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August, 2017


Obama tolerance tweet becomes most liked

August 18, 2017 ·  By Dave Lee for www.bbc.com

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It may be President Trump’s communication tool of choice – but it’s a tweet by former President Barack Obama that has become the most liked in Twitter’s history. The tweet, the first in a series of three, quoted Nelson Mandela and was accompanied by a picture of Mr Obama smiling with a group of children […]

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Davao archbishop elected CBCP president

August 17, 2017 · 

In this Dec. 4, 2015 photo, then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte speaks with Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles days after his controversial speech where he complained about Pope Francis’ visit in the Philippines.

MANILA, Philippines – Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, who had advised President Duterte against cursing, has been elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Valles will replace CBCP president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, whose term will end on Nov. 30. The Davao prelate was chosen during the CBCP’s 115th plenary assembly […]

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The Pope drops Catholic ban on condoms in historic shift

August 17, 2017 ·  By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Religious Affairs for www.telegraph.co.uk

Pope Benedict XVI, left, and South African AIDS sufferer Nkosi Johnson Photo: AP/REUTERS

The Pope has signalled a historic shift in the position of the Roman Catholic Church by saying condoms can be morally justified. After decades of fierce opposition to the use of all contraception, the Pontiff has ended the Church’s absolute ban on the use of condoms. He said it was acceptable to use a prophylactic […]

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Pope Francis strikes blow for church ‘liberals’ in condom row

August 17, 2017 ·  By Paddy Agnew in Rome for www.irishtimes.com

Pope Francis has accepted the ‘resignation’ of the Sovereign Order of Malta’s Grand Master, Englishman Matthew Festing (left), who had been involved in an internal row about the distribution of condoms. File image: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Order of Malta chief forced to resign after disciplining colleague over ‘breach’ of doctrine Pope Francis has struck a blow for “reform” within the Catholic Church by weighing in on the side of the progressives against the traditionalists in a “condom row” involving the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Both the order and the Vatican […]

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More child porn predators arrested, victims rescued

August 16, 2017 ·  By Associated Press for newsinfo.inquirer.net

In this April 20, 2017, file photo, members of the National Bureau of Investigation and FBI gather evidence at the home of suspected child webcam cybersex operator, David Timothy Deakin, from Peoria, Ill., during a raid in Mabalacat, Philippines. Authorities in the Philippines on May 5, 2017, arrested three women who were livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of girls to men paying by the minute to watch from half a world away. The incident came just two weeks after Deakin’s arrest where authorities gathered one of the largest seizures of illicit digital content in the country. AP

Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of children to men paying by the minute to watch from the United States. Three sisters ages 8, 9 and 12, and an 11-year-old found in a separate rescue, are now in a […]

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Obesity killing three times as many as malnutrition

August 16, 2017 ·  By www.telegraph.co.uk

Increasing prosperity has led to expanding waistlines in countries from Colombia to Kazakhstan, as people eat more and get less everyday exercise Photo: PA

Obesity is now killing triple the number of people who die from malnutrition as it claims more than three million lives a year worldwide, according to a landmark study. With the exception of sub-Saharan Africa, eating too much is now a more serious risk to the health of populations than eating poorly, found the Global […]

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‘Fat but fit’ still risk heart disease

August 16, 2017 ·  By Health for www.bbc.com

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People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning. The work, in the European Heart Journal, is further evidence against the idea people can be “fat but fit”. The researchers studied health data on more than half a million people in 10 […]

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7 fall in cybersex den raid in Gingoog City

August 16, 2017 ·  By Jigger J. Jerusalem - @inquirerdotnet for newsinfo.inquirer.net

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Authorities on Wednesday said they were investigating the extent of the operation of a group running a cybersex den following a raid in Gingoog City on Monday. Armed with a search warrant issued by a local judge, operatives from the Gingoog police, a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, and […]

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Philippines: LGBT Students Face Bullying, Abuse

August 16, 2017 ·  By www.hrw.org

A girl covers anti-LGBT messages in rainbow handprints during a Pride rally in Manila on June 27, 2015. © 2015 Bullit Marquez/AP Photo

Discrimination and Lack of Support Undermine Right to Education (Manila, June 22, 2017) – Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While Philippine law provides protections against discrimination and exclusion in schools, lawmakers and school […]

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Guro sa Olongapo inireklamo dahil sa ‘panghihipo’ sa 11-anyos na estudyante

August 15, 2017 ·  By www.gmanetwork.com

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Pansamantalang inilipat ng klase ang isang lalaking guro matapos akusahan ng isang 11-anyos na mag-aaral nang panghihipo sa kanyang ari. Sa ulat sa 24 Oras nitong Sabado, umiiyak na isinalaysay ng bata ang ginawa umanong kahalayan ng kanyang guro. Pinapunta umano siya ng 23-anyos na guro sa ilalim ng isa sa mga hagdan ng kanilang […]

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