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January 22, 2019

Lawyer for American held as spy in Russia says he was arrested with ‘state secrets’

Family handout(MOSCOW) -- The Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine held on espionage charges in Russia, has said Whelan was found with materials considered “state secrets” when he was detained by Russian intelligence officers, and appeared to imply he could have been set up. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday for a pretrial bail hearing, the first time he has been seen publicly since he was arrested in late December. Following the hearing, Whelan's lawyer, Vlad..
January 22, 2019

Argentine soccer star aboard missing private plane in English Channel: Police

Cardiff City FC/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a private plane that went missing over the English Channel on Monday night, French police confirmed to ABC News. One other person was travelling with Sala, 28, on the PA 46 Malibu, a single-engine aircraft, from Nantes, France to Cardiff. Sala had been due to meet his new teammates at Cardiff City after the club purchased his rights on Jan. 19 from FC Nantes for a club-record fee, believed to be around $20 m..
January 22, 2019

Like a prayer: Pope Francis launches ‘Click to Pray’ app to unite young Catholics

Giuseppe Ciccia/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images(ROME) -- The pope signaled his intention to harness the power of technology to reach out to young people by launching a prayer app three days before he will attend a Catholic youth festival in Panama. The app, called Click to Pray, is available on both Android and iOS devices and will allow over 1 billion Catholics worldwide to pray with the pope online. Pope Francis has his own Click to Pray profile online, which shows what he is prayin..
January 21, 2019

Egyptian TV anchor sentenced to hard labor over interview with gay man

Anton Litvintsev/iStock(CAIRO) -- An Egyptian TV host was sentenced to one year of hard labor for interviewing a gay sex worker, a Cairo court ruled Sunday. Mohamed El-Gheity, a well-known journalist in Egypt who has spoken out against homosexuality, is accused of promoting debauchery and insulting religions during an episode that aired last August on private satellite channel LTC. During the interview, El-Gheity’s guest, whose face was blurred, shared details about his life as a sex worker. The..