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Vatican abuse summit shines light on long fight for justice

As bishops and cardinals gather in Rome, one man tells of his years-long attempt to see his alleged abuser put on trial WT24 Desk In early February, Arturo Borrelli handcuffed himself to a pole in front of the Vatican in a desperate plea to the Catholic church to take his allegations of sexual abuse by a priest seriously, The Guardian reports. Ten ...

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The resignation of three Tory MPs is a dire warning to the party

The Conservatives cannot afford to decline into a sect which drives out its moderate wing Andrew Gimson ‘May is a pragmatist, who hopes she can persuade the vast majority of her backbenchers to support a pragmatic Brexit deal.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images If the resignation of Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allenmeans the Tories are becoming a narrower and less tolerant ...

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Britons may need £52 visa to visit mainland Europe after Brexit

Visa-free travel plan derailed again by Spanish demands over status of Gibraltar WT24 Desk Pedestrians cross the asphalt at Gibraltar international airport near the border with Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters British tourists travelling to continental Europe may need to pay £52 for a visa in a few weeks after Spanish demands over the status of Gibraltar again derailed Brussels’ preparations for Brexit, ...

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Bodi’s family members bail plea rejected

WT24 Desk A Cox’s Bazar court today rejected the bail petitions of eight family members of former lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi and two other yaba godfathers and dealers who surrendered on February 16, Agencies report. The eight of them are Bodi’s brothers Abdus Sukur, Aminur Rahman Prakash alias Abdul Amin, Shofiqul Islam Prokash Aliash Shafiq, Foysal Rahman, his cousins Kamrul ...

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The world looks longingly at a post-Trump era

Nic Robertson If Europe’s leaders, diplomats and security professionals had a vote in the 2020 US presidential elections, it doesn’t seem likely they’d give it to President Trump. At least, that’s how it seemed at the 2019 Munich Security Conference. Hundreds of dignitaries crammed into tight corridors, moving between the modest meeting halls of Munich’s Bayerischer Hof Hotel. The event has ...

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Shamima Begum who fled UK to join Isis has given birth, says family

Lawyer says birth of baby boy adds pressure on government to allow them to return WT24 Desk Renu Begum holds a photograph of her sister Shamima Begum. Photograph: POOL/Reuters The family of a teenager who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State have said they have been told she has given birth to a boy, The Guardian reports. Shamima Begum, 19, who left ...

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Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick over abuse claims

Ex-archbishop of Washington DC is most senior figure to be removed from priesthood in modern times WT24 Desk A former Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal has been dismissed from the priesthood after the Vatican found him guilty of sexually abusing minors in a sign of an increasingly hardline stance taken by the church, The Guardian reports. Theodore McCarrick, 88, one of the ...

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