Vatican 'owes God an apology' over abuse allegations: N.L. activist's letter

The prominent founder of a Newfoundland organization for clergy abuse survivors has written a letter to Pope Francis that says the Vatican "owes God an apology" for mismanagement of abuse allegations.
"I realize you inherited this problem, but the way the Vatican mismanaged this crisis is disgraceful," wrote Gemma Hickey, founder of Pathways Foundation in St.
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NAFTA talks 'very likely' on sidelines of UN General Assembly, Trudeau says

U.S. and Canadian officials trying to reach a deal on NAFTA are "very likely" to hold informal talks on the sidelines of a major UN meeting in the next few days, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday.
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James Woods locked out of Twitter for tweet that violated rules

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules.
Woods posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.
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Georgia jury awards US$31M over boy's botched circumcision

JONESBORO, Ga. -- A law firm says a Georgia jury has awarded US$31 million to a boy for a botched circumcision he received as a newborn.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the award was handed down Friday in northern Georgia's Clayton County.
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Burials begin for victims of Tanzania ferry disaster that left 224 dead

Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria.
Colourfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island.
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Say it ain't snow: Wintry first day of fall in the Prairies

The first day of fall seemed more like the first day of winter in the Prairies as temperatures plummeted and snow fell.
People from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta snapped pictures of the mini-snowpocalypse on Saturday.
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Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

ROME -- Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by Italy's anti-migrant leaders.
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OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

ALGIERS, Algeria -- A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices.
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries met on Sunday in Algiers with non-members including Russia.
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Amid furor, Trump pushes pause on deciding Rosenstein's fate

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions.
The TVs on the plane, tuned as always to Fox News, carried headlines about an explosive new story: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had suggested wearing a wire to secretly record Trump, and raised the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
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Drake says he pulled out of Miami shows due to illness

Toronto rapper Drake says he pulled out of two shows in Miami, Fla., because of an illness.
In an Instagram story posted Sunday, Drake apologized to fans for postponing two concerts with little notice for thousands of concert-goers on Friday and Saturday.
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How to help the victims of the Ottawa tornadoes

A severe windstorm and two tornadoes that ripped through the Ottawa area on Friday afternoon have left some residents of the region without electricity, food or shelter.
Although no fatalities have been reported, about 60 buildings in the Dunrobin area and more than 215 structures in Gatineau, Que.
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Pompeo: No end to North Korea sanctions until 'denuclearization'

NEW YORK -- Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo said Sunday that economic sanctions on North Korea won't be reduced until it completes "denuclearization" after leader Kim Jong Un offered to close the North's main nuclear site in exchange for U.S.
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