Day: October 22, 2020

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Pope Francis’ Reportedly Edited Remarks On Same-Sex Civil Unions Leave Catholics In ‘Turmoil, Confusion, And Error’ Amidst Vatican Silence Pope Francis’ Reportedly Edited Remarks On Same-Sex Civil Unions Leave Catholics In ‘Turmoil, Confusion, And Error’ Amidst Vatican Silence 

Catholic bishops pushed back against remarks in which Pope Francis appeared to condone same-sex civil unions, warning that the statements as reported spread “turmoil, confusion, and error.” Media reported Wednesday that the pope had made bombshell statements condoning civil unions that were included in the documentary “Francesco,” which premiered Wednesday night in Rome.  The Catholic […]

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Facebook Admits To Suppressing Anti-Government Posts As Protests Rage In NigeriaFacebook Admits To Suppressing Anti-Government Posts As Protests Rage In Nigeria

October 22, 2020 5:11 PM ET Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have been incorrectly flagging protest-related posts in Nigeria as “false-information,” according to Vice.  Users in the most populous country in Africa began highlighting the issue as protests against police brutality intensified on Wednesday, Vice reports. Posts that included the hashtag #EndSARS were stopped by […]

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Poland Rules Abortions For Defects Are Unconstitutional, Severely Limiting Access To Legal AbortionsPoland Rules Abortions For Defects Are Unconstitutional, Severely Limiting Access To Legal Abortions

October 22, 2020 2:05 PM ET Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that aborting a fetus that has congenital defects is unconstitutional, severely restricting access to abortion in the heavily Catholic country. 11 of the 13 judges ruled in favor of the ban, while two judges did not support the majority ruling, according to the Associated […]

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Vatican And China Extend Agreement Despite Opposition From US OfficialsVatican And China Extend Agreement Despite Opposition From US Officials

The Vatican and China extended an agreement that allows Beijing to name bishops with approval from the pope, despite strong opposition from US officials who have voiced concern about human rights in China, numerous sources reported. The Vatican and Beijing announced the renewal of the 2018 China-Vatican provisional agreement, which expired Thursday.  Critics have argued […]

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Not Wearing A Mask Now Means 2 Years In Prison In EthiopiaNot Wearing A Mask Now Means 2 Years In Prison In Ethiopia

October 22, 2020 11:20 AM ET Ethiopia can now punish citizens with up to two years in prison if they refuse to wear a mask or violate other COVID-19 guidelines, according to reports.  Africa’s second-largest country by population is stepping up enforcement of coronavirus restrictions out of fear that residents are getting too comfortable, according […]

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Edward Snowden Receives Permanent Residency In Russia, Lawyer SaysEdward Snowden Receives Permanent Residency In Russia, Lawyer Says

October 22, 2020 10:44 AM ET American whistleblower Edward Snowden has obtained permanent residency rights in Russia, getting him one step closer to citizenship if he pursues it, according to his lawyer, Reuters reported Thursday. Snowden, 37, was a contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency before he leaked domestic and international U.S. surveillance operations […]

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DNA Collection, Visa And Asylum Reforms: Here Are Immigration Reforms The Trump Administration Has PushedDNA Collection, Visa And Asylum Reforms: Here Are Immigration Reforms The Trump Administration Has Pushed

Under Trump administration reforms, individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. will be denied unless they previously sought protection from the country they are fleeing, with limited exceptions for those who can “establish a reasonable fear of persecution or torture.”  The ACLU said the Trump Administration is attempting to “radically” change the immigration system by collecting […]

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Macy’s Cancels 160-Year-Old Christmas Tradition Due To PandemicMacy’s Cancels 160-Year-Old Christmas Tradition Due To Pandemic

Macy’s won’t be hosting Santa Claus this year due to the pandemic, disrupting a nearly 160 year tradition, numerous sources reported. More than a quarter of a million people visit Santa at the company’s flagship New York store every year. Due to the crowds the event attracts to the store’s Santaland packed with toys, Christmas […]

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