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She told the newspaper she can no longer listen to public statements about the deep concern in the Church for abuse victims when the Vatican refuses to even acknowledge their letters. "Quite frankly, the clerical world does not understand what this is all about". She said she had pledged when she joined the commission that she would quit the moment she felt "what was happening behind closed doors was in conflict with what was being said to the public".
  • Deputy Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In US Airstrike

    Deputy Al-Qaeda Leader Killed In US Airstrike

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    Deputy to present leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Masri has always been wanted by the US for his role in the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The grassroots volunteer organization Syrian Observatory for Human rights also reported his death, but there has been no official word released by al-Qaeda.
  • Taliban man shot police as they slept

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    Bloodied corpses of the policemen were strewn around the checkpoint, many of them shot from close range, witnesses said, in a setback for Afghan forces before what is expected to be another fierce spring fighting season. But a Helmand police official made no mention of a Taliban infiltrator in his comments on the attack. In a similar incident last September, two Afghan soldiers with suspected Taliban links killed at least 12 of their comrades as they slept in the volatile northern province ...
  • French Scholar Almost Deported at US Airport

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    Authorities wrongfully detained a French Jewish Holocaust scholar at the Houston worldwide airport earlier this month and almost deported him. While Customs and Border Protection officials have stayed mum, a $2,000 honorarium due to Rousso appears to have been a source of confusion, the New York Times reports.
  • Russia, China veto resolution on Syrian chemical weapons use

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    It was the Kremlin's seventh Security Council veto in defence of President Bashar Assad of Syria over the war that has torn his country apart for almost six years. After a sarin gas attack on a suburb of Damascus in August 2013, Moscow and Washington struck a deal to force Assad to sign the chemical weapons treaty and dismantle his stockpile of the poisonous munitions under global supervision.
  • Almost 100-year-old woman fulfills bucket list wish to get arrested

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    Oh, and she's handcuffed. She had told her family she always wanted to experience what it would be like to be jailed and so they put the weird request to cops. Many people thanked the police for helping Annie live out her dream. She looks like the happiest person to get jailed ever. They clearly thought it was a hilarious request and wanted to help make it a day Annie would always remember.
  • Iran test-fires two missile amid U.S. sanctions

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    He did not unveil any details about the missile. The last stage of the massive naval drill codenamed Velayat 95 is now underway on southern waters covering an area of two million square kilometers all the way from the Strait of Hurmuz, the Sea of Oman, North Indian Ocean and Bab-el-Mandeb to 10° latitudes.
  • Iraqi army makes advances in western Mosul as thousands flee fighting

    Iraqi army makes advances in western Mosul as thousands flee fighting

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    Backed by aerial support from the US-led coaltion, Iraqi forces launched a new push into Mosul from the west after declaring the other side of the city "fully liberated". The cars used in those attacks, including one on a market in Baghdad's south-western Bayaa neighbourhood this month that killed at least 45 people, had been rigged with explosives in Bukamal and Husaybah, on the Iraqi side of the border, Iraqi officials said.
  • Saudi Foreign Minister makes surprise visit to Baghdad

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    His visit also came as the Iraqi security forces backed by anti-IS worldwide coalition are carrying out a major offensive to drive out the militants from their major stronghold of Mosul. The Saudi minister praised Baghdad for its worldwide stance, saying that " the whole region is heading toward compromise and Saudi Arabia sees Iraq as an important player to have on its side ".
  • Full military ties restored between Australia, Indonesia

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    Jokowi said the first issue for Indonesia was the removal of all Australian barriers to the import of Indonesian palm oil and paper. In return, Indonesian pesticide and herbicide producers would also benefit from the elimination of the Australian import tariff on chemicals "coming from Indonesian suppliers".
  • South Africa: Xenophobic Attacks Prompt Angry Backlash in Nigeria

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    Nigerian demonstrators n to the South African embassy in Abuja to protest anti-immigrant violence and urge South African authorities to take action to protect foreign nationals. South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini told FRANCE 24 that more than 10 buildings in both Rosettenville and Pretoria had been attacked since the protests began.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation 'totally unable to stop national security leakers'

    Federal Bureau of Investigation 'totally unable to stop national security leakers'

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    If they wouldn't publicly refute the story , he wanted them to dismiss it in talks with reporters on background. White House officials said FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told Mr. However, GOP respondents are far less supportive of investigations than are Democrats and independents. He said that "as we speak today, immigration officers are finding gang members, drug dealers and criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out".