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Ex-Pope Benedict XVI blames 1960s revolution for sex abuse

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Benedict XVI was Pope from 2005 until 2013 Retired Pope Benedict XVI has published a letter which blames clerical sex abuse on the "all-out sexual freedom" of the 1960s.The former pontiff said the sexual revolution had led to homosexuality in Catholic establishments.He said paedophilia did not become "acute" until the late 1980s and was caused by "absence of God".The only solution was "obedience
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Brexit: What will six-month extension mean? Short and long story

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May sought a 30 June deadline - but that was rejected It is a longer delay than UK Prime Minister Theresa May asked for, but shorter than most EU leaders wanted.By extending the Brexit deadline to 31 October, they have prompted headlines of "Halloween Brexit" and fuelled controversy over UK participation in next month's European elections.So what will happen next? I've boiled it
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Sudan: Defence minister Awad Ibn Ouf says president Omar al-Bashir arrested

[ad_1] Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir has been removed from power and arrested, according to the country's defence minister.Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Ouf declared a three-month state of emergency and said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.Protests against Mr Bashir, who has governed Sudan for nearly 30 years, have been under way for several months. [ad_2] Source link
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China fury at Terracotta Warrior thumb case mistrial

[ad_1] Image copyright TRIPADVISOR Image caption Museum staff noticed the missing thumb in January Chinese social media users are voicing their outrage after the prosecution of an American who stole a thumb from a Chinese Terracotta Warrior ended in a mistrial.Michael Rohana, 24, admitted taking a thumb from a statue in Pennsylvania in December 2017.It was during a visiting exhibition at the Franklin Institute museum His lawyer argued that Mr
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Omar al-Bashir: Sudan military says it has ousted ruler after protests

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Bashir has been in power since 1989 After nearly 30 years in power, Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and arrested, the defence minister says.Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Ouf said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place.Protests against Mr Bashir, who has
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German couple lose fight over cows’ clanging bells

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Bavarian cows: A higher court dismissed the noise pollution claim Cowbells can continue ringing out on a Bavarian farm despite the neighbours' long-running complaints, a Munich court has ruled.It was the latest setback for a couple from Holzkirchen, a peaceful market town, who first sued five years ago. But they plan to appeal again. They argue that dairy farmer Regina Killer's cows keep them
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Sudan protests: Demonstrators wait for army statement

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters remain outside the army headquarters Sudan's army has told the nation to expect an announcement following growing protests calling for President Omar al-Bashir to step down.The army's message sparked jubilant scenes among Sudanese convinced that a coup was under way, but it remained unclear what was happening.Thousands marched through Khartoum, some chanting: "It has fallen, we won."Protests against Mr Bashir, who has governed
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Israel Folau: Rugby Australia ‘intends’ to sack full-back after social media post

[ad_1] Folau has scored 37 tries in 73 games for AustraliaRugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union say they intend to terminate Israel Folau's contract after a social media post by the full-back in which he said "hell awaits" gay people.Folau, 30, has 73 caps and was expected to play at this year's World Cup."He does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts," the
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Katie Bouman: The woman behind the first black hole image

[ad_1] Image caption Katie Bouman's algorithm helped to create the black hole image A 29-year-old computer scientist has earned plaudits worldwide for helping develop the algorithm that created the first-ever image of a black hole. Katie Bouman, 29, led development of a computer programme that made the breakthrough image possible.The remarkable photo, showing a halo of dust and gas 500 million trillion km from Earth, was released on Wednesday.For Ms