Chile court orders Catholic Church to compensate sexual abuse victims

An appeals court in Chile ruled Wednesday that the Roman Catholic Church must pay compensation to three victims of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, the country’s most notorious pedophile priest. The court in the Chilean capital said that the church must pay about $150,000 US each to Juan Carlos Cruz, Jose Andres Murillo and James Hamilton for “moral damage.” It also ...

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Boston marathon memorials won’t be ready for this year’s race

Permanent memorials to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are taking shape in a foundry outside Boston. But the long-awaited monuments of bronze, granite and glass won’t be ready in time for this year’s race on April 15. The $2 million US project, which has been substantially redesigned since planning began four years ago, should be finished by this ...

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Myanmar’s Supreme Court to hear appeal of 2 imprisoned Reuters journalists

Myanmar’s Supreme Court was scheduled to hear the appeal Tuesday of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about Myanmar’s progress towards democracy. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than 15 months in detention since they were arrested in December 2017, while investigating a massacre ...

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New Zealand PM says royal commission will investigate mosque attacks

New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will look into what roles semi-automatic guns, social media and intelligence agencies had preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday it would hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country’s highest form of investigation. “While New Zealanders and Muslim communities ...

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Details of Mueller’s Russia report could be released to U.S. lawmakers Sunday

U.S. lawmakers waited on Sunday for details of a confidential report into a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over President Donald Trump’s time in office and raised questions about possible collusion between the Republican’s campaign and Moscow. U.S. Attorney General William Barr was expected to give Congress and the public a summary ...

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