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Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse

A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday. Source: Fox News - National Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads...

Pennsylvania dioceses consider victims' compensation fund

Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses say they are willing to set up a victims' compensation fund as they face the prospect that state lawmakers will give victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to sue the church. Source: Fox News - National...

Airbnb Proposes Giving Hosts Company Equity

Airbnb has asked the SEC to change rules to potentially allow the home-sharing platform to offer hosts a stake in the company. Source: WSJ - US Business Airbnb Proposes Giving Hosts Company...

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from purchasing firearms in 2004 after telling South Dakota police that he thought co-workers were "talking bad about him," according to court records and police. Source: Fox...

California college moves 'Prospector Pete' statue from plaza

California State University, Long Beach, will move its half-century-old "Prospector Pete" statue away from a prominent place on campus because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. Source: Fox News - National California college moves...

Report: Air quality near troubled landfill posed health risk

A new report says emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but remediation efforts have largely diminished the risks. Source: Fox News - National Report: Air quality near troubled landfill posed health...

Europe

EU puts forward ideas to reform 'outdated' WTO

A day after US President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, the EU put forward proposals to upgrade World Trade Organisation rules, which it says are outdated and often ignored. Source: European Business News EU puts forward ideas to reform...

Swarm of drones lights up the night

In mid-August, just after sunset, the skies over Amsterdam were lit by a swarm of 300 glowing drones moving through the night in a tightly choreographed spectacle. Source: CNN Europe Swarm of drones lights up the...

Artificial 'gills' for humans could become a reality

Breathing underwater, without the help of voluminous equipment, seems as unrealistic as flying overseas must have before the first non-stop transatlantic flight. Source: CNN Europe Artificial 'gills' for humans could become a...

NASA backs designs for 3D-printed homes on Mars

Research and architecture studio AI Space Factory has designed a 3D-printed house for the surface of Mars -- and it looks like a beehive. Source: CNN Europe NASA backs designs for 3D-printed homes on...

Court upholds EU sanctions against Russian banks

The General Court of the EU upheld Thursday restrictive measures taken by the EU Council against a number of Russian banks and oil and gas companies in connection with the crisis in Ukraine. Source: European Business News Court upholds EU sanctions against Russian...

Banking in Europe: EBF publishes 2018 Facts & Figures

The European Banking Federation today has published Banking in Europe; the 2018 Facts & Figures, its annual update on the banking sector in Europe. Source: EU Finance and Monetary News Banking in Europe: EBF publishes 2018 Facts &...

MEPs' copyright changes put pressure on tech giants

Internet tech giants including Google and Facebook could be made to monitor, filter and block internet uploads under amendments to the draft Copyright Directive approved by the EU Parliament Wednesday. Source: European Business News MEPs' copyright changes put...

Asia

PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars

Payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc said on Friday it decided to end its business relationship with popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's Infowars website after finding instances of hate speech and discriminatory content on the site. Source: Channel News...

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic after break with Taiwan

China's most senior envoy inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic on Friday after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted U.S. concern over the Asian island's dwindling number of allies. Source: Channel News Asia China opens...

Cricket – Australia's Smith scores half century on club return

Former test captain Steve Smith scored 85 runs off 92 deliveries for his Sutherland club in his first innings on Australian soil since the ball-tampering scandal that led to his one-year ban from international and state cricket. Source: Channel News Asia Cricket -...

White House optimistic on China trade; no date for more talks

The United States is assessing China's response to the Trump administration's latest round of tariffs and does not have a scheduled date to announce for another round of talks, a senior White House official said on Friday. Source: Channel News Asia - Business White...

Malaysia to end body searches at Kuala Lumpur airport next year

SINGAPORE: Malaysia will end body searches of flight passengers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) next year, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said on Friday (Sep 21). Body searches will no longer be necessary with the introduction of new and...

Theresa May facing ministerial resignations over Brexit plan: Report

Some of British Prime Minister Theresa May's ministers will demand a "Plan B" on her Brexit proposal next week and could quit if she does not change course, the Telegraph newspaper reported late on Friday, citing unnamed sources. Source: Channel News Asia Theresa May...

Rugby – Wallabies will respond to 'hardest' loss, says Genia

Last week's Rugby Championship loss to Argentina may have been the "hardest" of Will Genia's 94-test career, but the scrumhalf said no one should doubt the pride the Wallabies had in the jersey or their ability to respond in the reverse fixture. Source: Channel News...

China's Liaoning vows to eradicate 'bad influence' of Bo Xilai

China's northeastern province of Liaoning has drawn up new guidelines aimed at "completely eradicating" the bad influence of its disgraced former governor Bo Xilai, who was jailed in 2013 for corruption and abuse of power. Source: Channel News Asia China's...

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