Catholic nun condemns church hierarchy over failure to tackle abuse

He also recently affirmed the church decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a one-time church power broker accused of abusing minors and adults. The first was that each diocese should have a "practical handbook" on steps to be taken when cases emerge. Investigations into such crimes found that offending clergy were frequently moved to other parishes while bishops swept the crimes under the carpet to avoid damage to the Church's reputation.

Kim boards train to Vietnam

Kim has previously travelled in an armoured train to Beijing and, if he is on board, may stop in the Chinese capital on what could be an epic journey to Vietnam, meeting President Xi Jinping prior to his second face-to-face with the United States president.

Nigeria's Buhari checks wife's ballot to see who she voted for

One convoy in Delta state contained more than 25 vehicles with battle-ready soldiers. Speaking to reporters after casting his ballot in his hometown Daura in the northwestern Katsina State, Buhari responded to whether or not he will handover if defeated: "I will congratulate myself, I'm going to be the victor".

Civilians evacuated from last Islamic State holdout in Syria

But Mustafa Bali, spokesman for the SDF, said an operation by special forces enabled the evacuation. The SDF, which has taken the quarter of Syria's territory east of the Euphrates from Islamic State since 2015, has said isolating civilians there from the remaining jihadists is vital.

Dozens Dead After Fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Fire officials said the road closures worsened traffic, slowing down some of the fire trucks rushing to the site. The inferno consumed four neighbouring warehouses which stored body sprays and plastic granules. Such tragedies are common in Bangladesh, where fires, floods, ferry sinkings and other disasters regularly claim dozens of lives or more. Numerous factory workers had left the building for lunch at the time , but witnesses described seeing dozens of trapped workers jumping from the ...

Three MPs quit United Kingdom governing party over Brexit

No responsible government should knowingly and deliberately inflict the dire consequences of such a destructive exit on individuals, communities and businesses and put at risk the prospect of ending austerity. Greening, meanwhile, told the BBC she would not join the Independent group "for the moment" but warned that if her efforts to block a No Deal Brexit in Parliament were not successful, "then to my mind the party that I joined many years ago and that I felt matched my aspirations..." ...

Trump Administration Demands California Pay Back Over $2 Billion for Bullet Train

Just last week , Governor Newsom rightfully acknowledged the failure, saying: 'ultimately, the current project, as planned, would cost too much and take too long'. He wants to refocus on building a line in central California. The federal money comes with certain requirements that the Trump administration says California won't meet.

Safety of Shamima Begum's baby is 'UK's responsibility'

Lord Carlile, former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said Ms Begum could challenge the decision, and described it as a "complex issue" that could take a while to resolve. Begum was the subject of an worldwide search when, as a 15-year-old, she and two other teenage girls ran away from their homes in London and made their way through Turkey into Syria.

Alabama woman who joined Islamic State seeks return to US

A State Department spokesman on Tuesday outlined the government's position on American ISIS members who've been captured in Syria - saying they should be brought back to the U.S. "Their [Isis's] justification [for Manchester] was that it was retaliation, so I thought, 'OK, that is a fair justification'". The Loose Women panelist waged in on the debate when she suggested the "safest" option would be for the 19-year-old's baby to be removed and given to another family.

Saudi crown prince heads for Pakistan amid India tensions

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are working together to expand economic partnership, particularly in the tourism sector, he added. The two countries made a decision to establish a Joint Supreme Coordination Council co-chaired by the Saudi Crown Prince and Pakistan's Prime Minister for enhancing and institutionalizing the bilateral relations in various fields.

Trump to say Venezuela's move to democracy is 'irreversible'

While Trump has refused to rule out a USA military intervention in Venezuela, Congressman Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said during a congressional hearing last week that lawmakers would not support such a move.

Venezuela latest: Will Maduro face an uprising from the people?

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro , who said he rejects the aid, has not acknowledged there's a humanitarian crisis in the country and believes the aid is an attempt to fan instability. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido , who has been recognized by countries including Canada and the the country's rightful interim ruler, speaks Saturday during a meeting with volunteers to co-ordinate humanitarian aid in Caracas.

Mark Kelly joins exclusive club of astronaut-politicians

Kelly, who is the husband of former Tucson Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords , is running as a Democrat. McCain died in August of a year ago, having held the Senate seat for more than three decades. Former Arizona attorney general Grant Woods, a lifelong Republican who became a Democrat and a fierce critic of Trump, announced last week that he will not run, saying he didn't want to fight in a contested primary.

Republican-Controlled Senate to Vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

Republicans have not offered an alternative measure to the Green New Deal and have not indicated they plan to do so. Ocasio-Cortez and Markey's Green New Deal resolution-which calls for a "national mobilization" to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030-has already garnered the support of 67 House Democrats and 11 senators , including major 2020 presidential contenders like Sens.

Visiting Haifa base, Netanyahu warns Iran of Israel's long missile ranges

Celebrations culminated in Iran on Monday for the February 1-11 period in 1979 when the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile and ousted the pro-Western shah. Later that year, Iranian militants took dozens of people hostage at the US Embassy in Tehran, sparking the first round of sanctions from Washington and causing a lasting rupture in countries' relations.

Newborn girl rescued from drain pipe in Durban

Rescue efforts are underway try to rescue it", he said. The baby was found to be suffering from mild hypothermia when she was freed. "We went down to the drain and put the lights on and I couldnt see and I took off my top and I could see the baby there in the corner", said Lovdale.

Thai court orders release of Bahrain refugee soccer player

Public prosecutor Settha Thianpilakul from the foreign affairs bureau of the Office of the Attorney-General arrived at the court on Ratchadaphisek Road on Monday afternoon to withdraw prosecutors' earlier request for the extradition of the 25-year-old Bahraini footballer.

John Roberts Joins Liberal Justices in Ruling on Louisiana Abortion Law

The Louisiana law was nearly identical to a Texas law the court struck down before Justice Anthony M. Kennedy retired. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a Louisiana abortion access law that opponents said would limit the state to a single doctor who could perform the procedure.

Greece OK's Macedonia membership in NATO

Last week, parliament ratified a historic deal to end the dispute about Macedonia's name, paving the way for the Balkan country to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the EU. In ancient times it was the cradle of Alexander the Great's empire, a source of intense pride for Greeks. Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov on February 6 signed a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession agreement, a key step toward Skopje's becoming the military alliance's 30th member.

US in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections

A Venezuelan volunteer places a bag of USAID humanitarian aid for storage at a warehouse next to the Tienditas International Bridge, near Cucuta, Colombia , on the border with Venezuela , Friday, Feb. Guaido identified the three collection points for global humanitarian aid as the Brazil-Venezuela border, an as-of-yet unidentified Caribbean island, and Cucuta.