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Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick Defrocked Over Sex Abuse Allegations
February 17, 2019
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Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick Defrocked Over Sex Abuse Allegations

VATICAN CITY: Disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood following allegations against him, including sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said on Saturday. McCarrick, who in July became the first Roman Catholic prelate in nearly 100 years to lose the title of cardinal,...

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Myanmar Court Sentences Two To Death For Muslim Lawyer’s Murder
February 16, 2019
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Myanmar Court Sentences Two To Death For Muslim Lawyer’s Murder

YANGON: Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large. Ko Ni, whose work and faith made him a target of hate speech online by Buddhist nationalists, was...

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War Kills Over 100,000 Babies A Year: Save the Children
February 15, 2019
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War Kills Over 100,000 Babies A Year: Save the Children

MUNICH, Germany: At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday. In the 10 worst-hit countries, a conservative estimate of 550,000 infants died as a result of fighting between 2013 and 2017. They succumbed to war and...

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Argentines Protest In Push For ‘Food Emergency’ Declaration
February 14, 2019
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Argentines Protest In Push For ‘Food Emergency’ Declaration

BUENOS AIRES: Thousands took to the streets in 50 Argentine cities and towns Wednesday demanding that the government declare a “food emergency” and put an end to suffocating price increases. “We are losing work, food, education, housing… it’s desperation that is emerging among our people,” said Osvaldo Ulacio,...

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Palestinian Dies Of Wounds After Israel Border Fire, Said Gaza ministry
February 13, 2019
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Palestinian Dies Of Wounds After Israel Border Fire, Said Gaza ministry

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian teenager died Tuesday four days after he was hit by an Israeli tear gas canister during clashes along the Gaza border, the Hamas-run enclave’s health ministry said. Hassan Nofel, 17, was hit in the face with a tear gas canister on Friday during a protest east of Al-Bureij in central Gaza, the ministry...

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Lawnmower Racing Scares Grass In Finland
February 12, 2019
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Lawnmower Racing Scares Grass In Finland

LAVIA, Finland: In a country like Finland, where the grass is covered in snow for months of the year, what do you do with your lawnmower? For some, the answer is to race it around a frozen lake – battling sleet, slush and icy fingers in a 12-hour test of endurance. On a recent sleeting Feb day, 39 teams of lawnmower racing...

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Imran Khan Cites Malaysia’s Tourism Success At WGS
February 11, 2019
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Imran Khan Cites Malaysia’s Tourism Success At WGS

DUBAI: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has cited the success story of Malaysia’s tourism sector and its contribution to the economy at the World Government Summit 2019 here. “Pakistan has the best tourism potential. At the moment we hardly have any tourism compared with other countries.” “Malaysia for instance with...

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Accident Involving UN Armored Vehicle Kills Four In Haiti
February 10, 2019
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Accident Involving UN Armored Vehicle Kills Four In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE: A traffic accident involving a United Nations armored vehicle killed four people and injured nine in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, according to police and the UN. The vehicle of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) lost the use of its brakes while driving in the capital and collided...

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