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Pope Francis updates canon law to address paedophilia by priests

Since becoming pope in 2013, the Argentine pontiff has striven to tackle the decades-long sexual abuse scandals involving Catholic priests around the globe.

Peker videos: Crime boss’s claims rattle Turkish government

The accusations thrown by Sedat Peker at close Erdogan allies — including a former prime minister, top officials and their relatives — range from corruption and drug trafficking to rape and multiple murders.

Palestine could be taking a South African direction

The signs are there that the Israeli state may have ‘won’ the most recent battle against Palestinians but could be losing the protracted war, especially in the court of public opinion

Pretoria prevaricates on Israel

Cyril Ramaphosa may have signalled a hardening of tone but, like his predecessors, he is unlikely to break the mould on the Palestine-Israel two-state solution

Cali protests herald brewing class war

Colombia’s general anti-tax strike has turned into a mass protest movement and become violent, writes Laura Brown

‘Indignant ones’: The Spaniards who launched ‘occupy’

Fuelled by social media, the protests were horizontal in structure, decentralised with no identifiable leader, and took shape without the involvement of unions or political parties.

Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians at mercy of Israeli court

Palestinians in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood face court-sanctioned eviction in what rights groups say is a continuation of Israel’s decades-long plan to ‘ethnically cleanse’ the city.

#SOSColombia: Remember Sharpeville?

The Colombian government’s violent repression of political dissent is dangerous

The Covid-19 crisis facing India’s prisoners

Political prisoners in India, many of whom are awaiting trial, face abysmal conditions in far-flung, overcrowded jails. Now they are threatened with infection without access to healthcare

India is being pulverised by a second Covid-19 wave

Oxygen, hospital bed and medication shortages have left thousands dead. But the ruling party lets millions gather at religious festivals and remains on the campaign trail

Killing in the name of blasphemy

Pakistan’s harsh laws against religious profanity are being abused to settle personal and political scores, leading to an alarming rise in convictions and even murder

Trump rages at Covid experts who criticised him

The bitter outburst came after Fauci told CNN how shocked he had been when Trump last April called for states to "liberate" themselves as experts pleaded with Americans to obey shutdown orders

Boeing seals large 737 MAX order as airlines eye recovery

After being grounded for 20 months, the aircraft is on the road to recovery

Former French president Sarkozy handed jail term for corruption

The conviction sets a new low-point in the tumultuous political career of the right-winger who remains a dominant political figure in France, admired by fans for his tough talk on crime and immigration

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

Pfizer is accused of bullying Latin American governments by demanding they grant indemnity against potential civil claims relating to the vaccine

Governments around the world condemn Myanmar’s military coup

The United States led governments around the world in calling for the restoration of Myanmar's democracy on Monday after the military staged a coup, arresting civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians

Trump slinks off world stage, leaving others to put out the fires he started

What his supporters and assorted right-wingers will do now in a climate that is less friendly to them is anyone’s guess

‘No one took us seriously’: Black cops warned about racist Capitol police for years

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building

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