U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigns following sexual abuse allegations

​Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of the U.S. Catholic Church’s most prominent figures, who has been at the center of a widening sexual abuse scandal. 88-year-old McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., is the first cardinal in living memory to lose his red hat and title. Other… Read More U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigns following sexual abuse allegations

Super Eagles, Wolverhampton FC goalkeeper Carl Ikeme announces retirement

​Super Eagles and Wolverhampton goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has announced his retirement from the professional game on Friday. The 32-year-old goalie announced the news to his Wolverhampton teammates before a training session. His retirement comes after consultations with medical experts. Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukemia when he returned abnormal blood results during pre-season in July… Read More Super Eagles, Wolverhampton FC goalkeeper Carl Ikeme announces retirement

Explosions, gunshots reported in eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad

A number of explosions were reported in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad and gunshots could be heard in the area of a dormitory for trainee midwives, local officials said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial government spokesman, said at least some of the students, most of them from Nuristan province in eastern Afghanistan, had… Read More Explosions, gunshots reported in eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad

Cricket legend Imran Khan emerges Pakistan new prime minister, set to launch coalition talks

Pakistan’s likely new prime minister Imran Khan is expected to launch coalition talks on Saturday with smaller parties after the electoral commission announced long-delayed full results of an election disputed by the opponents. Khan’s party scooped up 16.86 million votes in a better-than-expected performance, trouncing the party of jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif, which finished… Read More Cricket legend Imran Khan emerges Pakistan new prime minister, set to launch coalition talks

Firefighters killed, thousands evacuated as firestorm sweeps through northern California

A fast-growing northern California wildfire killed a second firefighter on Friday after high winds drove it into the city of Redding, prompting mass evacuations, destroying 500 structures and threatening thousands of other dwellings and businesses, officials said. Flames raging in California’s scenic Shasta-Trinity area erupted into a firestorm that jumped across the Sacramento River and… Read More Firefighters killed, thousands evacuated as firestorm sweeps through northern California