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Demographics of Hungary

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announces new tax and loan benefits for families as part of his government’s efforts to increase the birth rate in Hungary. The new measures include the expansion of a loan program for families with at least two children and waiving personal income tax for women raising at least four children. Orbán is one of the most outspoken critics of immigration to Europe from the Middle East and Asia.

Hungary's Orban vows defence of 'Christian' Europe

2020 United States presidential election

United States Senator Amy Klobuchar announces her intention to run for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election.

"We are all tired of the shutdowns and the putdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding," she said.

Gandhinagar

Three people are killed in Gandhinagar, India, by a serial killer. The alleged killer, who is later identified as a eunuch, remains at large.

Panic grips district as cops fail to make headway; suspect, believed to be a eunuch, visited a tea stall near Adalaj but escaped before cops arrived

Sexual abuse scandal in Southern Baptist churches

President of the Southern Baptist Convention J. D. Greear condemns the sexual abuse committed by the clergy, laypersons, and volunteers and calls it "pure evil".

“We must admit that our failures, as churches, put these survivors in a position where they were forced to stand alone and speak, when we should have been fighting for them,” J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said.

Sexual abuse scandal in Southern Baptist churches

An investigation by "Houston Chronicle" and the "San Antonio Express-News" found that since 1998, about 380 Southern Baptist church clerics, laypersons, and volunteers have faced credible accusations of sexual abuse and that of those, roughly 220 were convicted of sex crimes or received plea deals, in cases involving more than 700 victims. Many accusers were young men and women, who allegedly experienced everything from molestation to rape and impregnation at the hands of church members.

As leaders decline to act, the numbers grow. In the past 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found. They were pastors. Deacons. Ministers. Youth pastors. Sunday school and Christian school teachers. Church program volunteers. They left behind more than 700 victims.