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Pope Francis ‘won’t say a word’ about sex abuse cover-up allegations

The Pope has refused to comment on claims by a former Vatican Ambassador to the US who accused the pontiff of covering up sexual misconduct, and has urged everyone to study the allegations carefully and make up their own mind. “I won’t say a word about it,” the leader of the Catholic Church told journalists on a plane from Ireland ...

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Ukraine copies Russian military promo word for word, brands it ‘psychological warfare’

The Ukrainian military may be telling their people that they are defending the country from Russian aggression, but that didn’t stop them plagiarizing a promo video produced a few years ago for the Russian armed forces. Eagle-eyed Facebook users spotted a video clip which Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation command – the people in charge of a military crackdown on rebels ...

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Google’s ‘Semantic Experiences’ let you play word games with its AI

Google does a great deal of research into natural language processing and synthesis, but not every project has to be a new Assistant feature or voice improvement. The company has a little fun now and then, when the master AI permits it, and today it has posted a few web experiments that let you engage with its word-association systems in ...

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‘Russia has lots of tentacles’: US says it needed no proof, only UK’s word to expel diplomats

Russia must confess to the Salisbury ‘chemical attack’ in order to mend relations with the US and NATO, said the US State Department, adding that the only evidence the US needs for Moscow’s culpability was the word of its UK ally. “If Russia wants to improve relations, it needs to first acknowledge its responsibility for this attack and cease its ...

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‘CIA friends’ asked Moby to spread word of Trump-Russia collusion on social media

In a recent interview, Moby said his friends at the CIA asked him to take advantage of a greater “social media following” to spread rumors about President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign. Multi-award winning recording artist and activist Moby gave an interview to WFPK on Thursday to promote his new album, “Everything Was Beautiful and ...

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'No other word but racist': UNHR spokesman slams Trump’s reported remarks on 's***hole countries'

The UN has slammed US President Donald Trump’s alleged reference to immigrants from “s***hole countries” as being “racist,” saying there is simply no other way to describe it. Read more “There is no other word one can use but ‘racist,’” a spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said, as quoted by Reuters. “You cannot ...

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Top female-only state school ditches the word ‘girl’ in fear that it might offend trans students

One of Britain’s top-performing state schools has left parents stunned after ditching the world ‘girl’ from its staff’s accepted vocabulary, fearing that they may misgender any trans students. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in Manchester is now likely to address pupils as “students” instead of gendered nouns, shocking parents when they informed them that staff will now use “gender-neutral language” ...

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‘Youthquake’ named word of year by Oxford Dictionaries… but has anyone actually heard of it?

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 12:31 ‘Youthquake’ has been made word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, which claims its use increased four-fold this year. But the choice was deemed “insane” by a baffled public, with claims the word has “never been heard of before.” Defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence ...

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‘Let’s take the word “reset” out of the dictionary,’ says US ambassador to Russia

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, who has served as US Ambassador to Russia since October, has criticized attempts by Washington to make a big show of patching up relations, and has implored the two countries to focus on the “core issues.” “Why does every administration – whether Democrat or Republican – talk about a reset?” Huntsman asked during an interpreted ...

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Media spreading the word for Islamic State, says top counter terrorism cop

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 11:44 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 12:08 The UK’s top counterterrorism police officer says the mainstream media are helping spread Islamic State propaganda. Mark Rowley will discuss the balance of public interest in reporting on terrorist organizations today in Cambridge. Read more Rowley is expected to tell the conference that up to 50 percent of ...

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