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Pope Francis makes plea for forgiveness in Dublin as Ireland trip ends – video

The pope addresses a crowd of half a million people in Dublin at the closing event of a fraught two-day trip to Ireland, which has been dominated by the issue of sexual and institutional abuse in the Catholic church. In his penitential prayer, the pope listed specific forms of abuse, including sexual crimes and forced […]

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‘Darkness surrounds me’: Nauru child refugee paints pictures of despair

Medicated, terrified and traumatised, seven-year-old Ahoora has been held for five years on the island. Experts say his drawings reflect a broader, familial deterioration Given pens, Ahoora draws. They are not the conventional drawings of a seven-year-old child: he draws pictures of children on fire, of sharks circling small terrified boys, of crying faces behind […]

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Pope's visit to Ireland overshadowed by clerical child abuse scandal – video report

The pontiff’s two-day trip to Ireland was dominated by the topic of sexual and institutional abuse within the Catholic church Pope begs forgiveness and vows to pursue justice as Ireland trip ends Continue reading…

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Newspoll puts Labor ahead 56% to 44% after Liberals' civil war

Shorten leads Morrison as preferred PM while Coalition’s primary vote falls to 33% The fortnight of vicious civil war within the Liberal party that delivered the prime ministership to Scott Morrison has precipitated a poll crash for the government, with Labor pulling ahead by 12 points. The latest Newspoll, published by the the Australian on […]

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Trump-McCain rift clear as president sends brief tweet and heads to play golf

No White House statement issued in hours after McCain’s death Trump tweets familiar complaints and boasts about economy The rift between Donald Trump and John McCain remained painfully evident on Sunday, as tributes for the late senator poured in from world leaders and past presidents. Related: John McCain opened Pandora’s box – Sarah Palin came […]

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Henry Moore sketch found among Gurlitt hoard of Nazi-looted art

Watercolour of reclining figures identified on BBC programme Fake or Fortune? An authentic watercolour sketch by Henry Moore, one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century, has been identified among the notorious Gurlitt hoard of more than 1,500 works, many of them Nazi loot inherited by German art dealer Cornelius Gurlitt from […]

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Jacksonville: police report 'multiple fatalities' in Florida mass shooting

Police say one suspect dead at the scene, no other suspects Shooting took place at online gaming tournament Police reported “multiple fatalities’ in a mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday. Hours later, the number of dead and wounded had not been confirmed. One suspect was quickly reported dead at the scene, as the local […]

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