By Sonali Paul and Byron Kaye MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell arrived in an Australian court on Monday for the start of a four-week pre-trial hearing on charges of historical sexual offences. Pell, 76, a top adviser to Pope Francis, did not speak as he was escorted to Melbourne Magistrates’ Court by police through a group of media and protesters. Pell was summoned by Australian police last year and is the most senior Catholic official to face such charges.
This weekend, Marvel Studio’s blockbuster “Black Panther” made another $65 million. The film has now raked in over $500 million after just 17 days in theaters, making it the 10th highest-domestic-grossing movie in history. The film is sure to eclipse the ninth spot on the list, 2017′s “Beauty and the Beast,” which made $504 million domestically. The superhero film could even pass “The Avengers,” which made $623 million domestically in 2012 and is the highest-grossing Marvel film of all time. It brought in $242 million domestically in its four-day opening weekend — just behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Those numbers make “Black Panther” the fifth largest opening of all time, and the top February opening weekend.
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After a four-year legal wrangle over a $1m lawsuit, a judge has finally ruled in favour of the town of Ristigouche-Sud-Est and its population of just 157. Half of the residents’ legal fees could be reimbursed by the Montreal-based exploration giant. The wrangle began in 2011 when the province of Quebec granted Gastem drilling permits to search for oil and gas in the eastern region, and construction began on a drilling platform in the township.
‘Here we are, like the dummies of the world, because we had bad politicians running our country for a long time,’ The Hill report quotes Trump as saying