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 […]

New Mexico compound boy ‘died in ritual ceremony’

New Mexico compound boy ‘died in ritual ceremony’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police described the location where the children were found as a “makeshift compound” A boy whose remains were found in a remote desert compound in New Mexico died during a ritual ceremony, US prosecutors said. The boy’s remains were discovered after police rescued 11 malnourished children who were being held […]

The city ranked as the most liveable in the world

The city ranked as the most liveable in the world

Image copyright Getty Images Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social stability, […]

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Image copyright Getty Images Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas. His wife Lady […]

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kanye West once said he shares “dragon energy” with the president Kanye West has denied being stumped when asked on TV about his support for President Donald Trump – saying he didn’t have time to reply. The normally chatty rapper seemed lost for words when TV host Jimmy Kimmel […]

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Crops are often treated with the herbicide glyphosate Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer. In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers were dangerous and […]

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