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Japanese space probe fires ‘bullet’ into asteroid following safe landing

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A Japanese space probe on a data-collecting mission has shot a sampling ‘bullet’ into the surface of the Ryugu asteroid, hoping to retrieve organic material that could clue scientists in to how life was first seeded on Earth. The Hayabusa2 probe used a device called a sampler horn to fire a tantalum projectile “bullet” at Read More

Jurors in El Chapo trial accused of 'massive misconduct'

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By Connor Sephton, news reporter Jurors in the trial of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been accused of “massive misconduct” by the convict’s lawyer. Jeffrey Lichtman says there are serious questions surrounding Guzman’s conviction on drug smuggling and conspiracy charges, amid claims some jurors flouted strict rules imposed on them by a judge. Read More

Psych evaluations & strict code of conduct: Pope offers ‘concrete’ steps to fight sexual abuse

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Pope Francis has proposed a list of 21 initiatives he believes will stall the erosion of trust in the Catholic Church which has been plagued by numerous sexual abuse scandals and accusations of trying to sweep them under the rug. Trying to apply maximum pressure to convince the clergy to confront the issue, the Pope Read More

Take that! Japanese probe Hayabusa2 fires ‘bullet’ at asteroid in bid to discover how life began

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A Japanese space probe on a data-collecting mission has shot a sampling ‘bullet’ into the surface of the Ryugu asteroid, hoping to retrieve organic material that could clue scientists in to how life was first seeded on Earth. The Hayabusa2 probe used a device called a sampler horn to fire a tantalum projectile “bullet” at Read More

Jurors in El Chapo trial accused of disobeying judge's strict orders

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By Connor Sephton, news reporter Jurors in the trial of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been accused of “massive misconduct” by the convict’s lawyer. Jeffrey Lichtman says there are serious questions surrounding Guzman’s conviction on drug smuggling and conspiracy charges, amid claims some jurors flouted strict rules imposed on them by a judge. Read More

Man accused of UK terror plot charged with planning Germany attack

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A man accused of plotting a terrorist bomb attack in the UK has appeared in court charged with inciting an atrocity in Germany. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 33, was arrested in December last year after he allegedly bought “explosive pre-cursors” online. Last week, he was charged with inciting two people to commit a terror attack in Read More

Vatican admits to having secret rules for priests who breach celibacy & father children

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The Vatican has admitted to having an internal set of guidelines which urge the clergy to “voluntarily” leave their service to the Catholic Church in case they ever father children in violation of their vows of celibacy. The “internal document” focuses on the “fundamental principle” of child protection by “requesting” the ordained leave the priesthood Read More

Superior Energy Services Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

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HOUSTON, Feb. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Superior Energy Services, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2018 of $750.2 million, or $4.85 per share, on revenue of $539.3 million.  This compares to a net loss from continuing operations of $21.8 million, or $0.14 per share, Read More

India vows 'crushing response' to Kashmir bombing

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India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan of a “crushing response” to a suicide bombing that left at least 41 soldiers dead in Kashmir. Narendra Modi blamed its neighbour for the attack on a paramilitary convoy in an India-controlled part of the region on Thursday, with his finance minister adding that he will try to ensure Read More

‘Profiting from pain’: Amazon under fire for selling ‘gay cure’ books

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LGBTQ advocates are incensed following revelations this week that multinational e-commerce giant Amazon is selling gay conversion therapy books, “promoting hatred, abuse, and self-harm,” in the process. Award-winning author and LGBTQ rights activist Damian Barr raised the issue online, accusing Amazon of taking sides by allowing people to profit by pushing harmful, pseudoscientific ‘treatments.’ Among Read More