Far-right group Pround Boys rallies in Portland, Oregon

Far-right group Proud Boys marched in Portland, Oregon, as counter-demonstrators organised a rally against their presence in the city. The stated aim of the far-right gathering was to press for the Antifa (anti-fascist) movement to be declared a domestic terror organisation. President Donald Trump has said the situation was being closely watched by his administration, […]

Mindfulness on Ireland’s pilgrim paths

Writer Bébhinn Ramsay was 31 when her husband died, leaving her to raise her two young children. Her faith and sense of self were left shaken by the tragedy – but when her parents mentioned that they were doing a memorial walk on a sacred pilgrim path in Ireland, she decided to join in. Since […]

Raccoon gets stuck in Florida vending machine

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Truck driven into protesters at US immigrant detention centre

A truck has been driven into protesters blocking the entrance to an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention centre in the US state of Rhode Island. The demonstrators were protesting against the treatment of migrants in ICE detention. One of the protestors said that after the truck was driven at them, correctional officers went on […]

Twin festival in northwest France reaches 25th year

The town of Pleucadeuc in northwest France holds an annual festival for twins. Around 1,500 twins, triplets and quadruplets from all ages gathered to listen to music, play games and take part in a parade. Every year for the past 25 years it has held a summer gathering for twins to meet other twins. Twin […]

Russia bird strike: Collision with gulls forces plane to land in field

A Russian passenger plane has made an emergency landing in a cornfield near Moscow after striking a flock of birds. At least 74 people were injured in the incident, which saw the plane land with its engines off and landing gear retracted, emergency officials said. The Ural Airlines Airbus 321 was travelling to Simferopol in […]

The plight of a US dairy farm

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Philadelphia mayor responds after six officers were shot by a civilian

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