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Pope removes three from council of cardinals, including two in child abuse scandals

Pope removes three from council of cardinals, including two in child abuse scandals

World
Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Pope Francis removed two cardinals, each involved in sexual abuse scandals, from his advisory council, the Vatican announced Wednesday. The nine-person council, known as the C9, guides the pope on matters critical to the Catholic Church's future. Termination of services of Australia's Cardinal George Pell and Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, the former archbishop of Santiago, Chile, were announced, as well as that of Cardinal Laurent Monswegngo Pasinya of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pasinya is 79 and has not attended recent council meetings. Pell, who is also the chief of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, faces charges of "historical child sexual offenses" in court proceedings that are under a gag order in Melbourne, Australia. News coverage has been bloc...
Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Technology
Two mental health chatbot apps have required updates after struggling to handle reports of child sexual abuse.In tests, neither Wysa nor Woebot told an apparent victim to seek emergency help.The BBC also found the apps had problems dealing with eating disorders and drug use.The Children's Commissioner for England said the flaws meant the chatbots were not currently "fit for purpose" for use by youngsters."They should be able to recognise and flag for human intervention a clear breach of law or safeguarding of children," said Anne Longfield.Both apps had been rated suitable for children.Wysa had previously been recommended as a tool to help youngsters by an NHS Trust.Its developers have now promised an update will soon improve the...
Premier League transfer target Hirving Lozano delighted by English praise and admits he liked Manchester United as a child

Premier League transfer target Hirving Lozano delighted by English praise and admits he liked Manchester United as a child

Sports
SOON? PSV Eindhoven star is keen to keep improving, but acknowledges interest from England PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano has admitted the praise he receives from the English press is ‘special’ and revealed he liked Manchester United as a child. The Mexican forward, known as Chucky, impressed in both games against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League with his direct running and technical skills. PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano attempts to evade Tottenham challenges. He’s previously been linked with a Premier League switch with Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Everton all noted to be interested in the player. And with the speculation, many parts of the media have lavished praise on Lozano, which he...
Your child could be running up your credit card bill. You can fix that

Your child could be running up your credit card bill. You can fix that

Finance
If you have children, you may let them play with your tablet or smart phone. But letting them do so could cost you. A new survey from CompareCards found that 29 percent of parents have had their children under age 18 use their credit or debit cards without their permission. Those purchases could be prompted by a seemingly innocent activity: your child's activity on a mobile device. If they click and enter a password, a new app, video game or other feature is theirs — but the bill is all yours. "A lot of parents can get in trouble because their k...
Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

World
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Three Palestinians, including one child, died Friday during regular weekly protests at the Gaza-Israel border, the Gaza Ministry of Health said. Israel Defense Forces said a "mob" of about 20,000 Gazans were burning tires, throwing bombs and grenades, and attempting to break through the border fence. The IDF accused 10 "armed terrorists" of breaching the fence before being stopped. "In response, an IDF aircraft carried out two strikes in Gaza," the IDF said. Israel's Haaretz reported that among the three Palestinians killed was a boy. Gaza's Health Ministry identified the dead as Faras Assarsawei, 12, Mahmud Abu Sma'an, 24, and Hussein Fathi Arkab, 28. Another 376 were injured from live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds or tear gas. Palestinian news agency WAFA said seve...