• Cardinal George Pell continues to fight historical sexual offence charges
Cardinal George Pell continues to fight historical sexual offence charges

The number and exact nature of the charges have not been made public. The proposed trial arrangements would run for a total period of 10 weeks, the court heard. The Vatican later announced that O'Brien would not continue his duties of a cardinal. He did not participate in the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis.

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  • 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air

To try and tackle the air pollution crisis that's now facing the capital, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has introduced a number of tough new measures including the T-charge which charges the most polluting types of auto that wish to drive through the city.

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  • Backed alliance launches 'final' battle against IS in east Syria
Backed alliance launches 'final' battle against IS in east Syria

The strikes took place in an area where USA -backed and Kurdish-led forces are fighting to drive IS from some of the last pockets of territory it controls. "As the President said in remarks with President Emmanuel Macron of France, we will ensure that there is a strong and lasting footprint in Syria such that ISIS can not return and populations lib...

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  • Soldier From Colorado Killed In Action Overseas
Soldier From Colorado Killed In Action Overseas

The death occurred during a bloody day in Afghanistan in which 31 people, including 10 journalists, were killed in twin bombings targeting civilians in Kabul, and a suicide bombing targeted a military convoy in Kandahar province, wounding eight Romanian service members and killing numerous children who were nearby, coalition military officials said...

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  • Morocco cuts tie with Iran over support for rebels
Morocco cuts tie with Iran over support for rebels

Speaking to reporters in the Moroccan capital Rabat, Bourita added that his country had made a decision to close its embassy in Tehran and asked Iran's ambassador to leave the country. Although the two countries resumed their bilateral relations in 2014, ties between the nations were never stable, due to the fact that Tehran historically supported ...

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  • Father of Parkland victim sues former SRO
Father of Parkland victim sues former SRO

A father whose daughter was killed in the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the armed deputy who stayed outside the school building during the attack. "Allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are pat...

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  • Teen Accused of Cultural Appropriation for Wearing Chinese Dress to Prom
Teen Accused of Cultural Appropriation for Wearing Chinese Dress to Prom

She's tried to take something from the experience by learing more about Chinese culture and history as well as about the pros and cons of social media, according to the Post. "I've told myself, 'You know, I've done nothing wrong.' This had a great intent to it, and the meaning behind it is very important. Disgusting", tweeted David Masson-Weyl.

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  • New Zealand government proposes online shopping
New Zealand government proposes online shopping "Amazon tax"

The group recommended an offshore supplier registration model to collect GST, although Cullen said there was a risk GST wouldn't be collected by unregistered sellers. "I think if you were an investor, you'd still be much more comfortable backing some of these online operators rather than traditional bricks and mortar retail".

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  • Senate candidate hits McConnell as 'cocaine Mitch'
Senate candidate hits McConnell as 'cocaine Mitch'

This represents a pretty remote attribution of druggie associations for McConnell - not to mention a deadly insult to Trump administration Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao , Mitch's wife - but is apparently meant to reinforce Blankenship's general claim that his Kentuckian enemy is in the thrall of China .

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  • All Indian households to have electricity connection this year
All Indian households to have electricity connection this year

Asked if it was fair to take credit for electrification when 97 per cent of it was already done and only 18,000 villages remained, Mr Singh said the government ended up connecting more than 20,000 villages after the figure was revised. With electricity reaching all 597,464 census villages on Saturday, the government's focus is now on providing elec...

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  • We're 'Seriously Thinking' of Sixth Military Branch Called 'Space Force'
We're 'Seriously Thinking' of Sixth Military Branch Called 'Space Force'

As president-elect, Trump attended the 117th rivalry game between West Point and the Naval Academy, which resulted in Army snapping Navy's 14-game winning streak in the annual rivalry. But despite support from House Armed Services Committee leaders - including Chairman Mac Thornberry, a Texas Republican - the plan was nixed from the final version...

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  • Buffalo's coldest April since World War II in the books
Buffalo's coldest April since World War II in the books

Barely more than two weeks ago, the high was 27, and Sunday morning's low was just 33 degrees. Now that temperatures have warmed, those snowstorms have turned to thunderstorms. There were 23 days that ran colder than average, including a pair of double-digit below-normal temperature stretches that brought overnight lows in the low 20s and daytime...

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  • Uprooted… Macron's oak tree for Trump vanishes
Uprooted… Macron's oak tree for Trump vanishes

Mr Trump set a May 12 deadline for the USA and Europe to address issues that aren't covered in the nuclear deal, and Iran has "considered a variety of responses for any decision that the United States is going to make", according to its website .

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  • Lord Kilclooney denies being racist over Varadkar tweet
Lord Kilclooney denies being racist over Varadkar tweet

Kilclooney later added: "I wanted to highlight that, unlike native Irish PMs, he had contravened the normal courtesies of visiting the United Kingdom and I certainly have succeeded". "It is deliberate, calculated disrespect", she wrote. The former Ulster Unionist deputy leader denied being racist after making the comment about Mr Varadkar on Mo...

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  • Pruitt Aide at EPA Resigns
Pruitt Aide at EPA Resigns

Nearly immediately thereafter, Pruitt appointed him to lead the EPA's effort to prioritize and streamline the Superfund program . Perrotta is scheduled to be interviewed by the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday as part of the committee's probe of Pruitt's alleged conduct.

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  • Gay marriage cake bakers 'forced to act against their beliefs'
Gay marriage cake bakers 'forced to act against their beliefs'

Local news outlet Irish News reported that the family's lawyer told the five justices hearing the case today in the Supreme Court: "Mr. and Mrs. McArthur have been penalized by the state, in the form of the judgment, for failing to create and provide a product bearing an explicit slogan "Support Gay Marriage " to which they have an objection of ...

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  • UN Security Council condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan
UN Security Council condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

Monday marked the bloodiest day for journalists in a long time: At least nine were killed and half a dozen wounded in a double suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital. Publicly, US officials have presented an optimistic view of the situation in Afghanistan. Last year, RSF ranked Afghanistan the third most unsafe country in the world for journa...

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  • North Korea will merge time zones with South starting May 5
North Korea will merge time zones with South starting May 5

We're going to be very different ... Kim told Moon that he "isn't the type of person" to use nuclear weapons, and he had no reason to "live in difficulties" because of his arsenal if he can build trust with the U.S., South Korean presidential spokesperson Yoon Young-chan told reporters in Seoul on Sunday.

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  • Facebook Bug Asks Users, 'Does This Post Contain Hate Speech?'
Facebook Bug Asks Users, 'Does This Post Contain Hate Speech?'

Earlier today, Facebook users began reporting that questionnaires had been attached to innocuous posts, asking them if they considered the content of the posts to be "hate speech". "What the heck Facebook?" Here's an example.and I'm not sure, but those onions look a little aggressive and hateful don't you think? Many immediately questioned if the...

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  • Bengal SEC reviews poll security
Bengal SEC reviews poll security

Justice Talukdar had earlier asked the state election commission to finalise the poll schedule after holding "meaningful discussions" with all the major stakeholders. So why a one-day poll now? BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said, "We had pointed out from the beginning how democracy had been throttled by the ruling regime".

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  • Rosenstein: Justice Dept. Won't be 'Extorted' by Congress
Rosenstein: Justice Dept. Won't be 'Extorted' by Congress

Rosenstein appointed Mueller to the position. The impeachment draft states that Mr. Rosenstein "failed to enforce multiple laws" including "improper authorization of searches and electronic surveillance" under FISA and failing to act on behalf of the Attorney General by "failing to demonstrate probable cause to believe the targets of surveillan...

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  • Paul McCartney, Metallica headlining 2018 ACL
Paul McCartney, Metallica headlining 2018 ACL

When the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup dropped for their 2018 edition, you could hear the collective community by way of their jaws dropping to the floor. Buzzworthy artists including Brockhampton, Rezz, Greta Van Fleet (Weekend One), San Holo, Gryffin , and Sofi Tukker (Weekend One) will electrify audiences, while Prince's legend...

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  • Border patrol agents find an abandoned duffel bag -- with a tige
Border patrol agents find an abandoned duffel bag -- with a tige

Smugglers left behind a live tiger cub in a duffel bag when they fled back to Mexico after attempting to cross the Rio Grande into Texas. According to CNN, CBP agents were responding to an illegal border crossing where a baby tiger was found in a bag.

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  • Netanyahu given power to wage war without Israeli cabinet approval
Netanyahu given power to wage war without Israeli cabinet approval

He also announced that delegations from France , Germany and Britain will pay a visit to Israel this weekend. And by most credible accounts, the plan of action is working as intended. Mr Netanyahu referred to a secret Iranian nuclear project, codenamed "Amad", which he said had been shelved in 2003, but he said work in the field had continued.

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  • EU Says Iran 'complying' with Nuclear Deal despite Israeli Claims
EU Says Iran 'complying' with Nuclear Deal despite Israeli Claims

And it's a frightful agreement for the United States ", Trump said. "It's interesting that the nuclear arms race that I predicted would unfold once this deal was signed because everybody knew that they were just kicking the can forward for a few years and as time passes Iran will get a nuclear arsenal", he added.

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