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Vatican signals Pope Paul VI to be made a saint Vatican signals Pope Paul VI to be made a saint
- February 18, 2018

The announcement of the new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors came on the same day that a Vatican investigator took the testimony in NY of one of the main whistle-blowers in the Chilean cover-up scandal. Francis angered victims by insisting they had no "proof" against a bishop who allegedly witnessed abuse and did not report it. Cruz has previously said that Karadima would kiss and fondle younger priests and teens. (more...)
Don't tangle up Brexit, security issues, European Union tells UK Don't tangle up Brexit, security issues, European Union tells UK
- February 18, 2018

The EU could put its citizens at risk if it allows ideology or rigid institutions to blind its leaders to the need to cooperate against terror threats, Theresa May will say on Saturday, proposing a new UK-EU treaty on intelligence and security. (more...)
FNC's Chris Wallace: Mueller Indictments Do Not Point to Trump-Russia Collusion FNC's Chris Wallace: Mueller Indictments Do Not Point to Trump-Russia Collusion
- February 18, 2018

According to Time , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the charges during a press conference and said that the defendants conducted " information warfare " against the United States , with the intention of creating distrust towards the American political system and the presidential candidates . (more...)
Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market
- February 18, 2018

The suicide blasts happened at about 8.30pm (1930 GMT) on Friday in Konduga, some 35 kilometres southeast of the Borno State capital, Maiduguri. "Twenty-two people were injured", said Chukwu. There was no immediate comment from the military or the police in Borno State, which has borne the brunt of the violence in Boko Haram's almost nine-year insurgency. (more...)
Yuzuru Hanyu's Gold, Shoma Uno's Silver Make Olympic History for Japan Yuzuru Hanyu's Gold, Shoma Uno's Silver Make Olympic History for Japan
- February 18, 2018

An 18-year-old from Salt Lake City, Chen rebounded from a catastrophic short program to earn a career-high total of 215.08 points, which also represents a high-water mark for a men's free skate in the Olympic Games. "As much as I tried to deny it I guess I really did feel the pressure a lot, from especially before the short program, thinking about medals and all that, things that were completely out of my control", he said. (more...)
Weekend Storm to Bring Minimal Amount of Snow to Shore Weekend Storm to Bring Minimal Amount of Snow to Shore
- February 18, 2018

The threat board is already starting to fill up across Montana with Winter Storm Watches , Winter Weather Advisories , a Winter Storm Warning and an Avalanche Watch . "It looks like about an inch, maybe 1 to 2 inches in northern Anne Arundel". Temperatures will be in the upper-40's and lower-50's. Monday: An 80 percent chance of rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain, then becoming all rain after 7 a.m., high near 44. (more...)
Rifle used in Florida mass shooting is America's weapon of choice Rifle used in Florida mass shooting is America's weapon of choice
- February 18, 2018

Trump had been planning on spending the weekend in Florida. President Donald Trump quoted from a Bible passage on prayer and healing when addressing the nation on the most recent tragic mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida. (more...)
Scott open to reviewing gun laws in wake of thwarted school shooting Scott open to reviewing gun laws in wake of thwarted school shooting
- February 18, 2018

The president focused instead on offering sympathy to the families of the victims and the need to provide better mental health care. Former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend says YouTube had received a report that a user named Nikolas Cruz had made a comment on the site saying he wanted to be a professional shooter. (more...)
Russian Ex-Ambassador in US Kislyak Calls Allegations of Meddling 'Fantasies' Russian Ex-Ambassador in US Kislyak Calls Allegations of Meddling 'Fantasies'
- February 18, 2018

McCaster meanwhile, warned the United States is becoming " more and more adept at tracing the origins of this espionage and subversion". But he went on: "You can publish anything, and we see those indictments multiplying, the statements multiplying". (more...)
How the United Kingdom reacted to 4.4 magnitude natural disaster How the United Kingdom reacted to 4.4 magnitude natural disaster
- February 18, 2018

It was the strongest recorded quake in the area for more than 100 years, the BGS said. More than 4,000 people have already reported feeling tremors after an natural disaster has shaken the country. A spokesman for the BGS said: "It was a reasonably-sized natural disaster. The settee was moving and everything and we didn't know what was really going on". (more...)
Pakistani girl's rapist sentenced to death Pakistani girl's rapist sentenced to death
- February 18, 2018

He maintained that Kasur incident was an embarrassment for the entire country as Zainab was their daughter too. Her body was found in a trash heap five days later. One of her neighbors identified him as the man she went with. The attacker will be tried on the other cases at a later date, prosecutors said. According to Al Jazeera , at least 10 cases similar to Zainab's are reported each day. (more...)
Israeli troops injured by explosive device near Gaza Israeli troops injured by explosive device near Gaza
- February 18, 2018

Meanwhile, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Israeli army vehicle, which wounded three Israeli soldiers. Earlier Saturday four IDF soldiers were wounded, two seriously when a bomb exploded next to their patrol on the Gaza border fence. (more...)
'Aiyaary' not releasing in Pakistan 'Aiyaary' not releasing in Pakistan
- February 18, 2018

Aiyaary is the third film of Neeraj Pandey to get banned in Pakistan, while his earlier films like " Baby ", " Naam Shabana " also banned in PAK. Sidharth Malhotra has never explored this space before. The Adarsh Housing Society scam projected by Pandey in the film wasn't any impressive either. People who watched the film on day one complained of below-par performances from the lead actors. (more...)
Russians among the casualties in deadly Syria strikes by US-led forces
- February 18, 2018

According to the United States military, the picture is as follows: On the night of February 7 to 8, the Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) headquarters in eastern Syria's Khusham province of Deir el-Zor was attacked by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (more...)
Russian Federation accuses Europe of meddling in presidential election
- February 18, 2018

Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said "five people, presumably Russian citizens" were killed, adding that the incident and the nationalities of the victims were still being investigated. Russian Federation launched a military operation in Syria in September 2015 which has turned the tide of the conflict in favor of Assad. Turkish anger over USA support for the SDF has been brewing even after Ankara launched its attempted invasion of the besieged Kurdish enclave of Afrin , west of ... (more...)
Showers today, high in mid 50s Showers today, high in mid 50s
- February 18, 2018

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers continue, which may lead to flooding issues, as high temperatures reach 59 degrees. The precipitation Friday morning won't last long with clouds thinning out by afternoon. Showers will thin out Sunday , and the sun might even peek out a time or two as slightly drier air seeps into the state. Another storm will be a close call by the middle of the weekend . (more...)
Community Lenten services are a shared tradition of faith, sacrifice Community Lenten services are a shared tradition of faith, sacrifice
- February 17, 2018

Julius Hunter as speaker and music by the gospel choir. Mid-week Bible study is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. This glorious occasion will take place Wednesday Night, February 14th through Sunday afternoon, February 18th. Thermalito Baptist Church: 1443 10th and Nevada streets: 10 a.m. Communion. Thursdays and 10 a.m. -noon Saturdays. St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church: 2341 Floral Ave.: Worship 8 and 10:15 a.m. (more...)
Brazil Asks Military To End Gang Violence In Rio De Janeiro Brazil Asks Military To End Gang Violence In Rio De Janeiro
- February 17, 2018

It also said that none of the military's previous actions had managed to reduce homicides. Army patrols are already used in Rio's gang-ruled favelas, but a decree signed by Temer will now give the military full control of security operations in Rio state, which the president said had virtually been seized by organized crime gangs. (more...)
Corbyn slams claims about Czech spy 'ridiculous' Corbyn slams claims about Czech spy 'ridiculous'
- February 17, 2018

The claim that he was an agent, asset or informer for any intelligence agency is entirely false and a ridiculous smear. The former Czechoslovak agent Jan Sarkocy's account of his meeting with Jeremy was false 30 years ago, is false now and has no credibility whatsoever. (more...)
Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate and government critic Abul Fotouh Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate and government critic Abul Fotouh
- February 17, 2018

Legal sources said Fotouh is also accused of making comments against the army and police in an interview with Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, which Egyptian authorities accuse of being a mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood was outlawed and declared a terrorist organization shortly after the ouster by the military in 2013 of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president and a Brotherhood stalwart. (more...)
ACLU Sues Ohio over Down Syndrome Abortion Ban ACLU Sues Ohio over Down Syndrome Abortion Ban
- February 17, 2018

It takes effect March 23. Filing on behalf of most of the abortion businesses in the state, including the two in Cincinnati and Kettering, the ACLU's suit says that the law prevents women from "exercising their constitutionally protected right to abortion" and interferes with abortion businesses delivering "nonjudgmental, medically appropriate" healthcare. (more...)
Idaho thinks it has a better idea than Obamacare Idaho thinks it has a better idea than Obamacare
- February 17, 2018

State officials have had the option to end these grandmothered plans. Health care experts wondered right away what the Department of Health and Human Services would have to say about that, particularly after Blue Cross of Idaho hastened to take advantage of the state's permission slip by offering one of these barebones plans. (more...)
Woman follows handbag into x-ray machine Woman follows handbag into x-ray machine
- February 17, 2018

Her solution was to join her belongings on the conveyor belt, and she climbed out the other side unscathed, with one security guard laughing with surprise. Meanwhile, Dongguan Railway Station staff advised passengers not to ride the X-ray machines as the radiation given off by scanners can be unsafe. The unusual incident took place amid the world's largest annual human migration, as millions of Chinese people return to their hometowns for Chinese New Year. (more...)
'Injured' Liam Plunkett out of ODI series against Kiwis 'Injured' Liam Plunkett out of ODI series against Kiwis
- February 17, 2018

England will play a T20 match against New Zealand on February 18 at Seddon Park before heading into five-match ODI series, beginning February 25. The 32 year-old returned to England's side for the loss to New Zealand on Tuesday (February 13) in Wellington, returning figures of 0-33, but suffered "a minor recurrence" of the hamstring tear, according to an European Central Bank statement. (more...)
Florida school shooting suspect in custody Florida school shooting suspect in custody
- February 17, 2018

Cruz was captured in a quiet neighborhood about two miles from the school. They are taught listening and communications skills, undergo classroom training and receive on-the-job training with other representatives to learn how to write reports . (more...)
Will continue as the Prime Minister taking forward January 8 Mandate - PM Will continue as the Prime Minister taking forward January 8 Mandate - PM
- February 17, 2018

Wickremesinghe said despite suffering a defeat at the recently-concluded local government elections, he would accept the results as a "warning from the voters" and would take steps to immediately rectify the government's course and learn from the mistakes. (more...)
Iran Ready to Share Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources with India: Rouhani Iran Ready to Share Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources with India: Rouhani
- February 17, 2018

The Iranian and Indian contingents are likely to review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and worldwide issues of mutual interest. A delegation of 21 members is also accompanying Rouhani to India. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is on a three-day visit to India, landed Delhi on late Friday evening. (more...)
What does a united Korea in Olympics mean?
- February 17, 2018

The peninsula of Korea divided in 1945 following WWII. " Kim Jong Un is afraid that the USA will launch a preventative strike, and he is trying to buy time to complete his nuclear and missile programs", Ri Jong Ho, a former financial official who left North Korea four years ago to escape Kim's reign of terror, suggested at a talk in Washington, according to Yonhap News Agency. (more...)
Turkey, US to 'work together' in Syria after crisis Turkey, US to 'work together' in Syria after crisis
- February 17, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talked to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan amid high tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies that back different sides in Syria's civil war . There was still no United States ambassador to Turkey after the departure of John Bass previous year, and it was only in December that the two sides ended a row following tit-for-tat suspensions of visa services. (more...)
'No More Guns' Chant Breaks Out at Florida School Shooting Vigil 'No More Guns' Chant Breaks Out at Florida School Shooting Vigil
- February 17, 2018

Cruz may have foreshadowed the attack in a comment on YouTube , investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shooter has been identified as Nikolas Cruz , 19. Now. "Our children are counting on us to keep them safe from harm". We will continue to follow this story out of South Florida on wsbtv.com and Channel 2 Action News at Noon. (more...)

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