The Pope encourages women to protest against abortion in Argentina

The Pope compares abortion to ‘hiring a hitman’ as he encourages women to protest new law legalising the procedure in Argentina Pope Francis has written to protesters in Argentina opposing legal abortions He told women that ‘the country is proud’ of them, and to keep demonstrating  Francis also compared abortion to ‘hiring a killer to solve a problem’ in his […]

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We have no choice but to get quarantine right this time

For much of Victoria's extended lockdown, it did not seem possible to achieve. Even the state's Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, thought it would need a good dose of luck. And yet, after 28 days of no community transmission of COVID-19, that once elusive milestone, elimination, was reached on Friday. When you include the news earlier this week that the […]

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Five British MPs 'cheated death by terror bomb at Paris conference'

Five British MPs ‘cheated death by terror bomb at Paris conference after Iranian official smuggled “Mother of Satan” explosive on commercial flight in his diplomatic bag’ Assadollah Assadi, 48, allegedly arrived with bomb at Vienna airport, Austria Bomb handed over to couple who would take it to Paris conference, sources say Free Iran conference attended by Conservative MPs Bob Blackman, Matthew […]

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Boris Johnson threatens national shutdown in January

New Year lockdown fear: Boris Johnson threatens national shutdown in January if people don’t obey new Covid tier system PM said Covid threat had ‘not gone away’ despite misery of a second lockdown He said vaccine progress gave ‘hope’ but UK faced ‘hard winter’ of restrictions Decision to put 99% of England in top two of three tiers, where socialising […]

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Good riddance to NYC transportation boss Polly Trottenberg

New York City’s streets are a barely navigable mess. Vehicular and pedestrian fatalities rose over the past two years. People in droves abandoned buses, which moved ever slower despite dedicated lanes and multiple-door entry. So what’s been the reaction to Department of Transportation Commissioner’s announcement this week that she is quitting? Mainly that it’s a blow to Mayor de Blasio’s […]

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