The Catholic Church in Ireland may be facing yet another major scandal involving children: 796 babies and toddlers were buried in a mass grave outside a home for unmarried mothers, run by Catholic nuns.
A local researcher has discovered the names and the causes of death of 796 children buried at Tuam, County Galway. The revelation has caused widespread revulsion in Ireland and across the world.
However, there has also been some anger in Tuam as residents have criticized the sensationalism surrounding the story.
After protests that forced a change in leadership in Ukraine, the country is poised to vote in a parliamentary ballot this month. Its result is being tipped as a foregone conclusion in favor of the president's party.
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has taken a trip to see a Bundeswehr operation not currently halted by technical problems; Kurdish peshmerga fighters are being trained to use German anti-tank weapons in Hammelburg.
Lawmakers in Copenhagen have confirmed a government proposal for Denmark to take part in airstrikes against the "Islamic State." Seven F-16 fighter jets took off for Iraq from the Karup Air Base on Thursday.
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