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Heavy tourists get donkey ban on Greek island of Santorini

Heavy tourists get donkey ban on Greek island of Santorini The new guidelines come after campaigners spoke about the donkeys having to climb the narrow steps of Santorini with heavy tourists on their backs. After receiving numerous complaints, the Ministry has banned tourists, weighing over one hundred kilograms to ride the donkeys of Santorini. [Full Article...]

VATICAN: Pope compares abortion to a mafia-style killing

VATICAN: Pope compares abortion to a mafia-style killing The pontiff went on to ask how abortion can be "civilized" when it "suppresses an innocent and helpless life that is germinating". The pope took a brief break from the October 3-28 Synod of Bishops on young people to attend the morning general audience and continue his series of talks on the Ten Commandments. [Full Article...]

Five South Korean among nine climber missing in Himalayas

Five South Korean among nine climber missing in Himalayas The remote area is hard to reach by foot, Mr Budhamagar said, and locals were still looking for two other climbers who were missing after the overnight storm. According to the Himalayan Database, no-one has stood on Gurja's summit since 1996. Four climbers have perished on its flanks and a total of 30 have successfully reached its peak - a fraction of the more than 8,000 people who have summited... [Full Article...]

Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of closed funeral home

Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of closed funeral home It is understood the funeral home had been closed six months ago and is in the process of being converted into a community centre. The home's owner, Raymond Cantrell, told Fox 2 Detroit in an April interview that he had taken over the funeral home in 2017 and was doing "a favour to accommodate" customers who could not pay. [Full Article...]

Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at Gaza border protests: health officials

Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at Gaza border protests: health officials A group of Israeli paramilitary settlers attacked a Palestinian couple south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, on Friday, killing the woman and severely injuring her husband. The protests are a continuation of what Gazans dubbed the "March of Return", a series of protests that began in late-March, aimed at highlighting the right claimed by Palestinians to return to homes and vill... [Full Article...]

Australia aims to curb influx of new migrants to big cities

Australia aims to curb influx of new migrants to big cities Thousands of new migrants could soon be banned from living in some of the country's busiest cities under a new plan by the Federal Government. The Government is planning to impose new visa conditions for migrants that would see new migrants live outside of Sydney and Melbourne for up to five years. [Full Article...]

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation as Archbishop of Washington

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl's resignation as Archbishop of Washington Wuerl had submitted his resignation to Francis almost three years ago, when he turned 75, the normal retirement age for bishops. Friday, the pontiff accepted . Donald Wuerl will reportedly retain his title of cardinal and continue in his role until a successor is found. Wuerl apologized for the damage inflicted on the victims but also defended himself and his effort to combat clergy abuse. [Full Article...]

India wins seat at United Nations Human Rights Council

India wins seat at United Nations Human Rights Council Human rights groups and the United States said UN Human Rights Council elections Friday gave abusive countries a seat at a table where they should be called out, as nations including the Philippines and Eritrea won an uncontested election. [Full Article...]

May struggles to sell at home Brexit deal emerging with EU

Eurosceptics want a time limit for how long Britain will keep following the EU's customs rules before it can strike out on its own and sign independent trade agreements with new partners. "The majority of people in Northern Ireland are looking for something quite different from what the DUP is looking for, and yet the DUP is given this platform as if it speaks for Northern Ireland". [Full Article...]

Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority The deal is a significant victory for McConnell, who has made clearing a long list of President Donald Trump's nominees, especially judges, a top priority this year. Trump didn't help by apologising to Kavanaugh and his family for their "pain and suffering", says Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post . Brett Kavanagh of Louisville, Kentucky, shares the same name as the new Supreme Court Justi... [Full Article...]

Washington Supreme Court rules death penalty invalid

Washington Supreme Court rules death penalty invalid The ruling did leave open the possibility for the death penalty to return in Washington state: "The legislature may enact a "carefully drafted statute".to impose capital punishment in this state, but it can not create a system that offends. [Full Article...]

Police called on Georgia man for 'babysitting while black'

Police called on Georgia man for 'babysitting while black' Lewis documented the entire ordeal on Facebook Live . On Sunday, Corey Lewis was watching two children when they went to a Walmart in Marietta, Ga., where they got some food, then stopped at a gas station to fill up the vehicle. When the caller asked the dispatcher if she should follow Lewis, the operator told her no, but she followed the babysitter anyway, all the way to his house. [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway Slams Hillary Over ‘Dangerous ‘Civility Comments: ‘Unfortunate and Graceless’

Kellyanne Conway Slams Hillary Over ‘Dangerous ‘Civility Comments: ‘Unfortunate and Graceless’ Democrats sought to stop Kavanaugh by any and all means, from procedural delays and accusations of sexual impropriety in high school and college to mass protests, activists accosting Republican senators in elevators and airports, and death threats. [Full Article...]

Crocodile kills wildlife ranger in Arnhem Land, north Australia

Crocodile kills wildlife ranger in Arnhem Land, north Australia Initial reports from St John Ambulance indicated the woman was attacked by a saltwater crocodile some time this morning. Her body was recovered hours later less than 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) from where she was taken by the crocodile, Northern Territory Police Commander Tony Fuller said. [Full Article...]

China creates retroactive legal basis for Xinjiang's Muslim internment camps

China creates retroactive legal basis for Xinjiang's Muslim internment camps Chinese authorities in the far-northwestern region of Xinjiang on Wednesday revised legislation to permit the use of " education and training centers " to combat religious extremism. American citizens and Chinese students and other US residents say they have been harassed over Xinjiang, the commission said in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray. [Full Article...]

Michael Bloomberg registers as Democrat, fueling speculation of presidential run

Michael Bloomberg registers as Democrat, fueling speculation of presidential run Bloomberg was a long-time Democrat until 2001 when he changed his party affiliation to run as a Republican candidate for mayor of NY. Mr. Bloomberg, formally an independent, has changed parties several times over the past two decades. "If he did (run as a Democrat), he'd be a formidable candidate", Frost told VOA. That's the party he belonged to most of his life before switching to the Republi... [Full Article...]

Iraq 'dealing with' attempts to re-deploy terrorists from Syria's Idlib - Moscow

Iraq 'dealing with' attempts to re-deploy terrorists from Syria's Idlib - Moscow The accord aims to stave off a massive regime assault on Idlib province by creating a 15 to 20-kilometre buffer zone ringing the area. It has been decided that October 15 be the dead line for the removal of the heavy weaponry and the departure of the "hard-liner" factions from the area, agreed upon by Turkey and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Storm Callum batters Britain with galeforce winds and heavy rain

Storm Callum batters Britain with galeforce winds and heavy rain The Met Office has warned that homes and offices are likely to be flooded, and fast flowing or deep floodwater could cause a danger to life. Areas of high ground will be most affected, with the potential for a further 50-80 mm quite widely over hills. [Full Article...]

ISS: Space rocket declares emergency after launch - astronauts parachute out

ISS: Space rocket declares emergency after launch - astronauts parachute out But soon after the landing, US and Russian officials said that rescue forces were in contact with the two. " Soyuz is designed for accomplishing the return in any conditions", Battiston said in a video address on Thursday. Such a landing is created to decelerate rapidly to bring the astronauts back to the ground, meaning it takes a steep angle of descent and can put the astronauts under extreme... [Full Article...]

Pope OKs resignation of Cardinal Wuerl amid coverup scandal

Pope OKs resignation of Cardinal Wuerl amid coverup scandal McCarrick of Washington . In addition, it was hit sexual scandals, in particular in Germany, USA and Chile. Ouellet's letter also came just a day after the pope approved a "thorough" study of all Vatican archives to investigate how McCarrick managed to be promoted in the Catholic Church despite allegations that he was sexually involved with seminarians and young priests. [Full Article...]


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