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Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Catholic Church in the U.S. forked out US$120 million to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy and US$30 million on pedophile prevention programs over 12 months, according to an annual report out Friday.
The World Bank announced Friday that it will give three West African countries at least US$650 million over the next 12 to 18 months to help them recover from the devastating effects of Ebola.
The parents of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon attacks have asked prosecutors to take the death penalty off the table for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in a letter published Friday.
A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday.
There's been no break from the globe's record heat -- the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.
Bosnia claims second world's largest stew record
A dozen Bosnian chefs claimed Friday they set a new record for the world's largest stew, outperforming their fellow countrymen's 2014 achievement.
Dog flu outbreak gained foothold at doggie day cares
Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the day care environment, with dozens of pets mingling, contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest, experts say.
Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin
A study of the migration of rare western Pacific gray whales has led U.S. and Russian scientists to question whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their feeding grounds.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Suicide bomber kills 22 outside bank in E. Afghanistan: officials
A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 50 others in an attack Saturday outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said.
Top European officials and Greece's finance minister were on Thursday forced to play down fears that the country was poised to exit the eurozone, after the IMF rejected suggestions that Athens would postpone loan repayments.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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