Top Vatican cleric Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex crimes

Pell's 5-year mandate was due to expire this month, and Francis had not been expected to renew it. Pell's lawyer Robert Richter argued for a lenient sentence. Pell was wearing his full robes - though not his staff or pointed bishops' hat - at the t... More..

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Deeply disturbed to know high civilian deaths in Afghanistan
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Deeply disturbed to know high civilian deaths in Afghanistan

The uptick in violence in 2018 coincides with a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by the "deliberate targeting of civilians", according to the report , mostly stemming from suicide attacks by...More..

Iran's Rouhani rejects Foreign Minister Zarif's resignation
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Iran's Rouhani rejects Foreign Minister Zarif's resignation

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Revolutionary Guard commanders in Tehran , Iran, September 18, 2016...More..

Zalmay Khalilzad meets Taliban leader
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Zalmay Khalilzad meets Taliban leader

The remarks come as US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad last week called on the Afghan government to form an inclusive and national negotiating team in order to move forw...More..

Michael Cohen testifies before Congress
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Michael Cohen testifies before Congress

Gaetz's despicable lies and personal smears, except to say we trust that his colleagues in the House, both Republicans and Democrats, will repudiate his words and his conduct", Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, sa...More..

by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Cardinal Pell behind bars in Australia after child sex conviction

Pell remains on bail and is due to return to court for the start of his sentencing hearing on February 27. "Cardinal Pell has become an unpopular figure in Australia , a convenient scapegoat for the abuse sc...More..

Venezuelan military deserters willing to return to fight Maduro
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Venezuelan military deserters willing to return to fight Maduro

Guaido was in Colombia for a meeting of the Lima Group of nations after a weekend of violent border clashes in which Venezuela's opposition largely failed to break Maduro's blockade against humanitarian aid...More..

Strong, damaging winds expected until the evening; Thousands of power outages reported
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Strong, damaging winds expected until the evening; Thousands of power outages reported

Strong to damaging winds are expected, which will likely blow down large tree limbs, trees and power lines. Very strong northwest winds will persist this afternoon, and slowly diminish into early this evening. ...More..

Bernie Sanders' Top Campaign Strategists Quit
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Top Campaign Strategists Quit

This week, Elizabeth Warren took things a step further by telling supporters in an email that she would be skipping private fundraisers and phone calls seeking money from wealthy donors. Sanders' flights - ...More..

Toxic bootleg alcohol kills at least 99 people
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Toxic bootleg alcohol kills at least 99 people

According to a police source though three arrests have been made, the main accused Jitu Sonowal and his brother Rajesh Sonowal who were the distributors of the adulterated liquor at Bajalikota, are absconding. ...More..

Wales basks in record temperatures
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wales basks in record temperatures

A new February record temperatures has been set for the United Kingdom, with 20.3C being recorded in Wales. Ireland could experience "potentially record-breaking temperatures" in parts of Connacht, Met Éirean...More..

Republican Mark Harris Won't Run In New North Carolina House Election
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Republican Mark Harris Won't Run In New North Carolina House Election

U.S. President Donald Trump greets Mark Harris , Republican candidate from North Carolina's 9th Congressional district, in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., October 26, 2018. But then the state declined to ce...More..

After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

The report, which was unusual even by the typically aggressive style of Russian TV, was broadcast on Sunday evening. Two targets included in the list were the Pentagon and Camp David. The Kremlin told Reute...More..

by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Killed in Cairo Railway Station Fire

Inside, the train's charred engine could be seen tilted to one side next to a platform. " I was standing on the platform and I saw the train speed into the barrier , " bystander Mina Ghaly added. Egypt's rail...More..

Expectations low as Trump looks for win in NKorea summit
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Expectations low as Trump looks for win in NKorea summit

He also showed up at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, where he danced in front of an appalled North Korean cheer squad before security hauled him away. "I'm not in a rush", he said. Trump is set to me...More..

India says it shot down one Pakistan fighter jet
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

India says it shot down one Pakistan fighter jet

The claim came a little over 24 hours after Delhi said it had struck a Jaish-e-Mohammad training camp near Balakot where it said militants were preparing for imminent terrorist attacks. Local police officia...More..

IAF aircraft crashes in Jammu and Kashmirs Budgam district, one dead
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

IAF aircraft crashes in Jammu and Kashmirs Budgam district, one dead

Now we have responded, he said. An Indian warplane has crashed in disputed Kashmir one day after an air strike hit insurgents inside Pakistan. This was an act of self-defence and the inbuilt message was that ...More..

Iran’s President Praises FM Zarif for Standing against US
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Iran’s President Praises FM Zarif for Standing against US

Zarif's resignation comes amid heightened tension between Iran and the United States, which reimposed sanctions on the Iranian economy in the fall. His remarks are believed to be linked to his absence in tw...More..

Trump announces 'A Salute to America' for July 4th
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Trump announces 'A Salute to America' for July 4th

Although Trump didn't detail how the event would be executed or whether existing annual events would still be on, he did call his proposal "a salute to America " and said "it could be a very exciting day". Thi...More..

India Strikes Inside Pakistan After Deadly Kashmir Attack
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

India Strikes Inside Pakistan After Deadly Kashmir Attack

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi labelled the airstrikes an unwarranted "grave aggression by India ", and said Pakistan had a "right to respond". The strikes mark the first use of airpower by I...More..

US Man Gets $21 Million After 39 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

US Man Gets $21 Million After 39 Years Of Wrongful Imprisonment

He had always maintained his innocence but Craig Coley, 71, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1978 murder of his former partner, Rhonda Wicht, and her 4-year-old son, Donald. His co-workers...More..

Pastor Alph Lukau resurrects a dead man from his coffin
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pastor Alph Lukau resurrects a dead man from his coffin

We did not supply the coffin neither did we store the deceased at our mortuary and no paper work was processed by Kings and Queens Funerals. As Legit.ng reported earlier, Pastor Lukau became an online sensati...More..

Afghan civilian casualties hit record high in 2018: United Nations mission
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Afghan civilian casualties hit record high in 2018: United Nations mission

That's about a fifth of the U.N.'s tally. The key factors behind the increase were "a spike" in suicide attacks by militants and an increase in harm to civilians by aerial and search operations by Afghan and ...More..

Mother, daughter charged with slaying five family members in Pennsylvania
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mother, daughter charged with slaying five family members in Pennsylvania

Shana Decree, 45, and her daughter Dominique Decree, 19, are facing five homicide charges after the bodies - including those of three children - were discovered in a first-floor Morrisville apartment on Monday....More..

Theresa May offers MPs chance to delay Brexit
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Theresa May offers MPs chance to delay Brexit

Ministers will put down an anodyne motion, probably just noting that negotiations are ongoing, to which MPs will table amendments. The Prime Minister said that an extension of Article 50 beyond the end of Jun...More..

Michael Cohen Will Testify Trump Broke the Law While President
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Michael Cohen Will Testify Trump Broke the Law While President

Cohen also will make public some of Mr. Trump's private financial statements and allege that Mr. Trump at times inflated or deflated his net worth for business and personal purposes, including avoiding paying p...More..

Crackdown on illicit liquor in India as death toll over 100
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Crackdown on illicit liquor in India as death toll over 100

They have arrested 20 people, 12 of them in Golaghat and Jorhat districts. The first cases, reported Thursday evening, indicated most victims were tea garden workers, said Manoj Baruah, an official in Jorh...More..

Trump's former lawyer might present a 'chilling' testimony
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Trump's former lawyer might present a 'chilling' testimony

Wednesday he will appear in public before the House Oversight Committee, and then Thursday will be quizzed in a closed hearing of the House Intelligence Committee. Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis told ABC News that ...More..

Okinawa no vote wont delay US base move: Japan PM
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Okinawa no vote wont delay US base move: Japan PM

Work is already underway to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from Ginowan to Henoko - a coastal area in the northeastern part of the main island. The relocation of the Futenma base to Nago, 50...More..

Snake on a Plane: Stowaway Hitches Ride in Tourist's Shoe
by | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Snake on a Plane: Stowaway Hitches Ride in Tourist's Shoe

A few days later, upon her return home to Scotland , she got an even bigger scare when she unpacked a pair of shoes. and the snake was inside one of them. Upon discovering the snake, Boxall brought her shoe ...More..