The amount of measles cases in Europe sharply rose during the first six months of 2018, with at least 37 people dead from the disease. According to the U.N. agency’s European office, more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the first half of the year, some 23,000 of those cases coming from Ukraine.
Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the North Korean border to temporarily reunite with their relatives Monday. The families were driven apart after the 1950-53 Korean War. The weeklong event, the first of its kind in nearly three years, was arranged after North and South Korea agreed to boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Most of the participants are in their 70s or older and had no knowledge on whether their relatives were still alive since they were not allowed to cross the border or even exchange letters, phone calls or email.
Italian actress Asia Argento settled a complaint filed against her by Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17. Asia Argento was one of the first to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and one of the the prominent activists during the #MeToo movement. She paid Bennett $380,000 after receiving the notice of his intent to sue.
Pope Francis is trending on Twitter after condemning sexual abusers in a letter to Catholics. He vowed to end sexual abuse in the church and stated that they “showed no care for the little ones.”
Pope Francis addresses latest sexual abuse claims: "I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics" https://t.co/UljShV4UgF pic.twitter.com/bagBIKZs64— CNN (@CNN) August 20, 2018
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