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Oral Sex, Then Holy Water: Report Documents Abuse by Priests

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him. Those children are among the victims of roughly ...

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Venezuela crisis: Maduro to curb fuel subsidies

Venezuela's president says prices must rise to stop fuel smugglers cheating the country of millions.

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The Interpreter: Turkey’s Crisis Exposes the Perils of Strongman Rule

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be going down the same ill-fated path that was taken by the failed authoritarian leaders of Venezuela and ...

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After Drownings, South Africa Vows to Fix Pit Toilets in Schools

A crisis in South African school’s sanitation systems has stirred outrage about corruption and severe inequality.

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The student trying to solve the food waste crisis

Has a 23-year-old engineering student come up with an invention that could tackle food waste problems?

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HAIR HATE: Halsey slams critics who called her natural hair a wig

Halsey has been vocal about claiming her bi-racial ethnicity but some of her fans and more than few haters seems to have a hard time grasping the ...

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A German Opera Spotlights the Refugee Crisis, With Refugees

“Moses,” a production by the Bavarian State Opera’s youth program, brings together a cast of teenage refugees, children of immigrants and Germans.

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Trump Doubles Tariffs on Turkish Steel, Aluminum Imports

U.S. President Donald Trump further escalated tensions with Turkey Friday by announcing a sharp increase in tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in an early morning post on Twitter. In announcing 20 percent tariffs on aluminum and 50 percent tariffs on steel, Trump said "the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong ...

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Aral Sea Dispatch: How a Disappearing Sea Became a Town’s Main Attraction

When a port loses its water, it’s not much of a port anymore. But it just might become a booming tourist destination because “a lot of people want to see an ecological crisis.”

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Zimbabwe election crisis: MDC's Tendai Biti in court

Tendai Biti is accused of inciting violence after rejecting the president's election victory.

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Is Turkey heading for an economic crisis?

A weak currency, high borrowing, and falling share prices point to long-term economic problems for Turkey.

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Tense Calm in Nicaragua as Fears for the Future Grow

A political crisis that started in April is forcing Nicaraguans to seek asylum in neighboring countries like Costa Rica. Thousands are leaving their country. Meanwhile, the White House and U.S. Congress have warned the government to respect human ...

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Conflicting Reports About Talks on US Pastor Detained in Turkey

Reports out of Turkey say a diplomatic delegation has already left and is set to visit Washington this week for discussions about the ongoing detention of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson. The U.S. State Department could not confirm that such a meeting is planned. The conflicting reports come at a time of escalating U.S.-Turkish tensions, which are ...

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Venezuela crisis: Brazil briefly shuts border to migrants

The border is open again after an order to turn away fleeing Venezuelan migrants was overturned.

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The art scene in Zaatari Refugee Camp

It might not be dominating headlines so regularly anymore, but the Syrian refugee crisis is far from over. There are now more displaced people around the world than since records began. The UNHCR reported in 2014 that increasing numbers of refugees, ...

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Venezuela Is in Crisis but Its President Might Be Stronger for It

A drone attack shows how President Nicolás Maduro not only can weather chaos, but also can harness it to consolidate power.

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Mexico's New Leader: 'Nobody Will Threaten Us' with Wall

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed Monday his country would not be threatened by a wall, in a thinly veiled rebuke to U.S. ...

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‘There’s No Law’: Political Crisis Sends Nicaraguans Fleeing

Dread and anxiety pervade the Central American country after a crackdown by Daniel Ortega’s government.

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Cory Booker slams Trump for his ‘moral vandalism’ in wake of more media attacks from the White House

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) took aim at President’s Donald Trump’s unrelenting attacks on the media, calling out his behavior as “moral vandalism." The post Cory Booker slams Trump for his ‘moral vandalism’ in wake of more media attacks from the White House appeared first on theGrio.

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Dying babies and no doctors: A look inside a Yemeni hospital

A health system broken by war is incapable of caring for the victims of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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British ‘fake news’ committee says democracy is facing a crisis

A parliamentary committee says the government response should include making tech companies legally liable and subject to algorithm audits.

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Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

A Kuwaiti Instagram influencer has slammed new laws requiring a weekly day off for Filipino domestic workers, drawing the ire of social media users.

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After Trump slams Iran’s president, Iranian officials accuse him of ‘psychological warfare’

The bitter exchange has united different factions in Iran, including hard-liners.

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British ‘fake news’ committee says democracy is facing a crisis

A parliamentary committee says the government response should include making tech companies legally liable and subject to algorithm audits.

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Papua New Guinea makes a drama out of a TB crisis

With low levels of literacy, Papua New Guinea has been using drama to deliver health messages about stopping tuberculosis.

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