Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday.
Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly “Tertio” that spreading disinformation was “probably the greatest damage that the media can do” and using communications for this rather than to educate the public amounted to a sin.
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The number of students being sent home at a local high school due to an illness continues to increase daily. Since last week there have been 104 reported cases of sickness at Manhattan High School.
KSNT News contacted USD 383 Tuesday who say 21 students were sent home with symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea and 26 others were pulled out by their parents.
Nearly 10,000 people have died in just over two years after being denied full sickness benefits and told to get a job, the Government admitted.
After an 18-month Freedom of Information battle with the Mirror, the Department for Work and Pensions revealed that 2,380 people died between December 2011 and February 2014 after failing controversial government tests and being found “fit to work”.
Iain Duncan Smith has said his officials who used fictional claimants to show the impact of benefit sanctions could face disciplinary action.
The work and pensions secretary said the made-up stories on the DWP website were meant to help people understand the system and were based on “real life cases”.
A village in Kazakhstan is being evacuated as scientists grapple with the cause of a mysterious sleeping sickness.
Dozens of people in the remote Kalachi village have fallen victim to the affliction, with many passing out in schools, at home and even one on a motorbike.