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Australia's Catholic Church 'should end celibacy' among clergy, inquiry says Australia's Catholic Church 'should end celibacy' among clergy, inquiry says
- December 15, 2017

In February 2017, the commission revealed 7% of Australian Catholic priests had been accused of abusing children inside religious institutions. The inquiry spanned religious, government, educational and professional organisations but heard many accounts alleging abuse cover-ups in the Australian Catholic Church , including allegations of moving priests suspected of abuse between parishes to avoid detection. (more...)
Firefighter killed while fighting Thomas Fire in Southern California Firefighter killed while fighting Thomas Fire in Southern California
- December 15, 2017

The Thomas Fire has charred about 242,500 acres and destroyed almost 1,000 structures since erupting north of Santa Paula 10 days ago, making it the fourth largest blaze in California history . Some evacuations were lifted and the risk to the agricultural city of Fillmore was diminishing. On the western side of the fire, the coastal communities of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria are under threat. (more...)
US House Speaker Paul Ryan mulling retirement after 2018 elections US House Speaker Paul Ryan mulling retirement after 2018 elections
- December 15, 2017

Politico said it interviewed three dozen people who knew Ryan - including lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists - and that "not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018". (more...)
Trump to NASA: Fly me (or some other guys) to the Moon Trump to NASA: Fly me (or some other guys) to the Moon
- December 15, 2017

Among those in attendance at the event was Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, the Apollo 17 astronaut who landed on the moon exactly 45 years ago on the last human lunar landing to date. With this, Trump is also putting the vision of former president George W. Bush back on the map. Experts across the space industry showed overwhelming support for the new directive, formally known as Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1). (more...)
World Bank sets up $4.5B climate change fund World Bank sets up $4.5B climate change fund
- December 15, 2017

Large companies, investors and national and local governments met in Paris on Tuesday to celebrate the second anniversary of the signing of the landmark 2015 agreement, which bound almost all developed and developing countries for the first time to keep global temperatures below 2C, the threshold scientists regard as the limit of safety. (more...)
PTI 'lauds' SC verdict in Imran, Tareen disqualification case PTI 'lauds' SC verdict in Imran, Tareen disqualification case
- December 15, 2017

Justices Faisal Arab, Nisar and Umar Ata Bandial had comprised the three-member bench which heard the case. While on the other hand, in the petition filed in November 2016 against Jahangir Tareen, Abbasi had accused him of not declaring his off-shore company. (more...)
China warns against war with North Korea China warns against war with North Korea
- December 15, 2017

Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in just days after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. Tillerson is to attend a U.N. Security Council ministerial meeting on North Korea in NY on Friday at which he plans to urge countries to maintain a US -led campaign to pressure Pyongyang to abandon its weapons programs through sanctions. (more...)
Canada makes good on threat to drop Boeing fighter deal Canada makes good on threat to drop Boeing fighter deal
- December 15, 2017

During the 2015 federal election, the Liberals declared that the controversial F-35 would not be a contender for the air force, a vow they have now overturned with their declaration Tuesday that "no firm will be excluded" from the competition. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi's mother votes in Gujarat election, prays for state's well-being PM Narendra Modi's mother votes in Gujarat election, prays for state's well-being
- December 15, 2017

Election officials in Gujarat are going through Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi's television interviews to see if any legal provisions related to the country's poll code were violated by the channels which aired them. A total of 851 candidates were in the fray for the second phase. PM Modi's mother, Heeraben, who is 97-year-old, also cast her vote today at a polling booth in Gandhinagar. (more...)
Ukraine leader welcomes EU's extension of sanctions on Russia Ukraine leader welcomes EU's extension of sanctions on Russia
- December 15, 2017

EU leaders on Thursday agreed to extend tough economic sanctions against Russian Federation over its meddling in Ukraine for six months, EU President Donald Tusk said. The EU-brokered Minsk peace agreement, backed by Moscow and Kiev, was first reached in late 2014 and then re-worked in early 2015 but is violated nearly daily. (more...)
Rajkummar Rao's Newton fails to make it to the Oscars Rajkummar Rao's Newton fails to make it to the Oscars
- December 15, 2017

According to the announcement, even Angelina Jolie's critically acclaimed film First They Killed My Father has not made the cut. Several of the films on the list, including " The Square " (Sweden), Ruben Ostlund's biting look at the art world, and " In the Fade ", a German thriller starring Diane Kruger, also earned Golden Globe nominations this week. (more...)
I was warned not to ask Trump questions at bill signing I was warned not to ask Trump questions at bill signing
- December 15, 2017

Fleischer, who served as White House press secretary under George W. Bush, said it's understandable that journalists sometimes make mistakes, but it's interesting that those mistakes all too often seem to be anti-President Trump. Acosta's question to President Trump was related to a controversial Tuesday tweet in which he blasted Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand-the President's detractors accused of being laden with sexual innuendo. (more...)
Two officers shot in St. Louis area Two officers shot in St. Louis area
- December 15, 2017

They were hit in the chest. Police were unable to locate the person related to the report, but they remained in the area overnight near a residence where they thought the shots potentially came from. He said the officers pepper sprayed the suspect when he started to stand up, and that the man then shot the officers from about 15 feet (4.5 meters) away. (more...)
Credit of FATA reforms bill is exclusively PML-N's: SAFRON minister Credit of FATA reforms bill is exclusively PML-N's: SAFRON minister
- December 15, 2017

Pakistan Peoples Party's Naveed Qamar had said the government was being blackmailed to not present the bill in Parliament. Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah, on a point of order, made it clear that opposition would become part of the proceedings when the government included the "Fata Reforms Bill" in the agenda. (more...)
Bdc Income Vaneck ETF (BIZD): PPOH Line Below Zero
- December 15, 2017

When CMF is above zero it is indicator of buying pressure and when it is below zero it is indicator of selling pressure. Shares of VanEck Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF ( SHYD ) traded down $0.04 on Wednesday, hitting $24.23. (more...)
Indian Woman Kills Husband, Then Tries To 'Swap' Him With Male Lover Indian Woman Kills Husband, Then Tries To 'Swap' Him With Male Lover
- December 15, 2017

Their plot to pass off Rajesh as Reddy had shocked the country where Swati motivated Rajesh to burn his face. Before her husband was killed, the duo apparently consulted a private hospital in Sangareddy about plastic surgery. She called up Sudhakar's parents and told them that four persons entered their house and attacked Sudhakar. When he was unconscious, she and Rajesh bludgeoned him to death with an iron road. (more...)
Trump admin reducing free-entry days for national parks Trump admin reducing free-entry days for national parks
- December 15, 2017

They will be Martin Luther King Jr. This year, the free days included all of Veterans Day weekend, the weekends surrounding National Park Week. The Legacy Act would use royalty fees paid by oil and gas companies to generate $500 million for the Park Service. (more...)
US Vice President Pence delays Israel trip due to Congress vote
- December 15, 2017

Palestinian, Coptic and other leaders have said Pence is not welcome and have publicly rebuffed requests for a meeting. But the vote in the Senate could be razor thin, with Republicans holding only a 52-48 majority, so Pence's vote could be needed. (more...)
Nazareth cancels Christmas celebration over Trump Jerusalem move Nazareth cancels Christmas celebration over Trump Jerusalem move
- December 15, 2017

City spokesman Salem Sharara said: "We have made a decision to cancel the traditional Christmas singing and dancing because we are in a time of dispute, because of what Trump has said about Jerusalem". Israeli police detain an Israeli Arab man during clashes in Nazareth in northern Israel. The city is also claimed by the Palestinian population, and Jerusalem is home to some of the most sacred sites in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. (more...)
Kashmir highway reopens, traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar today Kashmir highway reopens, traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar today
- December 15, 2017

The 300-km long highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed following heavy rains and snowfall at several places, including the Jawahar Tunnel, and incidents of shooting stones near Panthal. Kupwara town registered a low of minus 1.5 degrees Celsius, the official said. He said the nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 8 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night s minus 5.8 degrees Celsius. (more...)

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