Residents of the Calais “Jungle” refugee camp have been evacuated and moved to shelters as French crews, protected by police, begin to dismantle the camp.
The notorious camp has been used for years as an attempt to reach Britain. On Tuesday, the workers took down the wooden shelters where more than 6,000 people live. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told parliament there would be an increase in control to prevent the building of illegal camps.
The “Jungle” became the symbol for Europe’s failure to resolve the migration crisis since World War Two. Though riot police were present, French officials said there were no injuries or confrontations between residents of the camp and police.
Victoria Police interview Cardinal Pell in Rome
Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s senior Catholic cleric, has been interviewed in Italy over sexual abuse allegations. Police told ABC’S 7:30 program that “three members of Victoria Police travelled to Rome last week where Cardinal George Pell voluntarily participated in an interview”.
In July, 7:30 reported that several men had alleged Cardinal Pell dealt with them inappropriately between 1976 and 2001. The cardinal has maintained his innocence and his office released a statement today that reiterated his complete rejection of “all and every allegation of sexual abuse”.
Renewable energy overtakes coal’s potential
The International Energy Agency has announced that a 2015 report confirmed the capacity to produce renewable energy has overtaken coal.
The report said that last year half a million solar panels were installed each day around the world. While renewable technology generates less energy than coal due to weather variables it is seen as a big development. The IEA predicts a decline in costs for renewable technologies which is why they have increased their forecast for its future capacity.
The Vatican restricts the scattering of ashes
The Vatican has announced new rules that Catholics cremated ashes must be kept and scattered in sacred places and not at the home or left in the possession of family members.
The Vatican stressed they prefer a traditional burial over cremation and have not supported the practice since it was allowed in 1963. The guidelines, approved by the pope, rule that families are not allowed to scatter ashes in the air or at sea and must scatter them in approved places such as cemeteries.
Australian pedophile sentenced to 15 years in prison
ISIS claims responsibility for Pakistan attack
ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack outside a Quetta police academy that killed 61 people and injured 117. Three of the attackers were killed, one by security forces and the other two by suicide bombs.
Three days of mourning have been announced out of respect for the 61 dead; most were police cadets. Even though ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, police believe an al-Qaeda-linked group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is behind the attack. – Compiled from web sources by Alicia Camilleri, Nikolina Matijevic and Samantha Besgrove