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Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 US priests: report

Pennsylvania grand jury details decades of abuse of more than 1,000 children by hundreds of accused priests in the state.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro

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Nebraska carries out first US execution using opioid fentanyl

Three of the four substances used in Carey Dean Moore's execution had never been used in lethal injections in the state.

Carey Dean Moore

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Ecuador bus crash outside Quito kills 24, injures 19: officials

Tuesday's crash is the second highway tragedy in less than three days in the country.

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Venezuela's Maduro announces curbs to cheap gas

Venezuelan president says move is necessary to fight smugglers, but many worry it will make fuel unaffordable for most.

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NASA postpones launch of probe to study sun at close range

Parker Solar Probe will be the fastest spacecraft ever, flying 700,000 kilometres per hour.

Parker Solar Probe

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'Stolen' plane from Seattle airport crashes into island

'Suicidal' employee commandeers aircraft with no passengers on board and it later crashed on an island near Tacoma.

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US jury orders Monsanto to pay $289m in Roundup cancer trial

Agribusiness giant ordered to pay damages to man who says he got terminal illness after using popular weed killer.

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Venezuela asks Interpol to arrest opposition figure Julio Borges

Caracas requests arrest of politician accused of involvement in apparent attack against President Nicolas Maduro.

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Fredericton shooting: At least 4 killed in Canada's New Brunswick

Suspect in custody after shooting in eastern Canada leaves two civilians and two police officers dead.

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Brazil murder tally soars to record high

Data by Brazilian think-tank shows that many of the murders were concentrated in the poorer northeastern states.

Brazil's armed forces

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