10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

MEXICO CITY — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religious order would sexually abuse them. “As some were reading the Bible, he would rape the others in front of them, little girls aged 6 …

Brazil Culture Minister Fired For Seeming To Quote Top Nazi Joseph Goebbels

Nelson Almeida / Getty Images Brazil’s secretary of culture has been fired after using phrases from an infamous speech by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in a recent video, in which one of Adolf Hitler’s favorite operas was also playing in the background. President Jair Bolsonaro announced that Roberto Alvim would be dismissed from his position on Friday after outcry …

Facebook Apologizes for Vulgar Translation of Chinese Leader’s Name

When Facebook’s system finds a word that does not have a translation, it makes a guess and replaces it with a word with similar syllables, Mr. Stone said. After running tests, Facebook found that multiple Burmese words starting with “xi” and “shi” translated to the vulgarity in English. U Po Myint, the chairman of the China Myanmar Friendship Association, said …

Never met Lev Parnas, knew nothing about Yovanovitch tracking

CLOSE WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday the State Department would examine alleged surveillance of former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch by associates of Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. “We will do everything we need to do to evaluate whether there was something that took place there,” he told Tony Katz, a radio show host. But …

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

FILE – In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leave after the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay £2.4 million of taxpayer’s money spent on renovating their Berkshire home, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday, …

Eminem Faces Backlash Over Lyrics About Deadly Attack at Ariana Grande Concert

A song on the rapper Eminem’s new album in which he puts himself in the shoes of a suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in 2017 in Manchester, England, is drawing widespread criticism from victims’ relatives and others. The song, called “Unaccommodating,” is included on the rapper’s 11th album, “Music to Be Murdered By,” which …

7 killed, others tortured in religious ritual in jungle

USA TODAY Published 12:36 p.m. ET Jan. 17, 2020 | Updated 1:26 p.m. ET Jan. 17, 2020 CLOSE Jose Gonzalez, left, follows his 5-year-old daughter, carried by a police officer, as they leave a hospital in Santiago, Panama, Jan. 16, 2020. Gonzalez’s wife and five of their children are among seven people killed in a religious ritual in the Ngabe …

Oops! Radio reporter calls wrong Robert Shapiro on air

BBC radio presenter Evan Davis was left in an embarrassing situation while introducing a segment on a proposal to allow cameras to record sentencing remarks in U.K. courts January 17, 2020, 12:41 PM 2 min read LONDON — Will the real Robert Shapiro please take the microphone? BBC radio presenter Evan Davis was left in an embarrassing situation Thursday while …