Why single Nigerian women battle to rent homes

Why single Nigerian women battle to rent homes

Image copyright Duru Azubuike/Duru Studios Image caption Yinka Oladiran says landlords expect a woman to be accompanied by a man Many landlords in Nigeria suspect single women of being prostitutes, making it difficult for them to rent apartments. A successful career woman, Olufunmilola Ogungbile, 30, never thought that she would be sleeping on a friend’s […]

Mosque demolition stokes unease in China

Mosque demolition stokes unease in China

Image copyright Weibo Image caption The Weizhou mosque is a towering structure that features domes and minarets in a Middle Eastern style China is determined to maintain control over how religion is practiced, but the planned demolition of one mosque in a previously rule-abiding city threatens to backfire, writes US-based academic David R Stroup. On […]

‘They came dressed as soldiers’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many residents have now fled Ghazni after cowering in their homes for days The Taliban’s brazen assault on the strategic city of Ghazni, south of the capital Kabul, has come as a major blow to the Afghan government and its international allies. At least 140 members of the security forces […]

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Floodlights guided the search overnight Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa continue to search for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). Reports say cries can […]

Pennsylvania priests ‘abused thousands of children’

Pennsylvania priests ‘abused thousands of children’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Archbishop Donald Wuerl sent a letter to Pennsylvania priests warning them of “profoundly disturbing” details in the report The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a grand jury report detailing sex abuse in the Catholic Church, naming over 300 accused clergymen. The landmark grand jury investigation found more than 1,000 […]

Fraser Anning: Australia MPs condemn ‘final solution’ speech

Fraser Anning: Australia MPs condemn ‘final solution’ speech

Image copyright PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA Image caption Senator Fraser Anning says he will not apologise for his speech An Australian senator has been widely condemned for a speech that invoked the term “final solution” in a call for immigration restrictions based on race. Fraser Anning, from the conservative Katter’s Australian Party, called for migration bans […]

Israel to reopen Gaza cargo crossing if calm holds

Israel to reopen Gaza cargo crossing if calm holds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kerem Shalom is the main lifeline for the 2 million people living in Gaza Israel’s defence minister has announced it will reopen the main cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if the relative calm of recent days continues. Avigdor Lieberman also said the fishing zone off Gaza’s coast […]

Illinois sues Trump Tower over Chicago River water use

Illinois sues Trump Tower over Chicago River water use

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump Tower in Chicago allegedly draws in 20 million gallons of water from the river a day Illinois’ attorney general is suing Chicago’s Trump International Hotel & Tower for allegedly breaking environmental laws. Lisa Madigan’s suit claims the property draws and releases millions of gallons of water from the […]

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables – including cabbage, broccoli and kale – can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. That cruciferous veg is good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive. The team at the Francis Crick Institute found anti-cancer […]

Babies in prams ‘exposed to more pollution’

Babies in prams ‘exposed to more pollution’

Image copyright Getty Images Babies and young children in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests. Experts said infants were exposed to dirtier air in prams because they were lower to the ground and closer to exhaust pipes. They are also more at risk from the health […]