Pope Francis Takes Responsibility for ‘All the Evil’ of Sexually Abusive Priests

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Pope Francis met with members of the media on March 16, 2013. Image: Flickr, Catholic Church England and Wales Pope Francis has asked forgiveness for priests who have sexually abused children and declared that the Catholic Church would impose sanctions on them. Francis made the statement to a Catholic children’s organization at the Vatican on Friday, […]

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United Nations Calls Ebola a ‘Threat to International Peace and Security’

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A Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer to screen Muslim pilgrims for Ebola at the Hajj camp before boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, Sept, 18. 2014. Image: Sunday Alamba/Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council called the Ebola outbreak in […]

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Millions Watch Online Video of Topshop London Fashion Week Show

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More than 2 million people from 100 countries watched online video of Topshop’s Spring/Summer 2012 Unique show in the three hours after the fashion retailer live streamed it Sunday. The London Fashion Week show was broadcast on Topshop’s website and Twitter page. It was also shown on large screens at its Oxford Circus flagship store […]

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White House: Waiting to Act on Global Warming Means Much Higher Costs

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A burned out car is shown in front of a destroyed home near the Alta Lake Golf Course near Pateros, Wash., Friday, July 18, 2014. Image: Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Delaying cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to stem global warming would cost significantly more than taking such actions now, according to a new report released […]

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Charging System Powers Electric Buses in 15 Seconds

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TOSA, or Trolleybus Optimisation Systeme Alimentation, is a new electric bus charging system that takes only 15 seconds to power up. It is now being tested in Geneva, Switzerland. The system currently in place has the vehicles constantly connected to overhead trolley cables or, alternatively, running entire routes on a single charge. The new system […]

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British MPs freak out after David Cameron’s incredible ‘masosadism’ gaffe

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Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street for Parliament on December 3, 2014 in London. Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images LONDON — David Cameron got his masochisms mixed with his sadisms at Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions session. The PM tortured the English language while trying to spank shadow chancellor Ed Balls for his recent comments that […]

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In Venezuela, There’s Talk of Peace (With Some Fine Print)

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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a meeting with a South American delegation of foreign ministers at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 25, 2014. Image: Fernando Llano/Associated Press Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that he is willing to initiate peace talks with the opposition. After meeting with a group […]

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Air France Crews Petition to Stop Flights to Ebola-Affected Countries

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Image: Flickr, CpaKmoi More than 700 Air France staff have signed a petition asking the airline to stop flights to the West African countries hit hard by Ebola. Air France flies to Conakry in Guinea and Freetown in Sierra Leone. Despite assurances from world-health officials that Ebola’s spread by air travel is unlikely, British Airways […]

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