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SYDNEY Australian police said on Thursday they have charged the Vatican’s treasurer, Australian Cardinal George Pell, with multiple sexual assault offences. “Cardinal Pell is facing multiple charges in respect of historic sexual offences,” Victoria state police deputy commissioner Shane Patton told a news conference in Melbourne. “There are multiple complainants relating to those charges,” he
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By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he planned to nominate a Federal Communications Commission attorney to fill one of two vacant seats at the nation’s telecommunications regulatory agency. The White House said Trump would name Brendan Carr, a Republican who previously served as an adviser to FCC Chairman
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By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider a challenge by business groups of the state’s cap-and-trade law, a ruling that environmentalists hailed as ending a legal fight that had cast a cloud over the program. The state supreme court did not issue a written opinion
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By Martyn Herman | LONDON LONDON It cost him five years of grand slam silverware, but Australian great Rod Laver says the decision to turn professional made him twice the player he was as an amateur. When Laver cleaned up all four grand slam titles in 1962 it seemed ludicrous to suggest he could get
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By Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON Prosecutors on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people including ex-police chiefs over the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium crush in which 96 fans died, Britain’s worst sporting disaster. The charges related to the deaths and also to an alleged subsequent cover-up by police of their own catastrophic mistakes. The
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LONDON Michael Bond, the British creator of Paddington Bear, a marmalade sandwich-loving refugee from Peru who entertained generations of children with his exploits in London, died on Tuesday aged 91 after a short illness. Wearing a tag round his neck that read “Please look after this bear”, Paddington was named after the London railway station
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By Andrew Cawthorne and Brian Ellsworth | CARACAS CARACAS The Venezuelan government hunted on Wednesday for a rogue policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been manipulated to justify repression. In extraordinary scenes over Caracas around sunset on Tuesday, the stolen helicopter fired shots
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MUNICH German carmakers BMW, Audi and truck manufacturer MAN (VOWG_p.DE) have agreed with Bavaria to cut pollution from diesel engines, with manufacturers promising to reduce emissions from older models and the state government planning incentives to spur sales of newer, more efficient cars. With Germany’s national elections only three months away, politicians are raising pressure
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By Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON Prosecutors on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people including ex-police chiefs over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, Britain’s worst sporting disaster. The victims, all Liverpool supporters, died in an overcrowded, fenced-in enclosure at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, northern England, during an
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TOKYO Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it is filing a lawsuit against joint venture partner Western Digital Corp. Toshiba is claiming 120 billion yen ($1.07 billion) in damages, saying in a statement that Western Digital is interfering with the sale of its memory chip division. Toshiba also said it has decided to shut out
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