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A Staggering 7% Of Australian Catholic Priests Abused Children, Commission Finds

In total, according to the data it compiled, around 4,444 sexual abuse cases were reported to Church authorities. The average age when children were allegedly abused was 10.5 years old for girls and 11.5 years old for boys. Fifteen public hearings have been conducted into Catholic Church authorities since the commission started in 2013 and nearly 390,000 documents have been produced to the commission in that time.

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Washington state, Minnesota, 97 tech companies file to fight Trump's travel ban

Justice Department to file its briefs by 6 p.m. EST Monday. The president's order is meant to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people. "He is the chief executive of our country". Trump's order is "fully consistent with statutory law that's been enacted by Congress", Pence said, adding that it is frustrating to see a judge in Washington state conducting federal policy.

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Patriots' Super Bowl win bodes ill for the stock market

One the Patriots came all the way back, the result felt like a foregone conclusion. It was a spectacular catch, one in the same class as Tyree's, which helped end the Patriots' quest for a flawless season in 2008. By the end of the first half, Brady was rattled. New England's entire season was based on a comeback. It's awful. It's one of the worst feelings ever.

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Macron targets Marine Le Pen as Fillon edges towards exit

At a rally in Lyon , Le Pen told a crowd of thousands of supporters, "What is at stake in this election.is whether France can still be a free nation", Le Pen said. Le Pen announced a 144-point platform to give "freedom" back to the people. No more euro currency, European Union or open borders. The National Front's firm stance against immigration, particularly by Muslims, has been welcomed by many on those on the Right who believe the West's cultural foundations are threatened by an influx ...

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Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Launched at Rs. 4.58 Lacs!

Stay tuned. More updates coming soon. South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor has strapped a new and bigger diesel engine to its flagship compact, i10 Grand that competes with Swift; Maruti's blockbuster hatchback, as both the models remain bestseller in India's highly competitive small auto market.

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Sasikala Natarajan elected as New Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu: AIADMK

Reports said that the swearing-in ceremony will be held on Thursday. Thanks for all your support. Chennai : Students pay tribute to the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at their school premises in Chennai in this photograph taken on December 9.

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See Trump's border wall in controversial pro-immigration Super Bowl ad

For mainstream viewers, ads like Apple's "1984" (1984), Budweiser's "Frogs" (1995) and Old Spice's "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" (2010) have been far more memorable than the big games. Thankfully, you can watch them all in a single playlist. It was a building materials company that made what will prove to be one of the most controversial - or at least talked-about - ads from Sunday night's Super Bowl game.

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Super Bowl 51: New England Patriots Win Super Bowl in Thrilling Overtime

The Falcons are aiming to win for the first time. While so many were expecting a shootout, a scoreless first quarter in the Super Bowl is nothing new for Tom Brady. President Trump bailed on his Super Bowl party. Last year, nearly 115 million people watched the game on television. "For many years, more people have watched for the premiere of A-level advertising".

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Afghan consulate official gunned down by guard in Karachi

At least one person was killed when firing took place inside the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Clifton area of Karachi on Monday afternoon. Both the officials say the motive behind the killing is not yet known.

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Afghan civilians killed, 7920 wounded in 2016: UNAMA

Secretary-General's Special Representative to Afghanistan and head of the UNAMA, said in a press release . A total of 3,498 civilians were killed in the conflict and 7,920 were wounded in 2016, a combined increase of 3 percent over the previous year, United Nations investigators said in an annual summary issued on Monday.

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Iran says U.S. missile allegations "baseless"

Smith, director of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. "Different types of domestically produced radar and missile systems, command and control centres, and cyber warfare systems will be used in this exercise", it said.

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President Trump Making First Florida Visit Since Taking Office as Protest Planned

Everyone looked like they were having a blast, especially Melania. Across the Intracoastal Waterway, organizers of an anti-Trump demonstration say they expect 2,000 protesters to show up Saturday afternoon for a 2.4-mile march beginning at the Trump Plaza in downtown West Palm Beach.

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New Sanctions Are Also a Response to Iran's Funding of Terrorism

The Treasury Department has announced new sanctions against Iran after the regime performed a ballistic missile test earlier this week. In a statement released earlier today, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who yesterday said Iran was being put " on notice " over a ballistic missile test that appeared to violate the United Nations security council resolution that endorsed the Iran deal, said the sanctions were a response to a pattern of behavior from Iran .

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Fire at east China foot massage parlor kills 18

It was extinguished in less than two hours. People were seen jumping from the windows. Eight lost their lives in the fire, while another 10 died in hospital. Just last month, 7 people perished in a fire at an elderly care facility. President Xi Jinping had called on the authorities to take immediate steps to ensure accidents do not happen, but still the country continues to witness such mishaps.

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Russia, Turkey, Iran Begin Second Round Of Syria Talks

ASTANA Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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Trump agrees to attend North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in May

More than 40 persons lost their lives and 10.000 militants and civilians died in the last two years in Eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, the European allies expressed their fear that the only state leader who might become advantaged by Trump's policy is Vladimir Putin.

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Delhi: Two cops injured in shootout with wanted Criminal in Nehru place

In the shootout, two personnel were also injured. Police was chasing the criminals from Eros hotel in New Delhi . The shootout occurred in the early morning of Monday when Akbar and his accomplice Asif fired at the police team. Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya told IANS that the police retaliated after the criminal gang started firing to avoid their arrest. Two policemen were hit but escaped injuries as they were wearing bullet-proof vests, Baaniya said.

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Iran goes ahead with exercise to test missile and radar systems

The sanctions, which affect 13 people and 12 companies, came after the U.S. said Iran was "officially on notice " after the test. Iranian Foreign Minister on Thursday dismissed a USA security official's remarks about Iran's recent missile test as "baseless", official IRNA news agency reported .

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Australia's biggest ever cocaine haul was found on this yacht

This is the largest cocaine haul ever seized in a single operation in Australia and is over 400 kg greater than the previous record of 938 kg in Western Australia state in 2001, they said. "Our officers based in Brisbane have been doggedly pursuing this matter since 2014". "It also highlights the importance of our close working relationships with our local and internal law enforcement partners - without which this operation could not have succeeded".

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Ukrainian Rebels Say Commander Killed in Car Bombing

Lugansk People's Militia commander Oleg Anashchenko died early Saturday, according to the rebels. Militia spokesman Andrei Marochko accused Ukrainian special services of causing the explosion. Russian Federation and Ukraine, along with the rebels on Wednesday, signed up to calls for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Avdiivka by Sunday.

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More actions to come against Iran, Senate Foreign Relations chair says

The US said the sanctions were part of the Treasury's "ongoing efforts to counter Iranian malign activity overseas that is outside the scope of a nuclear deal". "This is not the first time that an inexperienced person has threatened Iran", Velayati said. On Friday morning, Trump accused Iran of " playing with fire ".

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In shift, Donald Trump warns Israel against new settlements

The warning by the new man in the White House that new Israeli settlement activity could potentially hamper the peace process is a new and welcomed stance by President Donald Trump. Settlements in both the West Bank and east Jerusalem are viewed as illegal under worldwide law and major stumbling blocks to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians want for their own state.

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Queen becomes first monarch to celebrate Sapphire Jubilee

As for her, it's a sombre moment in which she reflects on her father's death. A 41-gun salute will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park at noon. The Queen attended a church service at St Peter and St Paul in West Newton in Norfolk on Sunday (5 February) and was given flowers by well-wishers.

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Romanian government officially repeals controversial graft decree

Corrupt procurement practices are rife in Romania's public sector, particularly hospitals, and prosecutors say they stand to get worse under a decree that the Social Democrats - voted back into office in December - issued on February 1. Friday's protest in the capital, which drew around 100,000 people, saw effigies of government officials in prison fatigues and a coffin marked "Romanian justice" paraded through the crowds to jeers.

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Iran tests missiles just one day after United States sanctions

The sanctions have drawn an angry response from Tehran , which had said that the missile test had not breached the Iran nuclear deal, which was reached with with Obama administration and other world leaders in 2015. The White House first sounded a warning earlier this week. Mr Trump said during his election campaign that he would stop Iran's missile program. For its part, Iran has urged the United States not to overreact to the tests.

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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte scraps peace talks with communists

Duterte's bloody war on drugs has killed at least 7,080 people as of January 31, or seven months since the President took office. According to the letter, the government's anti-narcotics campaign is a "reign of terror in many places of the poor".

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Nigeria's president requests extended medical leave

The notice of the extension was contained in a letter dispatched to the National Assembly. While the nation awaits his return, Mohammed said in a statement on Sunday, that the reports attributed to him claiming that the President won't return because of faulty aircraft, was false.

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Romania's government repeals corruption decree

Romania has been mired in a wave of protests since Tuesday after the government approved two decrees issued by the country's Justice Ministry. But critics say the main beneficiary will be PSD leader Liviu Dragnea , now on trial for alleged abuse of power, as well as other left-wing politicians.

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Mattis downplays United States military moves in South China Sea

Mattis cited the deployment of a US missile-defense system known by its acronym Thaad in South Korea as a sign of Washington's commitment to protect the South Korean people and the roughly 28,500 USA troops stationed in the country. Mattis' comment was widely interpreted as a warning to China, which claims the Senkakus as Diaoyu and regularly sends government ships and airplanes to patrol the sea around them.

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George HW Bush does coin flip at Super Bowl 51

His flip resulted in tails, a victory for the Falcons, who deferred to the second half. The Super Bowl this year is in Houston, Bush's home state, making it easier for him to attend. "When he sets a goal out there on the horizon, it's nearly like he wills himself to achieve it", Jim McGrath, a spokesperson for the family, told the Houston Chronicle .

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Tehran Vows 'Reciprocal Action' After US Imposes Fresh Sanctions Over Missile Test

Eight of the individuals were listed as Iranian citizens, three appear to be Chinese, and two Arab. "As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice", he told reporters in his first appearance in the White House press briefing room.

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Romania scraps corruption decree amid huge protests

Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea , barred from political office due to a conviction for vote-rigging, denied on his Facebook page that his party had organized the anti-Iohannis protest. On Saturday, Grindeanu said that the penal code still had to be fixed but that a bill would be sent to parliament "as soon as possible" and the proposed 200,000-lei limit would probably be scrapped.

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Jamat-ud-Dawa's new face holds pro-Kashmir freedom rallies across Pakistan

He said the brutality, which had continued unabated in the past seven months, had not, however, dampened the resolve of Kashmiri youth to secure their right of self determination. "Pakistan is our neighbour". Pakistan, he said, "strongly condemns the systemic state terrorism and brutal killings of the innocent people of Kashmir by Indian forces".

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Central Intelligence Agency deputy supervised jail torture

Declassified CIA embassy cables specify that Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times in a month, had his head slammed against a wall during that time, and that he was sleep deprived while being kept in a "large box". Black sites were secret locations outside the U.S. where the Central Intelligence Agency used various techniques for interrogating suspects. According to press reports , a draft of the Executive Order also asserts it is in "the interests of the United States" to maintain ...

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Cameroon, Egypt exceed expectations to set up final showdown

Among the heroes of their progress to the final are two players who won their first caps a year ago, defender Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui , scorer of two key goals in the tournament, and Danish-based striker Christian Bassogog . For Ghana, often tipped for the title or among the top contenders, it was another miserable experience at the African championship. Coach Avram Grant's team threw everything at Cameroon in the last 20 minutes after Ngadeu's goal but just couldn't break through.


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