Thứ sáu, 02 22nd

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The Vatican said Saturday that Pope Francis has defrocked disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

In July of last year, Francis accepted McCarrick's resignation from the College of Cardinals following allegations he had sexually abused minor and adult seminarians over a period of decades. 

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FILE - Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 14, 2011.

Thousands of Taiwanese, taking a page from France’s yellow vest movement, protested Thursday for the third time in a week to demand lower taxes and the fair handling of tax disputes.

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A protester shouts slogans demanding tax reform outside the Ministry of Finance in Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 27, 2018. A large group of activists has launched anti-government protests to demand tax reform, inspired by the demonstrations in Paris that began last month.

A federal judge on Monday ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died shortly after being released from that country.

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FILE - Fred Warmbier, right, and Cindy Warmbier, parents of Otto Warmbier, an American who died last year, days after his release from captivity in North Korea, wait for a meeting Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters.

After meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 meeting earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump praised China for considering imposing the death penalty on illicit producers of fentanyl – an opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine with a lethal dose of just two milligrams in most people.

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FILE - A bag of fentanyl seized in a drug raid is displayed at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Virginia, Aug. 9, 2016. High demand by U.S. drug users has made China a major exporter of the deadly synthetic substance.

The U.S. Space Agency NASA says that its latest Mars probe has successfully touched down on the Red Planet with a unique mission to explore Mars' interior.

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Engineers Kris Bruvold, left, and Sandy Krasner celebrate as the InSight lander touches down on Mars in the mission support area of the space flight operation facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Nov. 26, 2018.

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to shut down the U.S.-Mexican border, disrupting a $1.68 billion-a-day trading relationship, if his government cannot control the flow of undocumented migrants seeking to cross into the United States from Latin America.

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U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from the media after speaking via teleconference with troops from Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 22, 2018.

Hai cựu thủ lĩnh Khmer Đỏ Nuon Chea và Khieu Samphan bị tòa tuyên án tù chung thân về tội diệt chủng vào hôm thứ Sáu, ngày 16 tháng 11 năm 2018.

AFP loan tin vừa nêu trong cùng ngày, dẫn lời của Thẩm phán Nil Nonn thuộc Tòa án xét xử tội ác Khmer Đỏ tại Campuchia (ECCC) nói rằng Noun Chea đã thực hiện quyền đưa ra quyết định cao nhất cùng với thủ lĩnh Pol Pot, do đó Nuon Chea phải chịu mọi trách nhiệm của một thượng cấp liên quan đến tất cả các tội ác, bao gồm cả tội diệt chủng đối với người Hồi giáo Chăm và người Việt.

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Hai cựu thủ lĩnh Khmer Đỏ Nuon Chea (bìa trái) và Khieu Samphan (bìa phải) trong một phiên xét xử tại Tòa ECCC vào ngày 23/11/16.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — precisely 100 years after fighting halted in the first world war — leaders from more than 60 nations — the majority of countries that sent troops or workers to the Western Front — gathered at the Arc de Triomphe to remember the millions who died in the conflict.

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French President Emmanuel Macron lights up the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, Nov. 11, 2018 in Paris.

The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her.


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Grace Meng, the wife of missing Interpol President Meng Hongwei, who does not want her face shown, consults her mobile phone in the lobby of a hotel in Lyon, central France, where the police agency is based, Oct. 7, 2018.

The late Stephen Hawking believed advances in genetic science would lead to a future generation of superhumans that could ultimately destroy the rest of humanity.

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 Stephen Hawking talks about his life and work during a public symposium on July 2, 2017, to belatedly celebrate his 75th birthday at Lady Mitchell Hall in Cambridge, England. (Joe Giddens / TNS)

Giải Nobel Hòa Bình năm 2018 được trao cho bác sĩ người Congo Denis Mukwege và cô Nadia Murad – nạn nhân của bạo lực tình dục. Cả hai người được vinh danh như là những chiến binh chống nạn bạo lực tình dục trong chiến tranh, xung đột vũ trang.

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Bác sĩ Denis Mukwege (hôm 24/10/2016 ở Paris) và cô Nadia Murad (21/6/2016 ở Washington DC) - AFP