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What General Pershing Was Really Doing in the Philippines

August 24, 2017 ·  By JONATHAN M. KATZ for

U.S. General John Pershing with a group of officers at Zamboanga, Mindanao.

Trump has again recirculated a debunked history about terrorism. But what the general was really doing in the Philippines can tell us something more important about America. Another day, another sputtering orgy of confusion following a cryptic Donald Trump tweet. This one came Thursday, a few hours after a van plowed into a crowd on […]


Catholic Church claimed child sex abuse victims ‘consented’

August 23, 2017 ·  By Fiona Keating for

Lawyers warn that this type of defence is becoming increasingly common Getty

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority has refused payment to 700 victims and child sexual abuse survivors The Catholic Church and British local authorities have been accused of using a legal loophole to avoid paying compensation to victims of child sex abuse. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, a government agency, has denied some children financial settlements […]


South Georgia couple, both police officers, charged with child abuse

August 23, 2017 ·  By Ellen Eldridge The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for

Tracy Jones (left), Rosemary Jones (Credit: Worth County Sheriff’s Office)

The GBI has arrested a South Georgia couple, both of whom are police officers, in connection with abuse of their adopted children. Tracy Jones, 47, is an officer with the Jacksonville (Fla.) Police Department and Rosemary Jones, 36, is an officer with the Poulan Police Department in Worth County, the GBI said Tuesday in a […]


Pope: Everyone has a duty to protect children

August 23, 2017 ·  By

Pope Francis greets a child at a General Audience. On International Missing Children's Day, the Holy Father reminded everyone of the duty to protect children, especially those most at risk. - ANSA

(Vatican Radio) “It is a duty of everyone to protect children, especially those exposed to elevated risk of exploitation, trafficking, and deviant conduct.” That was the message of Pope Francis for International Missing Children’s Day at his General Audience on Wednesday. Missing Children’s Day was established in the United States by President Ronald Reagan in […]


Pope Francis says sexual abuse by priests is an ‘absolute monstrosity’ in new book

August 22, 2017 ·  By Reuters for

Pope Francis made the comments in a foreword to a book by Daniel Pittet, who was abused by a priest. Photograph: ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock

In foreword to memoir by survivor of clerical abuse, pope promises action but critics say he has not done enough to hold perpetrators to account Pope Francis has branded sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests a “monstrosity” and pledged action against perpetrators and bishops who protected them. The pope made the comments in […]


Pizza and crisps makers urged to reduce fat to tackle childhood obesity

August 22, 2017 ·  By Denis Campbell for

PHE chief executive Duncan Selbie said a third of children are leaving primary school overweight. Photograph: Martin Lee/Rex Features

Public Health England widens focus from cutting sugar as children are copying adults in consuming too many calories per day Public health bosses are urging food manufacturers to make chips, pizzas, crisps and burgers healthier, opening a second front in efforts to tackle childhood obesity. Public Health England wants to go further than the focus […]


Info: Bird-Flu Philippines

August 18, 2017 · 


Dear colleagues, After crosschecking with the medical department in Eschborn and an interest regarding the bird flu cases kindly see the below links for your information: As you probably know the Department of Agriculture ordered the slaughter of about 200,000 birds due to an avian flu epidemic at several poultry farms in Pampanga province, about […]


President Trump gave the most disgusting public performance in the history of the American presidency

August 18, 2017 ·  By David Rothkopf for


Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon gave the most disgusting public performance in the history of the American presidency. Framed by the vulgar excess of the lobby of Trump Tower, the president of the United States shook loose the constraints of his more decent-minded advisers and, speaking from his heart, defended white supremacists and by extension, […]


Obama tolerance tweet becomes most liked

August 18, 2017 ·  By Dave Lee for


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 […]


The Pope drops Catholic ban on condoms in historic shift

August 17, 2017 ·  By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Religious Affairs for

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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