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Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Monday that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to …

Pope Francis

Stonehenge cremations shed light on where mysterious monument builders came from

Five thousand years ago, the people of Stonehenge buried cremated bodies under the ancient and mysterious site, near Amesbury, U.K. Archaeologists …

Archaeology

U.K. Democracy 'Facing a Crisis' From U.S. Social Media Giants

The U.K.’s political system cannot cope with the threats from fake news, according to a panel of British lawmakers investigating the impact of social …

Social Media

CIA official: China wants to replace US as world superpower

<b>Aspen, Colorado (CNN) —</b> The goal of China's influence operations around the world is to replace the United States as the world's leading superpower, the CIA's Michael Collins said Friday.<p>Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum during a session on the rise of China, Collins, the deputy assistant …

China

Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review

The Interior Department has commissioned an expedited environmental review of the impact of leasing part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling, according to a document released under the Freedom of Information Act.<p>The nearly $1.7 million contract that Interior signed April …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

For some military vets, deep concern over Trump’s summit with Putin

Sacramento, Calif.; and London<p>Kristofer Goldsmith served in the military during the presidency of George W. Bush, and while he came to regard the …

Missing Chibok girls not coming back, Boko Haram commander tells police

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> The remaining missing Chibok girls are not coming back, a top Boko Haram commander has told Nigerian police.<p>The revelation came after police arrested eight Boko Haram suspects, including a top commander from the terror group.<p>A police spokesman told CNN that the men confessed …

Africa

Swalwell says Trump could be impeached if he sends ex-ambassador to Russia for questioning

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Turning over former US Ambassador Michael McFaul to Russia for questioning would be grounds for impeaching President Donald Trump, Rep. Eric Swalwell declared on Wednesday.<p>"Republicans in Congress need to stand firm that we absolutely will not tolerate the President even …

Donald Trump

US-backed Syrians holding nearly 600 foreign fighters

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces currently hold nearly 600 foreign terrorist fighters.<p>"As of July 2018 there are nearly 600 Foreign Terrorist Fighters from more than 40 countries in SDF custody," Pentagon spokesman Navy Cdr. Sean Robertson told CNN.<p>Robertson added that the US military …

Middle East

Kavanaugh documents could answer decade-old question of whether he misled Congress

WASHINGTON — The confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could answer a question first raised more than a decade ago about whether the judge once misled Congress, as two senators then alleged.<p>In 2006, when Kavanaugh was up for confirmation for his current job as a judge on …

U.S. Department of Justice

Why Is Hawaii Banning Sunscreen?

Oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemical names may sound unfamiliar, but it is very likely that you have slathered them over your body more than …

The Muslim Evil-Eye Amulet Discovered in a Jerusalem Parking Lot

A fascinating little amulet found in Jerusalem is a reminder of the long worldwide obsession with warding off the evil eye.<p>Every few months, it …

Orlando hostage situation: Four children, suspect found dead, police say

An Orlando man who barricaded himself in an apartment complex in the central Florida city for 21 hours killed four children he took hostage before killing himself, police said late Monday.<p>The tragedy began when officers arrived at an apartment complex near the Universal Orlando theme park late …

Crime

2 more Arizona officers put on leave after second use-of-force incident

PHOENIX — Two Arizona police officers were placed on administrative leave after the arrest of a teen armed robbery suspect last month, the Mesa Police Department said Thursday.<p>Body camera footage of a May 17 incident released to <i>The Arizona Republic</i> showed the male suspect repeatedly calling …

Armed Robbery

South Sudan: Oxfam calls for urgent action as famine worries loom

The British charity said people were falling ill from eating grass and weeds. A four-year civil war, poor harvests and rising food prices have been …

Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused

Purdue Pharma, the company that planted the seeds of the opioid epidemic through its aggressive marketing of OxyContin, has long claimed it was unaware of the powerful opioid painkiller’s growing abuse until years after it went on the market.<p>But a copy of a confidential Justice Department report …

Chinese lasers injure US military pilots in Africa, Pentagon says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese personnel at the country's first overseas military base in Djibouti have been using lasers to interfere with US military aircraft at a nearby American base, activity that has resulted in injuries to US pilots and prompted the US to launch a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing, …

Military

At Toronto Vigil After Van Attack: Sadness, Civic Pride and Unease

TORONTO — Thousands of Canadians turned out for a march and vigil to remember the 10 people killed last Monday, when the driver of a rental van mounted the sidewalk of Canada’s most famous and longest road, Yonge Street, and plowed down more than two dozen pedestrians.<p>Eight of those killed were …

Yonge Street

'No basis to remain': woman, 63, told she will be removed from UK to Jamaica

Yarl’s Wood detainee handed papers saying she will be placed on specially chartered flight<p>A 63-year-old woman has been told she has been booked on an immigration removal flight to Jamaica, as the government scrambles to minimise the damage over the scandal of the removal of citizenship rights from …

Immigration

If you walk 500 miles from Vienna, you could visit 30 different countries

Grab a map and take a good look at how compact Europe is as a continent. It’s worth doing as a reminder that within this small continent there are 48 …

European Travel

'White Holes' May Be the Secret Ingredient in Mysterious Dark Matter

White holes, which are theoretically the exact opposites of black holes, could constitute a major portion of the mysterious dark matter that's …

Dark Matter

Attorney: California police shot unarmed black man 10 times

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for the family of an unarmed black man killed by police in a busy Southern California parking lot said Monday that an …

NASA Just Dropped Its Most Detailed Video Tour of the Moon Yet

Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, high-resolution imagery of our closest neighboring world is more accessible than ever.<p>NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a breathtaking new video tour of the Moon in 4K resolution, stitching together some of the most detailed observations …

The robocops are here

As robotic police head out on the street of Dubai, we look at the technology that’s set to revolutionise law and order.<p>Visitors to Dubai’s busy …

Robotics

The videos YouTube shooter posted online

Authorities are investigating a website that shows the YouTube headquarters shooter accusing the online video site of restricting her content, according to the Los Angeles Times. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Internet

Trump signs proclamation directing troops to secure border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration.<p>"The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is …

Immigration

Theresa May urges Donald Trump not to start a trade war as she tells him of her 'deep concern' at tariff plan

Theresa May has told Donald Trump not to start a trade war as she tells the US president of her "deep concern" at his plan to introduce tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to the United States.<p>It comes after the Prime Minister's de facto deputy, David Lidington, rebuked Mr Trump for threatening …

Donald Trump

Kushner loses access to top intelligence briefing: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has lost access to the most valued U.S. intelligence report, the President's Daily Brief, as the White House imposes greater discipline on access to secrets, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter …

Understanding Malaysia's Sultans

Malaysia’s monarchy is unlike any other in the world. Regal-sounding Sultans rule some, but not all, of Malaysia’s states and a ‘Super Sultan’ acts …

Live updates as Scotland battles through heavy snow after brutal Beast from the East weather system hits hard

There are major problems on all major roads with Scots being advised not to travel.<p>03:57<p>Traffic Scotland still don't appear to have full picture of …