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US woman shoots boyfriend in YouTube stunt

A Minnesota woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong. Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet. The couple’s three-year-old child and nearly 30 onlookers watched …

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Cardinal George Pell charged with sex offences

Australia’s most senior Catholic figure, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with sex offences. The charges relate to alleged “historical” incidents, police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday. Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said the allegations were made by more than one person. Cardinal Pell has consistently denied any wrongdoing. The senior cleric, who is based …

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Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences

The Vatican treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing after being charged with sex offences in his native Australia. He complained that he had been subjected to “relentless character assassination” during a two-year investigation into the “false” claims. He said the Pope had granted him a leave of absence to fight the charges. The charges relate to alleged …

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Terrorists using ‘Dark Web’ in pursuit of WMDs – UN

The U.N.’s disarmament chief warned Wednesday that terrorists and non-state actors are using the so-called dark web to seek the tools to make and deliver weapons of mass destruction. “The global reach and anonymity of the dark web provides non-state actors with new marketplaces to acquire dual-use equipment and materials,” U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu told a …

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Pregnant girls ‘are not immoral’

A coalition of 25 Tanzanian civil society organisations have called on President John Magufuli to change his stance on whether schoolgirl mothers can return to school. Last week, President Magufuli told a rally that, in accordance with Tanzanian law, mothers do not belong in school. “After getting pregnant, you are done,” he said. At a press conference in Dar es …

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US publishes report on its role in 1953 Iran coup

Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West. The CIA’s role in the coup, which toppled Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh and cemented the control of …

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Halle Berry says her historic Oscar win now means ‘nothing

Being the first and only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress would seem like a watershed moment, but for Halle Berry it means “nothing.” Berry sat down with the Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth at Cannes Lion and reflected on the night she took home the top prize for a female actress at the 74th Academy Awards …

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Merkel vows to stand firm against Trump

During her address at the Bundestag, Chancellor Angela Merkel also said that Europe was “more determined than ever” to fight climate change after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris agreement. She said global warming was an “existential challenge” for humanity and that the 2015 Paris deal was “not negotiable”. Mrs Merkel vowed to stand firm against …

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Facebook hits two billion users

More than a quarter of the world’s population now uses Facebook every month, the social network says. “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr Zuckerberg when he was at Harvard. He famously dropped out …

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