Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'

Pope Francis kisses a baby as he leads the weekly general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Kohl's quarterly profit beats on higher margins

A sign marks a Kohl’s store in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Six Nations 2017: Johnny Sexton back in Ireland team to face France

Six Nations: Ireland v France Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday, 25 February Kick-off: 16:50 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio Ulster & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary … Continue reading

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Jobless claims up, four-week average lowest since 1973

FILE PHOTO: Job seekers apply for the 300 available positions at a new Target retail store in San Francisco, California August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo

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Norwegian Air steps up transatlantic pressure with $65 fares

A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800 is seen in the air near Oslo Airport, Gardermoen in this July 17, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Kyrre Lien/Scanpix

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Hairdryers used to strike blow against speeders in Hopeman

Villagers dressed in fluorescent jackets are pointing hairdryers at cars to mimic police using speed cameras in a bid to deter fast drivers in Moray. Residents of Hopeman fear someone could be seriously injured or killed by speeding drivers. It … Continue reading

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Oscar best actor race is tale of two opposites

By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen. Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed. Both men are competing to be named best … Continue reading

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Pakistan on edge as eight killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – At least eight people were killed and 28 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan’s Lahore on Thursday, officials said, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight pointing to a resurgence in Islamist violence. The … Continue reading

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U.S. house prices to rise; analysts wary of deregulation: Reuters poll

Workers construct a new house in Leyden Rock in Arvada, Colorado, U.S. on August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

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Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

A security guard keeps watch as he walks past a logo of Google in Shanghai, China, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

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Stock futures flat as investors assess Fed minutes

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes's new car given debut at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton has put the first laps on the Mercedes car he hopes will make him world champion for the fourth time in 2017. The 32-year-old drove the brand new Mercedes W08 at Silverstone in blustery, damp conditions. Hamilton said … Continue reading

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Helen Bailey murderer Ian Stewart jailed for 34 years

The “wicked” fiance of children’s author Helen Bailey, who murdered her and dumped her body in a cesspit, has been jailed for 34 years. Ian Stewart, 56, secretly drugged and suffocated Ms Bailey in a plot to inherit her near-£4m … Continue reading

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Syrian negotiators arrive for Geneva peace talks

By Tom Miles | GENEVA Syrian negotiators arrived separately to meet U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on Thursday in a low-key start to the first U.N.-led peace talks in almost a year. Government negotiator Bashar al-Ja’afari, Syria’s ambassador … Continue reading

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Riot police confront banned anti-police protest in Paris

Hundreds of high-school students protested in Paris over police use of force on Thursday, blocking the entrances to a dozen schools before heading to a banned street rally where riot police turned out in large numbers. The protest was the … Continue reading

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