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Top Vatican figure in row over child abuse comments

Australia's Catholic Cardinal George Pell arrives to give evidence to a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia, in Sydney on March 27, 2014. Pell, recently appointed by Pope Francis to head a new Vatican finance ministry, said that some in the Vatican once saw accusations of child sex abuse by priests as coming from "enemies of the church to make trouble". AFP PHOTO/William WEST

Australia’s leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, came under fire Friday after drawing an analogy between the church’s response to child abuse and a trucking company.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jets in Australian tarmac crash


Two commercial jets collided on the tarmac at Australia’s Melbourne airport Saturday, officials said, damaging the aircraft but causing no injury to passengers.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Melbourne: World’s most livable city

AUTHOR and son Scott at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Melbourne is the world’s best place to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2011 and 2012 Global Liveability Surveys.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Australian police arrest man on terror charge


Australian police said Thursday that they arrested a man in connection with suspected terrorism offenses during raids in which they seized firearms, computer equipment and a USB stick containing what they said were “violent extremist materials.”

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »