Church cardinals urge end of ‘homosexual agenda’

Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have called for an end of the “plague of the homosexual agenda”, urging bishops to end their complicity and silence over cases of sexual abuse. Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller say the Church has wrongly blamed the abuse of power by priests as the main …

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Graham vows probe after McCabe interview on Trump

The chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee has vowed to investigate allegations that top FBI and justice department officials discussed ways to remove President Trump from office. Senator Lindsey Graham said the claims were an “attempted bureaucratic coup”. Ex-acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein …

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Four India soldiers killed in Kashmir gun battle

Four soldiers have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in a gun battle with militants, police say. The encounter occurred in Pulwama district, where more than 40 Indian soldiers were killed in a suicide attack on Thursday. A civilian was also killed in the shootout as Indian troops launched a search …

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French media execs accused of cyber-bullying feminists

Several French media executives have been suspended or fired for allegedly co-ordinating online harassment through a private Facebook group. The largely-male League du LOL (League of LOL) targeted women writers and feminist activists among others. Dozens of people have shared their experience of cyber-bullying by the group since it was …

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UN official blasts Buhari over top judge’s suspension

A UN judicial expert says the Nigerian President broke international rules when he recently suspended the country’s Chief Justice. President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen last month over allegations that the judge had failed to declare his assets. The UN special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego …

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Two Kenyan Airways planes collide at Nairobi airport

Two Kenya Airways planes collided Saturday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The Embraer planes collided while undergoing maintenance, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Director-General Gilbert Kibe said. No injuries were reported. Captain Kibe said airport safety officials are investigating the incident. “We will find out what went wrong and we …

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