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Pope accepts resignation of LA bishop accused of misconduct

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 13:29 Last update: about 1 hour ago Associated Press

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following allegations of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said...

Meghan's father Thomas Markle appeals to her to call home

Monday, 17 December 2018, 16:20 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Thomas Markle appealed to his daughter Meghan to call home, saying Monday they hadn't spoken since her wedding to Prince Harry in May. The former actress, now known as the Duchess of Sussex, has...

Philippines' Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

Monday, 17 December 2018, 14:44 Last update: about 6 hours ago

The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition held in Bangkok on Monday, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation. Gray wore a...

This Christmas tell your children the real Santa Claus story

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 10:45 Last update: about 4 days ago The Conversation

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, bringing gifts to children. Santa has several aliases, depending on the part of the world you live in. The English call him Father Christmas, the French...

May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball's in UK's court

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 08:39 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over...

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