Hundreds of German choirboys abused over more than four decades

Hundreds of German choirboys abused over more than four decades

Updated July 19, 2017 09:22:55 Photo: Pope Benedict XVI attends a concert by the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir at the Sistine Chapel in 2005 (Reuters: Obsservatore Romano-Arturo Mari) Nearly 550 members of a German boys’ choir were physically, and in some cases sexually, abused over several decades, a new report has found. The 440-page report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of abusing young members of the Regensburger Domspazten boys choir between 1945 and the early 1990s. However, the perpetrators are unlikely to face charges because of the time…

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Superbug report reveals rise in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea

Superbug report reveals rise in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea

Posted July 19, 2017 06:12:33 More than 1,000 cases of almost-untreatable superbugs were reported in Australia in the 12 months to March this year. Key points: Superbugs are resistant to “almost everything” Authorities concerned about spread of gonorrhoea Nursing homes singled out as having high proportion of superbugs For the first time, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has tracked dangerous bacteria resistant to the last line of antibiotics. Senior medical adviser Professor John Turnidge said authorities could now track the spread of superbugs, almost in…

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Authorities: Man killed daughter for dating a Muslim

Authorities: Man killed daughter for dating a Muslim

Prosecutors say Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the central Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high school. The daughter, 17-year-old Henriette Karra, was in a relationship with a Muslim man, against the urging of her parents, according to a criminal indictment filed in Israeli district court this week. In late May, Henriette left the family home after threats and abuse from her parents, the indictment said. She stayed with her boyfriend’s mother for part of the time. Henriette’s family tried…

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Clive Palmer continues to fight federal government over Queensland Nickel blame

Clive Palmer continues to fight federal government over Queensland Nickel blame

Embattled businessman Clive Palmer has lodged an appeal against last month’s Supreme Court decision to strike-out parts of his defamation claim against Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash after they allegedly blamed Mr Palmer for the collapse of Queensland Nickel at separate press conferences in Beijing in April 2016. Clive Palmer will appeal last month’s Supreme Court ruling, Photo: Tony McDonoughMr Palmer claimed Mr Turnbull besmirched his name over the collapse and Senator Cash accused him of using funds from the company for his own benefit. Mr Palmer’s lawyer,…

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6 months in, Trump's presidency is teetering on brink of disaster

6 months in, Trump's presidency is teetering on brink of disaster

Any one of those three things would be enough to imperil a presidency. All three of them — and all within the first six months of an administration — suggest an unprecedented (that word comes up a lot with Trump) level of political jeopardy not just for the President but for the Republican Party he ostensibly leads. And amid all of the chaos, the controversy and the tweeting, the tweeting, the tweeting is this fundamental fact: Donald Trump ain’t changing. He is a 71-year-old man. A very successful 71-year-old man….

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