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Pennsylvania 'priests abused kids'

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday.
Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Otterman Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

48 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

At least 48 people were killed when a suicide attacker struck an education centre in a minority Shia area of western Kabul on Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault in Afghanistan's war-weary capital.
Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Bridge warnings were ignored

Long before the bridge collapse that killed at least 39 people in Genoa on Tuesday, experts raised the alarm that the structure was deteriorating and possibly dangerous - warnings that, after the catastrophe, quickly led to a round of demands to determine who was to blame.
Gaia Pianigiani, Elisabetta Povoledo and Richard Pérez-Peña Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Suspect is UK citizen of Sudan origin

A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain's parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source said on Wednesday.
Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Imran ally elected Assembly Speaker

A staunch ally of Imran Khan was elected Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly on Wednesday, a key position to support Khan's legislative agenda after he won a disputed election last month.
Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Flights hit by Schiphol glitch

A problem with air traffic control systems at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport temporarily prevented flights from leaving or arriving, the country's air traffic control operator said on Wednesday.
Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Taliban attack kills 30 soldiers and police

Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in the northern Baghlan province has killed 30 soldiers and police.
Aug 15, 2018 12:58 IST

35 killed in Italy bridge collapse

At least 35 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains on Tuesday morning over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, Italy's ANSA news agency cited fire brigade sources as saying.
Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

We will rise to the challenge, says Imran

Pakistan's Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan on Tuesday said he was greatly optimistic about the country's future despite the "grave economic crisis" and issues like corruption, as he vowed to realise the vision of the nation's founding fathers.
Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Turkey to boycott US electronic gadgets

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey would boycott electronic products from the US, retaliating in a row with Washington that helped drive the lira to record lows.
Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

2 Malaysian women to be caned for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women convicted for attempting to have lesbian sex will be fined and caned, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, in a rare case against gay people.
Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

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