Gunmen attack intelligence training center in Afghan capital Kabul

​Gunmen attacked an area around a security base and training center for Afghanistan’s intelligence service on Thursday in the capital Kabul, officials said. Staff and officials at the center took shelter in a protected area of the compound as gunfire came from a half-finished building near the site. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said the… Read More Gunmen attack intelligence training center in Afghan capital Kabul

Pennsylvania report expose decades of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests 

Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through the weaponization of faith and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday. An 884-page report made public by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro after a two-year investigation contained graphic examples… Read More Pennsylvania report expose decades of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests 

New York files lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over OxyContin opioid epidemic

New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands. The state blamed Purdue for running what it called a reckless, decades-long scheme to mislead doctors and patients by overstating the ability… Read More New York files lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over OxyContin opioid epidemic

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders overhaul of Nigeria Police SARS unit

​The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to review the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). According to a statement signed by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, the decision was sequel to complaints and reports on the activities of SARS, a unit in the police. There has been… Read More Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders overhaul of Nigeria Police SARS unit

Dozens killed as motorway bridge collapses in Italy 

Firefighters searched on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the morning in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens. At least 35 probably died, Italy’s ANSA news agency said citing fire brigade sources, while the official body count remained at about 20. A 50-metre… Read More Dozens killed as motorway bridge collapses in Italy 

Australian archbishop Philip Wilson begins home detention for concealing child sex abuse

A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home. Newcastle Court Magistrate Robert Stone allowed 67-year-old Philip Wilson to serve his detention at home after an assessment by prison authorities… Read More Australian archbishop Philip Wilson begins home detention for concealing child sex abuse

Pedestrians injured as car collides with security barriers outside London parliament building

​A number of people were injured when a car collided with security barriers outside London’s parliament building on Tuesday and the driver was arrested, police said. Police said they could not immediately determine whether the incident was terrorism-related. “The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians… Read More Pedestrians injured as car collides with security barriers outside London parliament building

NASA launches spacecraft to explore deeper into the Sun’s corona

NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced. The craft will endure extreme heat while zooming through the solar corona to study the Sun’s outer atmosphere that gives rise to the solar winds. The Parker Solar Probe, a spacecraft the size of… Read More NASA launches spacecraft to explore deeper into the Sun’s corona