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Pope Francis sends envoy to Chile to investigate sexual abuse claims

Bishop Juan Barros has been accused by victims of covering up for the country’s most notorious pedophile priest<p>Pope Francis is sending the Vatican’s most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate a bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country’s most notorious pedophile …

Pope Francis

Japanese woman sues government over forced sterilisation

Estimated 16,000 people were sterilised without their consent under eugenics law<p>A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilised aged 15 due to a mental disability has become the first of thousands of victims of the country’s former eugenics law to sue the government.<p>The woman, who is in her 60s, is …

Rep. Jones: Pentagon must release info on Afghan sex abuse of boys

WASHINGTON — A member of the House Armed Services Committee is calling on the Pentagon to expose the ongoing problem of sexual abuse of boys by Afghan military leadership.<p>Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asking him to declassify a report by …

Pope demands 'decisive measures' to resolve Rohingya exodus during visit to Bangladesh

Pope Francis demanded on Thursday that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Burma, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of "ethnic cleansing."<p>Arriving in …

Pentagon contractor leaves social media spy archive wide open on Amazon

Trove included more than 1.8 billion posts spanning eight years, many from US people.<p>A Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social-media posts …

Social Media

'Millions of Africans' will flood Europe unless it acts now, warns European chief, as Paris evacuates huge migrant camp

Europe is "underestimating" the scale and severity of the migration crisis and "millions of Africans" will flood the continent in the next five years unless urgent action is taken, a senior European official has warned.<p>The dire prediction from Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, …

EU, Japan hail free trade deal: A message to the world

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of the European Union and Japan on Thursday said their agreement in principle on free trade is the best antidote to the …

Venezuelans are outraged at Goldman Sachs

Venezuelans are furious with Goldman Sachs for buying the country's government bonds last week, which critics say gives a lifeline to an incompetent government that is starving its people.<p>Goldman confirmed the purchase Tuesday morning after the Wall Street Journal first reported it.<p>Goldman stands …

U.S. imprisonment rate falls to lowest since 1997: Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. prison population fell the most in almost four decades to 1.53 million inmates in 2015, resulting in the lowest rate of incarceration in a generation, the Department of Justice said on Thursday.<p>A patrol vehicle is seen along the fencing at the Federal Correctional …

U.S. Department of Justice

Why It’s So Hard for a Woman to Become President of the United States

A survey of female leaders around the world indicates how steep Hillary Clinton’s climb was.<p>There is no one reason—no finite number of reasons—why Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. presidential election. No amount of poring over polls will tell us the precise degree to which bias against women …

Hillary Clinton

Police arrested a hacker who allegedly triggered a DDoS attack on the 911 emergency call system

An Arizona man was arrested this past week after he allegedly triggered a distributed denial-of-service attack on the 911 emergency call system. Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai allegedly owned a blog and YouTube channel that detailed the vulnerabilities that he discovered. Last week, he reportedly …

Maricopa County

Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appeal

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Kathleen Kane burst onto the political scene in Pennsylvania with an enviable array of assets: glamour, charisma and …

Angela Merkel admits mistakes over asylum seekers after disastrous election

German chancellor takes responsibility for poor Berlin poll result in wake of last year’s chaotic scenes at borders and train stations<p>Angela Merkel has taken responsibility for her party’s disastrous showing in Sunday’s Berlin state election, admitting mistakes in her handling of last year’s …

Senate nixes plan for warrantless FBI searches of internet browsing histories

The US Senate on Wednesday narrowly rejected a proposal that would have expanded the FBI's surveillance powers, including allowing searches of internet browsing histories without a court order.<p>The legislation, included as an amendment to a criminal-justice funding bill, would have expanded the …

Qatar to Deport Dutch Woman Convicted of Adultery After Reporting Rape

A Dutch tourist, convicted by a Qatari court of having extramarital sex after she reported being drugged and raped in Doha, is to be deported to the …

Crime

Russia mysteriously shut down its equivalent to the DEA

Viktor Ivanov who, like Vladimir Putin, is a former KGB agent, has been in the Russian leader's inner circle for decades. Following the shutdown, Ivanov posted to his Facebook: "Comrades and fellow soldiers…I want to apologize that I couldn't save our organization. We protected our national …

Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1220000/1220466_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524730762_20ac44e61373e6a6d9110501dd2800a8<p><b>Up to $800m (£550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says.</b><p>Maj Gen Peter Gersten, …

This Profitable New Restaurant Feeds Thousands of Hungry People Monthly

Anyone inside the restaurant industry would consider the objectives of Even Stevens ludicrous.<p>According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 48.1 million Americans have insecure access to food, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children (approximately 1 out of …

Profit

Court set to make one of most important decisions in history of Internet

If you thought the battle over net neutrality ended when the Federal Communications Commission slapped a series of unprecedented rules on Internet providers last year, think again.<p>For months, the tech and telecom industries have been waiting for a court decision on net neutrality. It's the result …

EU passes major overhaul of data collection rules

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The European Parliament passed a new data protection law on Thursday that may be the most significant overhaul of the continent's data rules in two decades.<p>The new …

Nasa calls out climate change deniers on Facebook

Nasa has taken time out from its usual work of exploring the galaxy to call out climate change deniers on Facebook.<p>Nasa's comments were posted …

Inside the Movement to Declare Pornography a ‘Health Crisis’

Newly intensifying anti-porn campaigns are mixing conservative and liberal principles, science, and ideology.<p>In 2010, Arkansas psychologist Ana Bridges and colleagues scrutinized 304 scenes that they would deem in a scientific journal to be “popular pornographic videos.” The researchers were …