Catholic officials warn ex-seminarians over sex claims

Catholic officials warn ex-seminarians over sex claims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic officials in Italy have threatened former altar boys of the pope with criminal defamation charges for having publicly accused an older seminarian of sexual misconduct when they lived together at the youth seminary inside the Vatican gardens. … [Read more...]

Three U.N. peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed in joint operation

Three U.N. peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed in joint operation

Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded on Friday in an attack by unidentified assailants in northeastern Mali, the U.N. mission there said. The mission (MINUSMA) said the soldiers came under fire during a joint operation in the Menaka region near Mali's border with Niger where raids by jihadist groups, some with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, have spiked over the last year. "I … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Shooter Fired More Than 1,100 Rounds, Police Say

Gunman Stephen Paddock fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition during his attack on a Las Vegas country music festival last month, authorities said. … [Read more...]

Woman raises £200,000 for homeless man who rescued her with his last £15  

A New Jersey woman has helped raise more than $290,000 (£210,000) for a homeless man who spent his last $20 (£15) to help her get home when she became stranded. Kate McClure was driving to Philadelphia in October when she ran out of fuel and decided to leave her vehicle to walk to the nearest petrol station. “My heart was beating out of my chest,” she explained. “I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas … [Read more...]

Danish High Court finds 17-year old girl guilty of planning bomb attacks against schools -local media

A 17-year-old Danish girl who offered to fight for Islamic State was found guilty on Friday of planning bomb attacks at two schools, one of them Jewish, state broadcaster DR reported. The High Court ruling upholds a ruling in the Holbaek district court in May that found the girl - who was not named - guilty of attempted terrorism. … [Read more...]

Based On His Tweets, Here's What Donald Trump Was Thankful For This Year

It’s that time of year where families across America gather to eat an irrationally large dinner at an irrationally early hour and discuss what they’re most thankful for, like good health, new relationships, or― in the case of President Donald Trump― tax cuts and Sean Hannity’s ratings. … [Read more...]

Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God 'he' or 'the Lord' in bid to crack down on gendered language

The Church of Sweden is encouraging its clergy to use the gender-neutral term "God" instead of referring to the deity as "he" or "the Lord".  The decision was made on Thursday, wrapping up an eight-day meeting of the church's 251-member decision-making body. The decision will take effect on May 20 during Pentecost. It is the latest move by the national Evangelical Lutheran church to modernise its 31-year-old handbook setting out how services … [Read more...]

British Black Friday Was Once Again A Wonderfully Civilized Occasion

Shoppers in Britain appear to be shunning the chaos of Black Friday. … [Read more...]

The Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader seeks international help

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local): … [Read more...]

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Friday criticized the way Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been treated by "some Saudi circles", the first time he has appeared to direct blame at Riyadh over Hariri's resignation this month. Jumblatt also condemned Iranian "dictates", an apparent response to a statement by the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards this week that disarming of the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah was … [Read more...]

North Korea's wounded defector 'nice guy,' likes CSI: surgeon

By Josh Smith and Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said on Thursday. "He's a pretty nice guy," said lead surgeon John Cook-Jong Lee, who has been operating and caring for the 24-year-old. Oh has become a focus of worldwide attention after he was badly wounded by fellow North … [Read more...]

Inside the Amazon Black Friday pop-up that isn’t a shop

Today is Black Friday. Until very recently in Britain that didn't mean anything at all. We only knew about it as a violent, orgiastic display of capitalism from across the pond in which shoppers literally fought over getting a good deal on a microwave. Well, like it or not, it's landed. SEE ALSO: Put this durable suitcase at the top of your Black Friday shopping list And bringing Black Friday in a way they hope will negate the images of … [Read more...]

President Trump's Mar-A-Lago trips come at cost for locals

South Florida residents say the frequent presidential visits take a toll on the local economy. ABC News' Jordyn Phelps reports. … [Read more...]

Zimbabweans Prepare to Greet Their New President

Exuberant Zimbabweans converged on a stadium for the presidential inauguration Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980. … [Read more...]