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Suspect in custody after ‘deadly’ Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

A suspect has been taken into custody in Pittsburgh, in the US state of Pennsylvania, after a shooting that caused "multiple casualties" at a synagogue, according to police.

‘Multiple casualties’ in shooting near US synagogue

Multiple casualties have been reported as police deal with an active gunman near a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

US television icon Bill Cosby was on Tuesday sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge in Norristown, Pennsylvania for sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago.

Priest kills himself in church amid assault claim

A 38-year-old French priest in a town in northern France committed suicide in his church after being accused of molesting a girl, local prosecutors and police sources told AFP on Wednesday.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, enters church for Mass at St. Mathew's Cathedral, on Aug. 15, 2018, in Washington. (RNS-AP-Kevin Wolf)

Archbishop of Washington prostrates for abuse victims

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington who was blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests in Pennsylvania, prostrated on Friday in a sign of repentance at a mass dedicated to victims of abuse.
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Pope accepts resignation of US bishop accused of sexual harassment

A US bishop accused of molesting adults resigned on Thursday, in the latest sex abuse scandal to rock the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Sexual abuse: Pope holds crisis meeting with US bishops

In a bid to calm frayed nerves and move forward following the sex scandal involving senior Catholic officials, a delegation of U.S. cardinals and bishops is to meet Thursday with Pope Francis.
Pope Francis kisses a baby on the forehead as he arrives to lead his weekly general audience at the Saint Peter's square, in Vatican, on September 12, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Pope calls bishops to ‘child protection’ meeting in February

Pope Francis will host a meeting in February of senior bishops from around the globe to discuss "the protection of minors", the Vatican announced on Wednesday.
9-11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

9/11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

New York on Tuesday honoured the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, in a ceremony at Ground Zero, the site where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers.
Pope Francis addresses the gathering during the Festival of Families at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin on August 25, 2018, during his visit to Ireland. - AFP PHOTO - Ben STANSALL

Pope refuses to comment on claim he personally ignored abuse

Pope Francis has declined to comment on a claim he personally ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman, after a visit to Ireland dominated by Church scandals.
Pope Francis in Ireland on Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church, but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy.

Pope begs for God’s forgiveness for sexual abuse scandal

Pope Francis in Ireland on Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church, but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy.
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Pressure mounts on pope for tougher action on abuse scandals

With the Catholic Church rocked by a devastating US report into child sex abuse, Pope Francis has this week sharpened his critcism on the explosive issue — but he remains under pressure to enact far-reaching changes.
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Pope Francis to meet sexual abuse victims in Ireland

Pope Francis will meet victims of clergy sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland this weekend, the Vatican said on Tuesday, as scandals in several countries mire the Catholic Church in its worst credibility crisis in more than 15 years.

Pope asks for forgiveness over child abuse crimes

Pope Francis on Monday asked forgiveness for child abuse crimes and cover-ups within the Catholic Church, admitting that the pain of victims “was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced.”
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

US newspapers begin media war on Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a serious criticism following his recent attacks on the media and associating them with “fake news”.
This handout photograph taken and released by the Turkish Presidential Press Service on August 3, 2018, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) as he delivers a speech during the 'new goverment's 100 days action plan' meeting in Ankara. / AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / HO /

Recep Erdogan sanctions US officials over detained pastor

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey would impose sanctions on two US officials in retaliation for a similar move by Washington in a row over the detention of an American pastor.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey, US in diplomatic row after ministers’ sanctions

Turkey and the United States were on Thursday locked in the most serious diplomatic crisis between the NATO allies in years after Washington slapped sanctions on two senior Turkish ministers and Ankara vowed to retaliate.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Donald Trump over sanctions threat

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the US in comments published Sunday that sanctions would not force Ankara to “step back” after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a US pastor was not freed.

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Lufthansa puts 87,000 workers on reduced hours

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Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

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The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Nigeria: What we’re doing to prevent virus outbreak at prisons – minister

The federal government is making plans to release some prison inmates as apart of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the correctional facilities (prisons), the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said on Wednesday.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River gives free food, orders compulsory use of mask

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.