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Bishop Vincent Guo Xijin is recognized by the Vatican but not by the Chinese authorities. "It would be ironic to see a deal unfavourable to Chinese Catholics exercising true faith made at this time", he told AFP. "Do I think that the Vatican is selling out the Catholic Church in China?" He has requested reconciliation with the Holy See, but so far there has been no public proclamation of the lifting of the excommunication.
  • Kentucky House OK's Pension Overhaul Bill, Sends It To Senate

    Kentucky House OK's Pension Overhaul Bill, Sends It To Senate

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    The legislation was presented during a hastily organized meeting of the House State and Local Government Committee on Thursday afternoon, the 57th day of the 60-day legislative session. Are the governor and lawmakers willing to let Kentucky's children become less educated simply because they do not value a good education? The bill cleared the Senate on Thursday.
  • Trump complains press 'so after me on women' after Stormy interview

    Trump complains press 'so after me on women' after Stormy interview

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    A federal judge turned down a request made by porn star Stormy Daniels's lawyer to depose President Donald Trump under oath. "We are going prove that Mr. It paid her $150,000 during the 2016 presidential election. Stephanie Grisham , a spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump , appeared to allude to the allegations in a tweet on Sunday night.
  • Israel army given shoot orders ahead of Gaza border protest

    Israel army given shoot orders ahead of Gaza border protest

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    While Gaza organisers have insisted that the demonstrations will be peaceful, several incidents of Gazans being detained after entering Israel in recent days - including three Palestinians who were carrying weapons - have seen Israeli forces keen to prove their control of the situation.
  • Palestinian killed by Israeli strike ahead of Gaza protest

    Palestinian killed by Israeli strike ahead of Gaza protest

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    The military says it will not tolerate damage to the barrier and that it will hold Hamas responsible. Earlier on the same day, Israeli tank shelling into Gaza had killed a Palestinian farmer, identified as Omar Sammour, 27. As a result, 10 demonstrators were killed and another 100 injured. Tents have been pitched by Palestinians in five locations on the edge of the buffer zone near the border.
  • AIADMK cadres to observe fast demanding Cauvery Management Board

    AIADMK cadres to observe fast demanding Cauvery Management Board

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    The six-week deadline given by the Supreme Court to the Centre in its judgment on 14 February regarding the CMB expired on Thursday. Chennai: As pronounced by ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu , the party Members of Parliament (MPs) raised their voice in Parliament since early this month, but to no avail, as Centre failed to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) as mandated by the Supreme Court.
  • Corbyn trips on Brexit, Russia, anti-Semitism

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    A smear campaign, I said to myself. "They must be dealt with as quickly as possible". They outlined a number of concrete steps they said Corbyn must make before meeting with them. "Any attempt to do so is a blatant breach of local and national guidelines and possibly a criminal offence - this was a deliberate attempt by a senior Labour councillor to improperly influence a planning decision for party political purposes".
  • 'Good chance' North Korean leader will do right thing

    'Good chance' North Korean leader will do right thing

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    The White House has said Mr Trump plans to meet Mr Kim by May amid nuclear tensions between the two nations. Analysts believe the most likely compromise could be North Korea agreeing to freeze weapons and missile tests and possibly cap its weapons development in return for sanctions relief and a reduction or freezing of joint U.S.
  • Australian Rugby Sevens captain James Stannard in hospital after coward punch

    Australian Rugby Sevens captain James Stannard in hospital after coward punch

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    Stannard was then rushed to St Vincent's Hospital and remains in a stable condition. Rugby Australia said Stannard had a conversation with the man before being punched in the head in an unprovoked attack. The governing body said earlier that two of Stannard's team-mates Lewis Holland and Ben O'Donnell, as well as Friend, detained the alleged attacker - a 22-year-old Briton - until police arrived.
  • Cheetah jumps into man's Jeep during African safari

    Cheetah jumps into man's Jeep during African safari

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    The cheetah got into the Land Cruiser because there weren't any doors on it. 'We started to notice the cheetahs became curious of the vehicle, ' Hayes said to KOMO News . He stayed completely silent and avoided eye contact at all costs, something which his guide believes may have save the man from a nasty bite. This helped keep the cheetah at ease while it was exploring the vehicle.
  • ExxonMobil (XOM) Holdings Reduced by Orrstown Financial Services Inc

    ExxonMobil (XOM) Holdings Reduced by Orrstown Financial Services Inc

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    Nike Inc now has $107.97B valuation. US equity benchmarks finished lower for a second straight session on Wednesday as a withering decline among last year's most-prominent stock performers assisted to unsettle Wall Street sentiment. To do this, analysts often use a stock's beta, which measures the stock's volatility relative to the overall market. The firm operates through Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical divisions.
  • U.S. wants social media details from all visa applicants

    U.S. wants social media details from all visa applicants

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    It's a vast expansion of the Trump administration's enhanced vetting of potential immigrants and visitors. The new rules would apply to virtually all applicants for immigrant and non-immigrant visas. A report from the DHS Inspector General in February 2017 found that early versions of the screening program had failed to set clear objectives, and at least one implemented tool "was not a viable option for automated social media screening and that manual review was more effective at ...
  • Russia to expel 60 US diplomats in retaliation

    Russia to expel 60 US diplomats in retaliation

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    The White House said Thursday that Moscow's tit-for-tat decision to expel 60 USA diplomats "marks a further deterioration in the United States-Russia relationship". Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, said at news conference Thursday that Moscow would expel the same number of diplomats from each of those countries in retaliation.