, but did offer some thoughts on the charges against Manafort. He added: "When you look at what is going on, I think it's a very sad day for our country". A Manafort acquitta...

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  • Truth isn't truth, says Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Russian Federation probe
Truth isn't truth, says Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Russian Federation probe

He ultimately cooperated with prosecutors and helped bring down the Nixon presidency, though he served a prison term for obstruction of justice. The Times published the story Saturday, drawing an angry response from the president on Twitter .

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  • Bodies found as floods recede in India’s Kerala
Bodies found as floods recede in India’s Kerala

Rescuers fear the death toll will rise as they reach areas nearly entirely underwater.Thousands remain trapped - often without food or water - in towns and villages cut off by the floods, and heavy rain forecast in coming days threatens to compound the disaster.

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  • Blacks need not apply for jobs in the Trump administration, Omarosa claims
Blacks need not apply for jobs in the Trump administration, Omarosa claims

Omarosa worked with Trump both pre and post-presidency, making her memoir, Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House, highly anticipated. She also said people of color were not given a chance to enter the White House - which seemed to have literally become such, inside and out - and were "rejected over and over".

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  • Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction
Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

Mr Putin will attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister, Karin Kneissl, to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger at a vineyard in Styria state. Peskov said Putin said "quite a long toast in German in which he said he was thankful and happy that he got a chance to visit the hospitable Austria".

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  • Kerala floods: Rescue efforts step up as rains begin to ease
Kerala floods: Rescue efforts step up as rains begin to ease

Several people are stranded in buildings in various districts. Many have seen no help for days and can only be reached by boat or helicopter. Officials pleaded for more help as the stranded people were waiting to be rescued. Mobile phones are not reachable. The Indian Express newspaper reported that state legislator Saji Cherian begged fo...

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  • Officials confirm 34 as confirmed death toll in yesterday's attack in Kabul
Officials confirm 34 as confirmed death toll in yesterday's attack in Kabul

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted an educational centre in Kabul , leaving 34 students dead. The group's Amaq news agency claimed the responsibility by issuing short statement on Thursday.

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  • Slain Colorado pregnant wife painted rosy picture of married life on Facebook
Slain Colorado pregnant wife painted rosy picture of married life on Facebook

Monday after they returned from a work trip, and watched her go into the house. A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation confirmed those details to 9Wants to Know. "Nobody was here", Watts said. Watts and her daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were reported missing Monday. "I just want them to come back", Watt...

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  • Pentagon Announces Military Parade Will Be Postponed Until Next Year
Pentagon Announces Military Parade Will Be Postponed Until Next Year

Council chairman Phil Mendelson, another Democrat, also tweeted. United States media were quick to highlight how the ballooning costs stood in contrast to his concern about the expense of conducting joint military exercises with South Korea.

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  • Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away
Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Mr Vajpayee suffered a stroke in 2009 and retreated from public view. Innumerable, leaders of the party including Prime minister Narendra Modi, home minister Rajnath Singh, Yogi Adityanath, Devendra Fadnavis and LK Advani gathered together at the party headquarters to pay tribute to the late charismatic leader.

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  • Trump's Russian Federation denial 'hogwash', blasts Brennan
Trump's Russian Federation denial 'hogwash', blasts Brennan

Brennan, now a commentator for NBC and MSNBC, has been a persistent Trump critic and defender of the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election to favor him. Also on the list: fired FBI special agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Russian Federation investigation o...

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  • The Country Just Got Much Closer to Having Its First Transgender Governor
The Country Just Got Much Closer to Having Its First Transgender Governor

She enjoys name recognition as the former David Hallquist, the onetime chief executive of the Vermont Electric Cooperative who publicly transitioned to a female identity while leading the power utility in 2015. The first-term governor, who was elected in 2016 and is facing a primary challenge, saw his stock plummet between the first and second quar...

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