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The pope tries to prevent the mafia from using images of the Virgin Mary

Pope francescoPope Francis Pope: No one should try to profit from the pandemic The priest chosen to be bishop by Pope Francis resigns after the investigation into sexual abuse The Pope plans the first trip out of Rome since the beginning of the pandemic MORE He expressed support for a new Vatican think tank that aims to prevent the mafia …

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Covid-19: second wave now hits the UK, says Boris Johnson

Media playback is not supported on the device Multimedia captionBoris Johnson: “You have to ask yourself if we should go beyond the rule of six” The UK is “now seeing a second wave” of Covid-19, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, adding: “it was inevitable that we would see it in this country.” Mr. Johnson said he did not want to …

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Trump administrator decided to re-impose UN sanctions on Iran – Fox News

Trump administrator decided to re-impose UN sanctions on Iran Fox News Trump looks to executive order to punish arms trade with Iran: Al Jazeera English report United States claims UN sanctions re-imposed on Iran despite disagreement from allies Fox News If Biden, then what, about Iran? | Newsweek opinion Rumors of an Iranian Assassination Plot Offer Lessons Trump Doesn’t Seem …

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Iran confirms the sentence to amputate the fingers of 3 teenagers convicted of theft

Iran reportedly sentenced three teenagers to have their fingers amputated for stealing, a brutal punishment still on the books under the country’s Islamic Penal Code. According to London-based Iran International, the three minors – Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharafian and Mehdi Shahivand – lost their appeals to the Iranian Supreme Court this week and were subsequently ordered to have four fingers …

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Brexit: Amal Clooney leaves the role of government envoy for the law-breaking plan

Amal Clooney left her role as UK press freedom envoy “in dismay” over the government’s willingness to break international Brexit law. The human rights lawyer said it is “regrettable” that Boris Johnson is contemplating overriding the Brexit deal he signed last year. He could not tell others to honor legal obligations when the UK “declares it does not intend to …

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Man shoots 13-foot “Bonecruncher” crocodile in viral video

After a while, crocodile. An outdoor man in Australia went viral for carelessly chasing a 13-foot crocodile affectionately known as the “Bonecruncher” while trying to free logs from a stream. Matt Wright hosts the “Outback Wrangler” show on National Geographic and shocked social media users this week after posting a minute of his recent interaction with the pesky sea crocodile. …

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Liam Fox still in the running for WTO boss as the race narrows

Copyright of the image PA Medium Former Brexiteer minister and leader Liam Fox remains in the running to be the new head of the World Trade Organization. Three other contenders were knocked out of the competition after failing to get enough votes. It means five candidates remain in the running to be the next CEO. Mr. Fox would be the …

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One in 1,500 people in Japan is at least 100 years old

Data from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare shows that the number of centenarians rose to over 80,000 for the first time this year – the 50th consecutive annual increase and the largest increase to date. There were 80,450 people 100 years of age or older as of Tuesday – 9,176 more than last year – which equates …

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Cyclone Ianos, a rare “Medicane”, beats the Ionian Islands of Greece

A rare and powerful cyclone struck the western Ionian islands of Greece and other parts of the country on Friday, bringing lashing rains, strong winds and floods as it crashed on the coast. Such storms – which some meteorologists refer to as medicani, or Mediterranean hurricanes – were virtually unheard of before the 1990s, but in recent years they have …

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Coronavirus: Israel marks the Jewish New Year with a second blockade

Related topics Coronavirus pandemic copyright of the imageGetty Images image captionIsrael came out of its first strict blockade in May Israel is entering a second nationwide bloc to curb rising coronavirus cases, just as people begin to mark the start of the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is traditionally a time for large family gatherings. But under the new three-week …

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