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  • [World News]As US pushes Tehran, Iran recalls American-backed 1953 coup08/20 16:20

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — To understand how Iran views the United States after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal with world powers, one needs to look first at the past.......Search More News

  • [Business]Exclusive: Standard Chartered sells principal finance business to Actis and ICG08/20 15:50

    Standard Chartered is in talks to sell its private equity business to Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), a source with direct knowledge of the deal said on Monday, as part of a broader disposal of its 'principal finance' investment business. ......Search More News

  • [Business]Linde, Praxair get EU approval for $82 billion deal, await U.S. decision08/20 15:50

    German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. rival Praxair secured conditional EU antitrust approval on Monday for their $82 billion merger but still have to clear a major hurdle with U.S. enforcers. ......Search More News

  • [Technology]Apple yanked 25000 apps from its China App Store - CNBC08/20 15:40

    CNBCApple yanked 25000 apps from its China App StoreCNBCApple has pulled thousands of illegal apps from its App Store in China, the company confirmed to CNBC. The news was originally reported in a weekend report by state broadcaster CCTV, which said Apple carried out the large-scale removal of illegal apps ...Apple Pulls Illegal Apps Targeted by Chinese State MediaWall Street JournalApple cracks down on gambling apps in ChinaTechCrunchApple yanks 25000 gambling apps from the App Store in ChinaBGRFortune -9to5Mac -CNET -USA TODAYall 172 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Four people killed, nearly 60 shot this weekend across Chicago - Fox News08/20 15:40

    Fox NewsFour people killed, nearly 60 shot this weekend across ChicagoFox NewsTwo teens who had been reported missing were among the four people killed and 54 people shot this weekend in Chicago, as the city's gun violence epidemic continued unabated. The weekend tally was up compared to the same weekend in 2017, which ...23 people shot, 2 fatally: 'Welcome to Chicago, I guess'Chicago Tribuneall 107 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Technology]This $224 Essential Phone deal is perfect for Android 9 Pie - SlashGear08/20 15:40

    SlashGearThis $224 Essential Phone deal is perfect for Android 9 PieSlashGearSmartphones may generally be getting bigger and bigger, but the Essential Phone bucked that trend – and now its price is getting smaller, too. The Android handset still packs a Quad HD display, dual cameras, and a not-insignificant 3,040 mAh battery ...You can try out a fresh slice of Android 9 Pie with more than 50% off the Essential PhonePCWorldDeal: Essential Phone in Halo Gray on sale for $223!Android Authority (blog)all 32 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Technology]Farfetch targets New York listing as luxury web sales thrive08/20 15:40

    Online fashion retailer Farfetch aims to float on the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year, the London-based company said on Monday, seeking to capitalise on rapid growth in luxury sales on the web. ......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Tesla nears 3-month low as JPMorgan adds to deal doubts08/20 15:40

    Slashing its price target for Tesla Inc from $308 to $195, the brokerage said it did not believe Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had funds for a plan announced by a tweet that said "funding secured" two weeks ago. Analysts from the U.S. bank had upped its forecast from $198 to $308 after a roughly $100 surge in Tesla stock following Musk's tweets on Aug. 7 and the note on Monday was the latest evidence of scepticism about the deal on Wall Street. People familiar with the matter said on Sunday that PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that Musk says had been pressing to help fund the buyout, is in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors Inc.......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Woman open fires at Texas food warehouse, killing 1, police say - ABC News08/20 15:30

    ABC NewsWoman open fires at Texas food warehouse, killing 1, police sayABC NewsA woman opened fire at a large food warehouse in Texas early Monday, killing one person and injuring another, authorities said. The alleged shooter, an employee of the warehouse, also died after the incident and subsequent shootout at the Ben E. Keith ...2 employees dead, including suspect, in workplace shooting at food warehouse in Missouri CityKTRK-TVEmployee shoots, kills manager at Missouri City food warehouseKHOU.com1 killed, 1 wounded in shooting at Missouri City food warehouseWHAS11.comall 202 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Headlines]EU seeks hosts for migrants amid new Italy, Malta standoff08/20 15:20

    The European Union is trying to find countries willing to take 177 people rescued at sea after Italy sought its help to deal with yet another migrant standoff with Malta.......Search More News

  • [Technology]Nintendo Announces A Bunch Of Switch Indie Game News - Kotaku08/20 15:20

    KotakuNintendo Announces A Bunch Of Switch Indie Game NewsKotakuTo kick off Gamescom, the biggest gaming convention in Europe, Nintendo announced a ton of news about indie games on Switch, including release dates, ports, and even some surprise releases for today. Slay the Spire, Children of Morta, and more are ...Indie Highlights - 20.08.2018 (Nintendo Switch)YouTubeall 63 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Business]PepsiCo to buy at-home-soda-maker SodaStream in $3.2 billion deal - Dallas News08/20 15:20

    Dallas NewsPepsiCo to buy at-home-soda-maker SodaStream in $3.2 billion dealDallas NewsThe parent of Plano-based Frito-Lay said Monday it plans to acquire make-your-own soft drink brand SodaStream in a deal valued at $3.2 billion. The move will bring Israeli-based SodaStream International Ltd. under American ownership, and give PepsiCo ...PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to step down, will be succeeded by Ramon LaguartaUSA TODAYall 553 news articles »......Search More News

  • [World]British woman who fell off ship in Croatia credits singing and yoga for surviving 10-hour ordeal - Fox News08/20 15:11

    Fox NewsBritish woman who fell off ship in Croatia credits singing and yoga for surviving 10-hour ordealFox NewsA British woman who was rescued 10 hours after falling from a Norwegian Star cruise ship on Saturday credits singing and yoga for helping to survive the ordeal. Kay Longstaff, 46, spent a night in the Adriatic Sea after she plunged from the ship's deck ...UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise shipABC NewsMiracle Brit air hostess, 46, 'climbed railing and jumped off cruise ship's 4ft barrier after drunken row with ...The Sunall 556 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Gossip]Nicki Minaj slams Kylie Jenner and more after chart defeat - NEWS.com.au08/20 15:11

    NEWS.com.auNicki Minaj slams Kylie Jenner and more after chart defeatNEWS.com.auNICKI Minaj lost the race for a US number 1 album — and laid the blame on everyone from Spotify to Kylie Jenner's six-month-old baby Stormi. Seriously. Nick Bond@bondnickbond · news.com.auAugust 20, 201811:24am. Video; Image ...Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums ChartBillboardall 155 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Sports]Simone Biles Swept All Five Titles At The National Championships - Deadspin08/20 15:11

    DeadspinSimone Biles Swept All Five Titles At The National ChampionshipsDeadspinBOSTON — Simone Biles ascended to the top step of the podium a lot last night. Five times to be exact. In only her second competition since the Olympic Games in Rio, Biles swept all five titles at the 2018 national championships. She placed first on ...How Simone Biles honored sexual assault survivors with leotard at championshipsToday.comSimone Biles sweeps all-around, event titles at US Gymnastics ChampionshipsUSA TODAYAssociated Press News - AP NewsAP NewsTeamUSA.orgall 488 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA08/20 15:11

    With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.......Search More News

  • [World News]Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse in letter to Catholics08/20 15:11

    In a highly personal letter addressed to "the people of God," Church language for all members, the pope appeared to be launching an appeal for all Catholics to face the crisis together and not let it tear the Church apart. The Catholic Church in the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland - where the pope is making a two-day visit this weekend - are reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors. In his letter, the pope referred to the suffering endured by minors due to sexual abuse at the hands of a "significant number of clerics and consecrated persons." The Vatican said it was the first time a pope had written to all of the world's some 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse.......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Mali constitutional court upholds election results08/20 15:00

    Mali's constitutional court on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to a second five-year term.......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Bandmates remember friend killed in series of 'cold-blooded' Nashville shootings - ABC News08/20 15:00

    ABC NewsBandmates remember friend killed in series of 'cold-blooded' Nashville shootingsABC NewsThe bandmates of a man shot and killed outside a Nashville bar this weekend are remembering their friend murdered on his birthday in a string of crimes police believe could be connected. Bartley "Brandon" Teal was killed in a shooting at about 3 a.m ...and more »......Search More News

  • [World]UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise ship - ABC News08/20 15:00

    ABC NewsUK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off cruise shipABC NewsA British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night sang to stay alive, her rescuers said Monday. The captain of the Croatian rescue ship that found Kay Longstaff, 46, floating some 45 nautical miles off Croatia ...Woman who fell from cruise ship, saved after surviving 10 hours in the oceanNEWS.com.auMiracle Brit air hostess, 46, 'climbed railing and jumped off cruise ship's 4ft barrier after drunken row with ...The Sunall 566 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Brazil poll shows jailed Lula extending lead for October election08/20 15:00

    Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has increased his support by almost five percentage points and would win Brazil's October presidential election if he is allowed to run, a poll by CNT/MDA showed on Monday. ......Search More News

  • [Headlines]One detained in relation to shooting outside U.S. Embassy in Turkish capital: Anadolu Agency08/20 15:00

    One person was detained in relation to the shooting outside the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday. ......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Pope calls on all Catholics to uproot 'this culture of death' in unprecedented letter on sexual abuse08/20 15:00

    Pope Francis, facing simultaneous clergy sexual abuse crises in several countries, on Monday wrote an unprecedented letter to all the world's Catholics asking each of them to help uproot "this culture of death". In the letter, addressed to "the people of God," he also promised that no effort will be spared to prevent abuse and its cover up. "We have realized that these wounds never disappear and that they require us forcefully to condemn these atrocities and join forces in uprooting this culture of death," he said. The letter also responded to a recent grand jury report in the US state of Pennsylvania. He said that while most cases in the report "belong to the past," it was clear that abuse "was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced". A Vatican official said it was the first time a pope had written to all of the world's some 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse. Past letters on the scandal have been addressed to bishops and faithful in individual countries. It is the first time a pope had written to all of the world's some 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse Credit:  Tony Gentile/REUTERS The grand jury last week released the findings of the largest-ever investigation of sex abuse in the US Catholic Church, finding that 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years. The letter was released as the Church is facing sexual abuse scandals in a number of countries, including the United States, Chile and Australia. It also comes days before he visits Ireland, which is still reeling from the effects of its own abuse crisis.  Read the letter in full:    LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS  TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD   “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. Crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness, primarily among the victims, but also in their family members and in the larger community of believers and nonbelievers alike. Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated. The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults. 1. If one member suffers… In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors, victims of sexual abuse, the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests over a period of approximately seventy years. Even though it can be said that most of these cases belong to the past, nonetheless as time goes on we have come to know the pain of many of the victims. We have realized that these wounds never disappear and that they require us forcefully to condemn these atrocities and join forces in uprooting this culture of death; these wounds never go away. The heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which cries out to heaven, was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced. But their outcry was more powerful than all the measures meant to silence it, or sought even to resolve it by decisions that increased its gravity by falling into complicity. The Lord heard that cry and once again showed us on which side he stands. Mary’s song is not mistaken and continues quietly to echo throughout history. For the Lord remembers the promise he made to our fathers: “he has scattered the proud in their conceit; he has cast down the mighty from their thrones and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty” (Lk 1:51-53). We feel shame when we realize that our style of life has denied, and continues to deny, the words we recite. With shame and repentance, we acknowledge as an ecclesial community that we were not where we should have been, that we did not act in a timely manner, realizing the magnitude and the gravity of the damage done to so many lives. We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them. I make my own the words of the then Cardinal Ratzinger when, during the Way of the Cross composed for Good Friday 2005, he identified with the cry of pain of so many victims and exclaimed: “How much filth there is in the Church, and even among those who, in the priesthood, ought to belong entirely to [Christ]! How much pride, how much self-complacency! Christ’s betrayal by his disciples, their unworthy reception of his body and blood, is certainly the greatest suffering endured by the Redeemer; it pierces his heart. We can only call to him from the depths of our hearts: Kyrie eleison – Lord, save us! (cf. Mt 8:25)” (Ninth Station). 2. … all suffer together with it The extent and the gravity of all that has happened requires coming to grips with this reality in a comprehensive and communal way. While it is important and necessary on every journey of conversion to acknowledge the truth of what has happened, in itself this is not enough. Today we are challenged as the People of God to take on the pain of our brothers and sisters wounded in their flesh and in their spirit. If, in the past, the response was one of omission, today we want solidarity, in the deepest and most challenging sense, to become our way of forging present and future history. And this in an environment where conflicts, tensions and above all the victims of every type of abuse can encounter an outstretched hand to protect them and rescue them from their pain (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 228). Such solidarity demands that we in turn condemn whatever endangers the integrity of any person. A solidarity that summons us to fight all forms of corruption, especially spiritual corruption. The latter is “a comfortable and self-satisfied form of blindness. Everything then appears acceptable: deception, slander, egotism and other subtle forms of self-centeredness, for ‘even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light’ (2 Cor 11:14)” (Gaudete et Exsultate, 165). Saint Paul’s exhortation to suffer with those who suffer is the best antidote against all our attempts to repeat the words of Cain: “Am I my brother's keeper?” (Gen 4:9). I am conscious of the effort and work being carried out in various parts of the world to come up with the necessary means to ensure the safety and protection of the integrity of children and of vulnerable adults, as well as implementing zero tolerance and ways of making all those who perpetrate or cover up these crimes accountable. We have delayed in applying these actions and sanctions that are so necessary, yet I am confident that they will help to guarantee a greater culture of care in the present and future. Together with those efforts, every one of the baptized should feel involved in the ecclesial and social change that we so greatly need. This change calls for a personal and communal conversion that makes us see things as the Lord does. For as Saint John Paul II liked to say: “If we have truly started out anew from the contemplation of Christ, we must learn to see him especially in the faces of those with whom he wished to be identified” (Novo Millennio Ineunte, 49). To see things as the Lord does, to be where the Lord wants us to be, to experience a conversion of heart in his presence. To do so, prayer and penance will help. I invite the entire holy faithful People of God to a penitential exercise of prayer and fasting, following the Lord’s command.[1] This can awaken our conscience and arouse our solidarity and commitment to a culture of care that says “never again” to every form of abuse. It is impossible to think of a conversion of our activity as a Church that does not include the active participation of all the members of God’s People. Indeed, whenever we have tried to replace, or silence, or ignore, or reduce the People of God to small elites, we end up creating communities, projects, theological approaches, spiritualities and structures without roots, without memory, without faces, without bodies and ultimately, without lives.[2] This is clearly seen in a peculiar way of understanding the Church’s authority, one common in many communities where sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience have occurred. Such is the case with clericalism, an approach that “not only nullifies the character of Christians, but also tends to diminish and undervalue the baptismal grace that the Holy Spirit has placed in the heart of our people”.[3] Clericalism, whether fostered by priests themselves or by lay persons, leads to an excision in the ecclesial body that supports and helps to perpetuate many of the evils that we are condemning today. To say “no” to abuse is to say an emphatic “no” to all forms of clericalism. It is always helpful to remember that “in salvation history, the Lord saved one people. We are never completely ourselves unless we belong to a people. That is why no one is saved alone, as an isolated individual. Rather, God draws us to himself, taking into account the complex fabric of interpersonal relationships present in the human community. God wanted to enter into the life and history of a people” (Gaudete et Exsultate, 6). Consequently, the only way that we have to respond to this evil that has darkened so many lives is to experience it as a task regarding all of us as the People of God. This awareness of being part of a people and a shared history will enable us to acknowledge our past sins and mistakes with a penitential openness that can allow us to be renewed from within. Without the active participation of all the Church’s members, everything being done to uproot the culture of abuse in our communities will not be successful in generating the necessary dynamics for sound and realistic change. The penitential dimension of fasting and prayer will help us as God’s People to come before the Lord and our wounded brothers and sisters as sinners imploring forgiveness and the grace of shame and conversion. In this way, we will come up with actions that can generate resources attuned to the Gospel. For “whenever we make the effort to return to the source and to recover the original freshness of the Gospel, new avenues arise, new paths of creativity open up, with different forms of expression, more eloquent signs and words with new meaning for today’s world” (Evangelii Gaudium, 11). It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame, the atrocities perpetrated by consecrated persons, clerics, and all those entrusted with the mission of watching over and caring for those most vulnerable. Let us beg forgiveness for our own sins and the sins of others. An awareness of sin helps us to acknowledge the errors, the crimes and the wounds caused in the past and allows us, in the present, to be more open and committed along a journey of renewed conversion. Likewise, penance and prayer will help us to open our eyes and our hearts to other people’s sufferings and to overcome the thirst for power and possessions that are so often the root of those evils. May fasting and prayer open our ears to the hushed pain felt by children, young people and the disabled. A fasting that can make us hunger and thirst for justice and impel us to walk in the truth, supporting all the judicial measures that may be necessary. A fasting that shakes us up and leads us to be committed in truth and charity with all men and women of good will, and with society in general, to combatting all forms of the abuse of power, sexual abuse and the abuse of conscience. In this way, we can show clearly our calling to be “a sign and instrument of communion with God and of the unity of the entire human race” (Lumen Gentium, 1). “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it”, said Saint Paul. By an attitude of prayer and penance, we will become attuned as individuals and as a community to this exhortation, so that we may grow in the gift of compassion, in justice, prevention and reparation. Mary chose to stand at the foot of her Son’s cross. She did so unhesitatingly, standing firmly by Jesus’ side. In this way, she reveals the way she lived her entire life. When we experience the desolation caused by these ecclesial wounds, we will do well, with Mary, “to insist more upon prayer”, seeking to grow all the more in love and fidelity to the Church (SAINT IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA, Spiritual Exercises, 319). She, the first of the disciples, teaches all of us as disciples how we are to halt before the sufferings of the innocent, without excuses or cowardice. To look to Mary is to discover the model of a true follower of Christ. May the Holy Spirit grant us the grace of conversion and the interior anointing needed to express before these crimes of abuse our compunction and our resolve courageously to combat them. Vatican City, 20 August 2018 FRANCIS......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Venezuela lops five zeros off its currency in bid to tackle hyperinflation08/20 15:00

    Venezuela is launching a new currency that lops five zeros off the country's fast-depreciating bills, in a bid to tackle the country's accelerating hyperinflation. President Nicolas Maduro has also announced a 3,000 per cent hike in the minimum wage and a rise in the price of fuel to international levels, in changes that will be implemented from Monday.......Search More News

  • [Gossip]Gretchen Carlson says Miss America's claims cost pageant $75K - Minnesota Public Radio News08/20 14:41

    Minnesota Public Radio NewsGretchen Carlson says Miss America's claims cost pageant $75KMinnesota Public Radio NewsMiss America chair Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others have bullied and silenced her has led to the loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year's contestants.and more »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Prosecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of August - CNN08/20 14:41

    CNNProsecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of AugustCNN(CNN) Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and could announce them by the end of the month, people familiar with the matter tell CNN. The US Attorney's office for the Southern ...Michael Cohen is reportedly being investigated for over $20 million in bank fraudBusiness InsiderFBI Raids Office of Trump's Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It 'Disgraceful'New York TimesMichael Cohen Would Take a Bullet for Donald TrumpVanity Fairall 267 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Business]PepsiCo to Buy SodaStream for $3.2 Billion, in Push for Healthier Options08/20 14:41

    The deal for the maker of home-carbonation machines is a late effort by PepsiCo’s departing chief executive to firmly steer the company away from sugary sodas.......Search More News

  • [Business]EU regulators okay with conditions $82 billion Linde, Praxair deal08/20 14:41

    EU antitrust regulators approved on Monday German industrial gases group Linde's planned $82 billion merger with U.S. rival Praxair after the companies agreed to sell Praxair's assets to a Japanese rival together with other concessions. ......Search More News

  • [World]Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attack - ABC News08/20 14:30

    ABC NewsSpanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attackABC NewsA man pleaded to be let into a locked police station in Barcelona before dawn Monday, then lunged with a knife at officers inside. Police shot him dead and the attack is being investigated for any links to terror, authorities said. Commissioner Rafel ...and more »......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Tesla nears three-month low as JPMorgan adds to deal doubts08/20 14:30

    Tesla Inc shares fell nearly 4 percent on Monday as a $113 cut in JPMorgan Chase's price target for the electric carmaker added to growing doubts among market players about a plan to take the company private. ......Search More News