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Pope Francis calls on the Church to divest itself of ‘worldliness’

Pope Francis on Friday called for the Catholic Church and its faithful to rid themselves of earthly concerns like St Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage to the saint’s Italian hometown. Speaking in the hall where the medieval saint is said to have taken off his robes in a gesture…

Government shutdown halts FDA food inspections. Should you worry?

Government shutdown halts FDA food inspections. Should you worry? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington last year. The government shutdown means 45 percent of FDA’s workers are furloughed, putting most of the agency’s routine food safety…

Dollar sinks further as U.S. shutdown passes 3rd day

The dollar fell again Thursday against the euro and the yen as the U.S. government shutdown ground through its third day with no end in sight. Worries mounted that the political paralysis in Washington would lead to the government being forced to default on its obligations. With it appearing that…

Sarkozy’s ex-wife ‘berated’ Libya’s Gaddafi: ‘Don’t stand so close to me!’

Cécilia Attias — who divorced former-French president Nicolas Sarkozy shortly after his 2007 election victory — claims in a new book that she berated and insulted the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi when she was sent to secure the freedom of six medics facing execution. The five Bulgarian nurses and…

Obama cancels trip to Bali summit due to government shutdown

President Barack Obama has canceled his upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali due to the US.. government shutdown, the White House confirmed. A White House statement said Obama had scrapped travel to Bali and a subsequent trip to nearby Brunei for the East Asia Summit. “Due…

Brazilian police accused of torturing bricklayer to death and hiding his body

Ten Brazilian policemen may face trial after being accused of torturing a bricklayer to death and then hiding the body, a police official said Thursday. The 10 were arrested this week following the July disappearance and presumed death of Amarildo de Souza in Rocinha, Rio’s largest favela with 70,000 inhabitants.…

Police probing missing Maddie case to analyse phone data

British police on Friday said they would conduct a “targeted attack” on mobile phone data of people who were near the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz when British girl Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007. Detective chief inspector Andy Redwood said the phone data was now being cross-referenced with other…

Street artist Banksy excites New Yorkers with month-long graffiti blitz

World-famous, reclusive artist Banksy is loose on the streets of New York, hosting a unique show that has whipped up excitement among hipsters and the chattering classes. The England-based graffiti maestro, who has never been formally identified, has promised to unveil a new piece of art on each day of…

‘Walking Dead’ fan found guilty of killing ‘zombie’ wife

A man who posted an image of himself “and the wife out for a walk in the park” on Facebook has been found guilty of smothering her and dumping her body in the Mississippi River. Jeffrey Trevino was, authorities say, the only suspect in Kira Steger’s disappearance. When they searched…

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘We’re gonna win this’ government shutdown

At a time when many congressional Republicans confess that they “don’t even know what [they] want” out of the government shutdown, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is convinced that if Republicans stick to their “poll-tested” talking points, they can “win” this government shutdown. In a conversation captured by WPSD 6, Sen.…

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