Ireland abortion referendum: Quiet revolution – Irish PM

The taoiseach (Irish prime minister) has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for overturning the abortion ban. Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law. “The people have spoken. They have said we need a modern constitution for a […]

Korean leaders in ‘Hollywood’ meeting

South Korea has made a movie-style video showing its president, Moon Jae-in, meet his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un, for only the second time. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a historic US-North Korea summit back on track. On Thursday US President Donald Trump cancelled the summit, scheduled for 12 June, […]

Kilauea volcano: Hawaii homes destroyed by lava

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Cycling through Africa: Turkish Hasan Söylemez’s adventure of a lifetime

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Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

At least 22 people, including three children, have been killed in a bus crash in northern Uganda, police said. The bus hit a tractor that was driving with no lights at night and then a truck, police spokeswoman Emilian Kayima told the AFP news agency. The accident happened on Friday night in Kiryandongo, about 220km […]

Fatma Samoura: ‘Some don’t think a black woman should be leading Fifa’

Fatma Samoura: ‘Some don’t think a black woman should be leading Fifa’

Media playback is not supported on this device Fatma Samoura – the most powerful woman in sport Some people do not think a black woman should lead Fifa, says Fatma Samoura – the first female secretary general of football’s world governing body. Samoura, 55, replaced Jerome Valcke in May 2016 after he was found guilty […]

Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails ‘quiet revolution’

Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails ‘quiet revolution’

Media caption‘Quiet revolution ‘ – Irish PM Leo Varadkar The Irish prime minister has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for overturning the abortion ban. Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law. “The people have spoken. They have […]

Two French teenagers charged over Despacito YouTube hack

Two French teenagers charged over Despacito YouTube hack

Image copyright youtube Image caption The music video’s cover image was replaced with a photo from the Spanish TV series Money Heist Two 18-year-old French citizens have been charged in Paris following a hack of popular music videos on YouTube. The hackers targeted a string of videos last year, including the hit song Despacito – […]

Michel Platini: No criminal charges, claims ex-Uefa president

Michel Platini: No criminal charges, claims ex-Uefa president

Michel Platini (left) and Sepp Blatter were banned from football after a Fifa ethics committee investigation over a “disloyal payment” Disgraced ex-Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed he will not face any criminal charges over the matter that led to his ban from football. Former France captain Platini, 62, was head of European football’s governing […]

YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories than those who did not. […]