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German Catholic priests 'abused thousands of children' - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

German Catholic priests 'abused thousands of children'

More than 3,600 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014, a leaked report has revealed.The study was commissioned by the Church itself, and was due to be published on 25 September.According to the report, some 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sex attack on 3,677 minors, German outlet Spiegel Online reported.A Church spokesman said it is "dismayed and ashamed" by the findings.Only 38% of the alleged perpetrators were prosecuted, with most facing only minor disciplinary procedures, German media said. About one in six cases involved rape. Most of the victims were boys,...


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Kashmiri Muslims facing backlash in other states

By Fayaz BukhariSRINAGAR —India has warned against rising communal tensions across the country as Kashmiris living outside their state faced property evictions, job suspensions and attacks on social media after a suicide bomber killed 44 policemen in the region.The car bomb attack on a security convoy on Thursday, claimed by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad and carried out by a 20-year-old Kashmiri man, was the worst in decades of insurgency in the disputed area, which is claimed in full by both the nuclear-armed neighbors but ruled in part.As the bodies of the paramilitary policemen who died in the attack were returned...
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BASF to launch sale of construction chemicals unit

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17/02/2019

RBS to pay bigger than expected dividend

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Vietnam airlines granted access to US

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Uber posts $50 billion in annual bookings, gets ready for IPO

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies had $50 billion in annual bookings for its ride-service and food-delivery businesses last year, a testament to the size and global reach of the company as it prepares to woo investors in one of the biggest public stock listings to date.But figures released by the company showed revenue grew just 2 per cent in the fourth quarter, a sign that Uber continues to heavily subsidize rides in competitive markets, raising questions about its future growth prospects.Uber’s full-year revenue for 2018 was $11.3 billion, up 43 per cent from the prior year. Its losses before taxes, depreciation...