Trump picks hostage negotiator O’Brien as new national security adviser

Robert O’Brien will be the fourth person to hold the post in Donald Trump’s administration, and replaces hardliner John Bolton who was fired abruptly last week after clashing with the President on a host of issues.

         September 18, 2019 at 11:29PM https://ift.tt/34V3k6k

The Vatican institution investigating George Pell began life as the Roman Inquisition

The Vatican institution conducting its own investigation into George Pell was founded in 1542 under a different name: the Sacred Roman and Universal Inquisition.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:01PM https://ift.tt/34V3hYc

Pro #ISIS Cyber Group Resurfaces on Instagram, Threatens Upcoming Attacks https://t.co/ZsMJZAcZ6R https://t.co/L5agK2czL2

‘A den of thieves’: Melbourne’s paedophile ‘safe’ house

A child abuse survivor says the priest who assaulted him did so in the ‘welcoming’ home of another clergyman. His claim comes amid new allegations that paedophiles acted in concert within the Catholic church.

         September 18, 2019 at 10:48PM https://ift.tt/2O4EcnH

How a frozen meringue helped crack a food contamination crisis

When people started getting sick from a particularly potent strain of salmonella last year, a team of experts rushed to try to trace the source of the outbreak.

         September 18, 2019 at 10:45PM https://ift.tt/30s71gl

A DUP spokesman says DUP leader Arlene Foster has met Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin to discuss options on the Irish backstop

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Curious Gippsland: Is there really buried treasure in Gippsland?

For more than 140 years, the tale of Martin Weiberg has intrigued historians and Gippslanders. Did the Norwegian really bury stolen treasure near Inverloch?

         September 18, 2019 at 10:31PM https://ift.tt/32S3N7r

Nicole Bolton was flying high as a national sport star, then her body ‘completely shut down’

Australian cricket great Nicole Bolton didn’t know if she would ever play cricket again when she walked away from the sport last year after a crippling bout of depression and anxiety.

         September 18, 2019 at 10:23PM https://ift.tt/2M3xyLN

Man allegedly spotted lighting fires in north Queensland shot at by police

An investigation is underway after two police officers fired their weapons during the dramatic arrest of a 53-year-old man suspected of lighting fires in north Queensland.

         September 18, 2019 at 10:05PM https://ift.tt/2QekoAT

‘My only son’: Father of young drowning victim speaks out ahead of inquest

As an inquest prepares to examine the drownings of three children from overseas backgrounds at a popular Adelaide beach, the father of one describes his ongoing heartache and calls for better protections to prevent similar tragedies.

         September 18, 2019 at 09:44PM https://ift.tt/2NlKsIb