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Catholic Church of Australia paid compensation of A$276m (£171m; $213m) to victims of sexual abuse since 1980, an inquiry has heard. According to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse told that the money would be divided among thousands of victims. The compensation was made after the inquiry report claims that 3,066 …

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The former prime minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik, said he was detained at a US airport earlier this week because he had visited Iran in 2014. Mr Bondevik, who said he was travelling on his diplomatic passport, was held for about an hour. He said his passport also indicates he is a former prime …

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A bicycle race in Southern California last weekend held a death-defying finish for one competitor after a chain-reaction crash sent his bike pinwheeling off a concrete bridge and left him dangling perilously over the edge. Mike Allec was one of a group of racers sprinting through Saturday’s Santa Barbara County Road Race — an 85-mile, six-lap, uphill climb in …

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Diesel car driver in Westminster have to pay extra charges to park diesel cars. This step has taken to battle air pollution. This charge is a trail version for a period from April. Drivers of diesel- powered cars and vans will pay an additional 50%. This hike would be an extra burden of an hour …

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It’s been two years in the making, but Europe’s first underwater museum is finally complete. Deep in waters off the Spanish island of Lanzarote, accessible only to snorkelers, divers and sea life, the Museo Atlantico (Atlantic Museum), features more than 300 sculptures by international artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Submerged at depths of between 12 and …

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may be outside the European Union, but the country is not looking for an “anti-EU alliance” with the UK, its foreign minister has said. Following Theresa May’s 12-point Brexit blueprint speech, Swiss foreign minister Didier Burkhalter said: “We want good, maybe even closer ties with Britain. But we will not forge an alliance with Britain against …

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Rescuers have removed three bodies from a hotel engulfed by an avalanche in central Italy as a desperate search for up to 35 other people continues. Heavy snow and disruption caused by multiple earthquakes have hindered rescue efforts in the rubble of the Rigopiano hotel, in the Abruzzo region. Rescuers say they have heard nothing …

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Corporate giants such as Nestlē, Unilever, and Marks & Spencer have joined the Norwegian government in creating a fund to find deforestation in Brazil.One of the largest contributors of shrinking rainforest acreage is local small scale farming. Should destruction of the rainforest continue, it could spell disaster for the planet’s only natural way to process …

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Toby Little must never have heard the phrase “don’t talk to strangers” because he has written over 1,000 letters to strangers in every country for the last five years. The now 9-year-old English boy got the idea after reading a children’s book called Letter to New Zealand, which describes what happens to mail once it’s …

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