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  • Trump takes on Google in complaints about social media

    August 28, 2018 2:45 PM 25

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news. Trump recently has made similar complaints about the issue, which has been making the rounds in conservative media. The president

  • Pope apologises for ‘crimes’ against Irish women, babies

    August 27, 2018 2:43 PM 14

    DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the “crimes” of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials didn’t respond with compassion, truth or justice to the many children and women who were abused over generations. Francis was interrupted by applause from the crowd of 300,000 as he read the apology out loud at the start

  • For McCain, a cross-country funeral procession in the works

    August 27, 2018 4:31 AM 13

    Two former presidents are expected to speak at Senator John McCain's service, and he will lie in state in both the nation's capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the US Naval Academy, according to plans that began to take shape yesterday. McCain had long feuded with President Donald Trump, and two White

  • Letter: Vatican knew about disgraced archbishop's behaviour

    August 27, 2018 4:31 AM 14

    The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States accused senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed but was made a cardinal regardless. The letter, an extraordinary allegation from a one-time Holy See diplomat, also accuses

  • Two who received experimental Ebola treatment in Congo recover

    August 26, 2018 4:27 AM 10

    Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played. The head of the World Health Organisation yesterday congratulated Congo's government for making several experimental treatments available in this Ebola

  • Hurricane Lane dumps torrential on Hawaii, 5 rescued from flooded home

    August 24, 2018 2:29 PM 7

    HONOLULU (AP) — Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barrelled north after dumping nearly 2 feet of rain on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island. Emergency crews rescued five California tourists from a home they were renting in Hilo after

  • Sex workers knock on doors for political candidate

    August 24, 2018 5:00 AM 3

    Sex workers and people sympathetic to their cause recently knocked on more than 600 doors in New York City while campaigning for a political candidate seeking to decriminalise prostitution. Their work on behalf of Democratic state Senate candidate Julia Salazar is part of an activism trend in the sex work community. Part of Salazar's criminal justice

  • Trump speaks out about Africa again, and many cringe

    August 24, 2018 5:00 AM 7

    By now, many Africans know to cringe whenever Trump and their continent are mentioned together. It's happened again. In a tweet containing inaccurate comments, President Donald Trump said he had instructed his secretary of state to "closely study" alleged land seizures from white farmers in South Africa. The issue is racially divisive almost a quarter-century

  • Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Venezuela, felt in Trinidad, Grenada

    August 21, 2018 10:16 PM 6

    Venezuela was this afternoon hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake which has affected the northern part of the country. The quake, which occurred around 4:30, had originally measured 6.7 but was later upgraded to 7.0 by the United States Geological Survey. The quake, which was centred near the town of Guiria, was felt as far away as the capital, Caracas

  • Former Trump campaign chairman found guilty on tax fraud charges

    August 21, 2018 8:51 PM 8

    A jury has reportedly found Paul Manafort guilty on at least five counts of felony tax fraud charges. Manafort worked for several months as President Donald Trump's campaign chairman during the 2016 election. Special counsel Robert Mueller brought 18 charges related to tax evasion and bank fraud against Manafort, based on evidence that his team uncovered