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Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

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July 30 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson less than a month after he was sentenced to a year in detention for failing to report decades-old child abuse allegations. Wilson was the most senior Catholic official to be convicted on the charge. Magistrate Robert Stone sentenced the 67-year-old on July 3, but delayed a hearing to determine whether he could be given home confinement. Wilson "decided that his conviction means he can no longer continue as archbishop because to do so would continue to cause pain and distress to many, especially to survivors and also in the Archdiocese of Adelaide," a statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among a number of political and religiou...
Potential presidential contender resigns in South Korea, after rape allegations

Potential presidential contender resigns in South Korea, after rape allegations

World
SEOUL, March 6 (UPI) -- Rape allegations made against a popular South Korean politician has sent ripples of shock across the nation, as the #MeToo movement in the country spreads to the political realm.On Monday evening, South Chungcheong Province Governor Ahn Hee-jung's female secretary Kim Ji-eun claimed in a TV interview that her boss had raped her four times over the past eight months and sexually assaulted her multiple times.While the governor's office initially insisted the sex had been consensual, Ahn posted a public apology on his social networking site early Tuesday, admitting he had forced Kim into the arrangement and announced his resignation, Chosun Ilbo reported.Police have launched a preliminary probe into the case, after which inspectors will decide on whether to open a form...
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigns

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma resigns

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSouth Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect.He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening.Earlier, Mr Zuma's governing ANC party told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament.The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC's new leader.Mr Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption.His resignation came at the end of a long speech in which he said he disagreed with the way the ANC had acted towards him.He said he did not fear a motion of no-confidence, adding: "I have served the people of South Africa to the best of my ability."'Disciplined A...
Lord Kerslake resigns in NHS funding protest

Lord Kerslake resigns in NHS funding protest

Health
Lord Kerslake has resigned as the chairman of a major London hospital trust because of NHS funding problems.The former head of the civil service says the government is being unrealistic about the challenges facing the health service.He announced he was stepping down as chairman of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Sunday.NHS Improvement described the hospital's financial performance as "unacceptable".A spokeswoman added: "It is the worst in the NHS and continues to deteriorate."If you can't see the NHS Tracker, click or tap here. In a statement, Lord Kerslake said of his decision to quit: "I do not do this lightly as I love King's but believe the government and regulator are unrealistic about the scale of the challenge facing the NHS and the trust."I want to pay tribute to th...
Equifax boss resigns after huge cyberattack

Equifax boss resigns after huge cyberattack

Technology
The boss of credit reference agency Equifax has stepped down from his post less than a month after it was revealed the company had been the victim of a massive data breach.Richard Smith, who had been chief executive and chairman of the firm since 2005, will be replaced on a temporary basis by Paulino de Rego Barros Jr while a search is conducted for a more permanent chief executive.Equifax has been under intense pressure in the wake of a massive hack that compromised the data of 143 million US customers.Details stolen included social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driving licence numbers.Some 209,000 US customers also had their credit card details accessed in the attack.Around 400,000 people in the UK are also thought to have been affected by the breach.Video:Equifax data hac...