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Cardinal George Pell, top adviser to Pope, charged with sexual assault.

Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in his home country of Australia.

- UPI - US

Male cockatoos attract the ladies with their drumming skills, study suggests.

Scientists have uncovered evidence that humans aren't the only species that can play musical instruments. After seven years of observing 18 male palm cockatoos in Australia's Cape York Peninsula, researchers realized that male cockatoos put on drumming performances to attract females. The scientists found that the birds ...

- The Week - US

Vatican cardinal charged with sex offenses in Australia.

Cardinal George Pell, the third-ranking official in the Vatican, responsible for the Holy See's finances, is facing at least three sexual assault charges related to historic abuse allegations, Australian police said Thursday. Pell's legal representatives in Melbourne were served the charges, and he will appear in court July ...

- The Week - US

Australia's top Vatican cardinal charged with multiple sex offenses.

Cardinal George Pell is highest-ranking Vatican official to be charged in Catholic Church's long-running sexual abuse scandal

- CBS NEWS - US

Australian police charge top Vatican cardinal with sex offences.

Cardinal George Pell is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal

- The Globe and Mail - CA

The Latest: Survivors' group wants pope to speak on charges.

The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia : 11:35 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses.

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

- FOX News - US

Australian regulator will decide if Uber drivers are staff or contractors.

Drivers' 'not-a-union' takes on 'not-a-taxi' company Scandal-ridden, leaderless not-a-taxi dudebro poster-child Uber is under investigation in Australia about whether its independent contractor' drivers are actually employees.…

- TheRegister - UK

Cardinal George Pell charged with sex abuse offences.

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell has been  charged with multiple child sexual abuse offences dating back to the 1970s in Australia.

- RTE - IE

Australian cardinal George Pell 'summonsed' on sex allegations.

Cardinal George Pell is facing multiple child sex charges, police have confirmed.Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton told a media conference in Melbourne this morning Cardinal Pell had been charged with "with historical...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pell is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in sexual abuse scandal.

By Kristen Gelineau, analysisThe decision by Australian police to charge a top Vatican cardinal with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses is a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.Cardinal...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pope aide George Pell charged with child sex abuse

Australian police say top Vatican cardinal charged with multiple counts of 'historical sexual offences'.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Australian police charge top Pope aide George Pell with multiple sex offences

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the third-ranking official in the Vatican, has been charged with multiple sexual offences by police. Pell, the country’s most senior Catholic cleric, was interviewed in Rome by Australian police last October over the allegations which he strongly denies. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Trilogy to buy controlling stake in Lanocreme maker Lanocorp for $13.8 million

Trilogy International, the scented candle and beauty products maker grappling with rising raw material costs, will spend $13.8 million buying control of smaller rival Lanocorp's New Zealand and Australian businesses. Auckland-based...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Banks and miners boost Aust share market

The Australian share market has lost some of its early momentum but remains comfortably in positive territory, thanks to gains by the major banks and miners.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

'The ambitious Australian bulldog': The life and times of Cardinal George Pell

Personal adviser to the Pope, holder of the Vatican purse strings, this 'Aussie bulldog' is feared, respected and plotted against in the marbled halls of the Vatican.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Job vacancies jump 1.7% in May quarter

Job vacancies rose 1.7 per cent in the May quarter, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Cardinal George Pell vows to return home, 'will defend the charges vigorously'

Church says Cardinal Pell will head back to Australia for 'his day in court'.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

'Watershed moment' for Catholic Church as Cardinal George Pell charged

Sex abuse survivor advocates urge the cardinal to follow through on his undertaking to return to Australia.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Australian police charge Vatican treasurer over historical sexual assaults

SYDNEY - Australian police said on Thursday they have charged the Vatican's treasurer, Australian Cardinal George Pell, with multiple sexual assault offences.

- Reuters - US

Australia Letter 16: That Low Hum of Racism

We explore race and the Indigenous experience in this week’s Australia Letter. Plus, a new feature called The Breakdown.

- New York Times - US

Australian Cardinal, a Top Adviser to Pope, Is Charged With Sexual Assault

Cardinal George Pell, the country’s most senior Roman Catholic prelate and the Vatican’s de facto finance chief, has been ordered to appear in court next month.

- New York Times - US

Vatican's no. 3 cleric charged with multiple historical sex offenses

AP Australian cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s head of finance and one of the most senior figures in the Catholic hierarchy, has been summonsed on charges relating to multiple allegations of sex abuse. Police said Pell needed to answer the summons in court in Melbourne on July 18. “Cardinal Pell has been ...

- Business Insider - US

Can a woman refuse to give her husband a Jewish religious divorce? It just happened in Australia.

— The plight of “agunot,” Jewish women whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce, is well known. There are organizations, social media campaigns and movies that address the issue. Less familiar is the reverse — Jewish men whose wives won't cooperate in divorce proceedings. According to Jewish law, in ...

- JTA - US

Vatican cardinal charged with sex offences by Australia

SYDNEY - Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offences, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

- BangkokPost - TH

Top Vatican financial advisor charged with multiple 'historical sex offenses”

Police in Australia charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with “historical” sexual offenses. Cardinal George Pell is the chief financial advisor to Pope Francis and Australia's most senior Catholic, the AP reported. “Cardinal Pell, like any other defendant, has a right t...

- The Raw Story - US

Pope Francis' top financial adviser charged with sex offenses in Australia

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See. Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior Catholic, is the...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Dollar upended by rates reversal, stocks calm for now

SYDNEY - The dollar languished at its lows for the year on Thursday as a drumbeat of hawkish comments from major central banks signaled the era of easy money might be coming to an end for more than just the United States.

- Reuters - US

Australian Police Charge Top Vatican Cardinal With Sexual Assault

Cardinal George Pell is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal

- TIME Magazine - US

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Cardinal George Pell, Australia's most senior Catholic, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal.

- Times-Picayune - US

Australian police charge top Vatican official Cardinal George Pell with historic sex offences

Pell is the highest-ranked Vatican official to be charged for sex offenses.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Vatican aide Cardinal George Pell charged with historical sexual abuse

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell has been charged with multiple sexual offenses, Australian police say. Pell is now the highest-ranking Vatican official to be charged in the church's abuse scandal.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Australian cardinal charged with sex offences

Australia's most senior Catholic figure is accused of "historical" offences, police say.

- BBC - UK

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Australian police said they are charging a top Vatican cardinal with historical sexual assault offenses. The post Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Dollar upended by rates reversal, stocks calm for now

SYDNEY, June 29 — The dollar languished at its lows for the year today as a drumbeat of hawkish comments from major central banks signalled the era of easy money might be coming to an end for more than just the United States. Support for the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Asia and Australia Edition: Ransomware, Toshiba, Xi Jinping: Your Morning Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

- New York Times - US

Young Asian-Australians Carve Out an Identity of Their Own

They call themselves the 'little girls' and 'little boys' of Sydney and Melbourne, who have grown up melding Asian heritage and an Australian identity.

- New York Times - US

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON - A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting work at a chocolate factory in Australia.

- Reuters - US

Uber is under investigation in Australia

Ridesharing provider Uber is the subject of an investigation by Australia’s ombudsman for workplace relations. The Fair Work Ombudsman confirmed to Business Insider on Wednesday evening that it has started an inquiry into whether the company’s conditions for drivers comply with federal regulations. “I can ...

- Business Insider - US

Manny Pacquiao wants a Floyd Mayweather rematch, but his trainer says he needs to impress in next fight first

Chris Hyde/GettyManny Pacquiao wants a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, but before that can happen, he needs to go through Jeff Horn. Pacquiao and Horn, a 29-year-old Aussie with an undefeated record, will square off this Saturday at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. At 38, Pacquiao remains one of the biggest names in the sport, ...

- Business Insider - US

Top Wimbledon billing for Murray

DEFENDING champion Andy Murray’s indifferent form of late did not prevent him being named top seed for Wimbledon for the first time yesterday. The 30-year-old Scot and world No. 1 — who suffered a shock first-round defeat at the hands of journeyman Australian Jordan Thompson at last week’s Queen’s ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Pacquiao wants Horn knockout to lure Mayweather, says Roach

MANNY Pacquiao is seeking a dominant win over Australia’s Jeff Horn to try and coax Floyd Mayweather Jr into a re-match, the Filippino’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach has said. Pacquiao, who was defeated by American Mayweather in an unanimous points decision in Las Vegas in 2015, will defend his WBO ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Indigenous flags raised over Sydney oldest office

AUSTRALIA raised indigenous flags to fly alongside its national standard over its oldest public building yesterday, another step on a long and often troubled road to reconciliation with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The flags, representing the oldest living cultures in the world, were raised as Australia ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

NSW police minister slams terror bollards

Police Minister Troy Grant has hit out at Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore over a decision to erect concrete barricades in Martin Place.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Investigations into Angel Flight crash

Three people have been killed after a light plane heading to Adelaide crashed in a paddock near Mt Gambier as fog blanketed the area.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Unassuming extortion report in Sydney sparks downfall of global organised crime network

In December last year, Australian police received a panicked report from a person in fear of their life after being stood over by bikies.

- Stuff - NZ

Wentworth: Nicole Da Silva on her 'huge, crazy and unexpected' prison drama

Nicole da Silva is an Australian actor who began on All Saints and now has an international cult following for her role as Franky Doyle in Wentworth.

- Stuff - NZ

Minister says Maori TV's Pacific stereotype comedy 'Jonah From Tonga' isn't funny

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Alfred Ngaro, has criticised Maori Television's decision to air a controversial Australian comedy about a Tongan teenager.

- Stuff - NZ

Reuters Video: Cyber attack continues its destructive world tour

The cyber attack that started Tuesday is wreaking havoc across the globe yesterday , crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Serena Williams won the Australian Open while she was 2 months pregnant

Scott Barbour/Stringer/Getty Images The INSIDER Summary: Serena Williams was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January. She learned about her pregnancy just days before she played. A new Vanity Fair article details how it all went down. In January, Serena Williams won the woman's title at the Australian Open ...

- Business Insider - US

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