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September 3, 2018

Suspect with ‘terrorist motive’ who allegedly stabbed 2 Americans still being questioned

iStock/Thinkstock(AMSTERDAM) -- The man suspected of having a "terrorist motive" when he stabbed two American tourists in Amsterdam was still being interrogated Sunday by investigators, Dutch authorities told ABC News. The 19-year-old suspect, whom police only identified as Jawed S., was allegedly responsible for Friday's stabbing in the busy main railway station of Amsterdam, police said. He has a temporary German residence permit and was in the process of obtaining a permanent one, offi..
September 1, 2018

Right-wing protests fueled by anti-immigrant sentiment continue in Germany

Sarah Hucal/ABC News(CHEMNITZ, Germany) -- In the eastern German city of Chemnitz, the site of continued far-right protests and clashing counter-demonstrations, there has hardly been moment's rest. Although the gatherings on Saturday were largely peaceful, the atmosphere was tense: a representation of two Germanys -- one embracing of multiculturalism and the other still incensed by migration policy under Chancellor Angela Merkel, especially her 2015 decision to welcome 1 million refugees. I..
August 31, 2018

Catholic Church in Australia says secrecy of confessionals is inviolable, even for abuse cases

Artem Vorobiev/Getty Images(SYDNEY) -- The Catholic Church in Australia has agreed to almost all of the recommendations of Australia's Royal Commission on child sex abuse, with one big exception: breaking the seal of confession. The commission had recommended that priests, like doctors, be required to report any allegation of child molestation -- even setting aside the confidentiality of the confessional in such cases. The Church said it's unwilling to agree to this, because it means c..
August 30, 2018

Pinkfong is K-pop for the next generation

Pinkfong via Facebook(SEOUL) -- An animated cartoon fox named Pinkfong is taking the children’s music industry by storm. The magenta-colored character first took-off with a viral song called “Baby Shark,” which recently surpassed 1.6 billion hits on YouTube, and topped the children’s music chart on iTunes. “It is so catchy, it has such a hook, so addictive that it is literally crack for kids,” Teddy Zee, a Hollywood producer and media and tech consultant based in Los Angeles told ABC News. “It c..