US ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked over abuse claims

US ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick defrocked over abuse claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Multiple allegations against Theodore McCarrick have emerged A former Roman Catholic cardinal has been defrocked after historical sexual abuse allegations. Theodore McCarrick is the most senior Catholic figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times. US Church officials said allegations he had sexually assaulted a teenager five decades […]

Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 40 Indian paramilitary police in convoy

Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 40 Indian paramilitary police in convoy

Media captionThe blast took place on a heavily guarded highway At least 40 Indian paramilitary police have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir. Police told the BBC that a car filled with explosives had rammed a bus carrying the troops to Srinagar. Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e Mohammad […]

Senate confirms William Barr as US attorney general

Senate confirms William Barr as US attorney general

Image copyright Reuters The US Senate has voted 54-45 confirming President Donald Trump’s attorney general pick William Barr to serve in the role for a second time. Nearly every Republican and three Democrats voted to confirm Mr Barr, who will head the politically independent US Justice Department. As the nation’s top law official, Mr Barr […]

YNW Melly: US rapper charged with double murder

YNW Melly: US rapper charged with double murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption YNW Melly said “lies” were being told US rapper YNW Melly has been arrested and charged with murdering two other rappers, both said to have been his childhood friends, in Florida. Police say the rapper, real name Jamell Demons, conspired with another man to make the two male victims […]

Parkland anniversary: Moment of silence marks one year since school shooting

Parkland anniversary: Moment of silence marks one year since school shooting

Image copyright Getty Images A US community devastated by a school shooting one year ago is marking the tragic anniversary with quiet mourning. Seventeen people were shot and killed by an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018. Students and educators across the country are also marking […]

Ex-US Air Force officer Monica Witt charged with spying for Iran

Ex-US Air Force officer Monica Witt charged with spying for Iran

Image copyright FBI US prosecutors have accused a former US Air Force officer of spying for Iran in an elaborate operation that targeted her fellow intelligence officers. Monica Witt, who allegedly defected to Iran in 2013, had previously worked as a US counterintelligence officer. Four Iranian citizens have also been charged with attempting to install […]

Abdurehim Heyit Chinese video ‘disproves Uighur musician’s death’

Abdurehim Heyit Chinese video ‘disproves Uighur musician’s death’

Image copyright CRI Image caption A screenshot of the footage appearing to show Mr Heyit Chinese state media have released a video appearing to show a Uighur musician previously reported to have died in a detention camp. The video, dated 10 February, features a man said to be Abdurehim Heyit stating that he is in […]

Thailand’s king condemns bid by sister to become PM

Thailand’s king condemns bid by sister to become PM

Image copyright AFP Image caption Princess Ubolratana Mahidol pictured in 2010 Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has denounced as “inappropriate” his sister’s unprecedented bid to run for prime minister in March’s election. In a palace statement, he said such an act would “defy the nation’s culture”. Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, 67, has been nominated as a candidate for […]

Flamengo football club: Young players die in Rio fire

Media captionThe blaze is reported to have started in an accommodation block A fire has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil’s biggest football clubs, killing 10 people. The victims have not been named but are said to include young players staying at Ninho de Urubu, the training ground […]

France recalls ambassador to Italy as diplomatic row deepens

France recalls ambassador to Italy as diplomatic row deepens

Media captionYellow Vests: Is the symbol spreading across Europe? A diplomatic row between France and Italy has deepened, with France complaining of “unfounded attacks and outlandish claims” by Italian leaders. France recalled its ambassador to Italy for talks on Thursday, saying the situation was “unprecedented” since the end of World War Two. It comes after […]

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