Pope Francis ends Latin America tour with giant Mass

Pope Francis has celebrated an open-air Mass for more than a million people in the Peruvian capital, Lima at the end of his South American tour. Earlier on Sunday, he warned that the region was in a deep crisis because of corruption. The Pope described politics as “more sick than well”. He also highlighted the fact that three recent Peruvian More...

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By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. The shutdown began at midnight on Friday, when lawmakers failed to More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Dolores O'Riordan: Hundreds queue in rain to pay respects

Hundreds of people have gathered to pay their respects to the late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan in her home city of Limerick. Large crowds gathered for the event ahead of her funeral on Tuesday. More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats (SDP) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their former coalition partners. Earlier this month the two groupings agreed a More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media playback is unsupported on your device An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

A North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month’s Winter Olympics. It is headed by Hyon Song-wol, leader of the popular Moranbong girl More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Syria: Turkey says ground troops moved in on Afrin

Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US Senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before the start of the working week when the shutdown of many federal services will be felt around More...

By PunditX On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Kabul: Afghan forces seek to end Intercontinental Hotel siege

Afghan security forces have been fighting to gain control of a luxury hotel in Kabul after it was stormed by militants who killed several people. The gunmen burst into the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday evening, More...

By PunditX On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Deadly unrest over Honduras election

One protester has been killed in clashes in Honduras between riot police and demonstrators who dispute the result of November’s presidential poll. Police fired tear gas and cleared roadblocks made of burning More...