Chile abuse priest Fernando Karadima removed by Vatican

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Karadima had previously been sanctioned to a lifetime of “penance and prayer” Pope Francis has removed the priest at the centre of Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal. In a statement, the Vatican said the pontiff had defrocked Fernando Karadima for “the good of the Church”. The 88-year-old former priest had […]

Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh sex attack changed my life

Media captionLIVE: Kavanaugh accuser testifies before Senate panel A woman has testified that the man nominated for a vacant post on the US Supreme Court by Donald Trump carried out a sexual assault 36 years ago that “drastically” affected her life. Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Brett Kavanaugh’s attack on her […]

Kavanaugh accuser testifies before Senate panel

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982, is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Kavanaugh, who denies the allegations made by Prof Ford and by two other women who have come forward, will also testify later on Thursday. Judge […]

Trump urges UN to stop Iran getting nuclear bomb

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump was chairing the UN Security Council on Wednesday US President Donald Trump has urged other members of the UN Security Council to work with America to ensure Iran never acquires a nuclear bomb. Chairing a session on weapons of mass destruction, he defended re-imposing sanctions on Iran because […]

Trump at UN: Iran ‘sowing chaos, death, destruction’

Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump has attacked the Iranian leadership, accusing it of sowing “chaos, death and destruction” across the Middle East. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he defended his decision to abandon the nuclear deal. Mr Trump also boasted that his administration had accomplished “more than almost any” […]

Stefan Lofven: Sweden’s parliament ousts prime minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Stefan Lofven waved as he and his wife Ulla arrived at the Swedish parliament on Tuesday Sweden’s centre-left prime minister, Stefan Lofven, will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a general election that […]

Gujarat lion deaths: What killed 11 big cats?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gujarat government’s last lion census in 2015 pegs their numbers at 523 Forestry officials in India say they are investigating the unusual deaths of 11 Asiatic lions in the western state Gujarat over the last fortnight. The Asiatic lion was listed as endangered in 2008 – an improvement on a […]

‘Spiderman’ balcony rescue: Father of dangling child given suspended sentence

Media captionMalian “Spiderman” rescues Paris child – then meets French president The father of a child who was dramatically rescued after dangling from a Paris balcony has been given a three-month suspended sentence. Convicted of neglecting his parental responsibilities, the man has also been ordered to take a course in being a better parent. Malian […]

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Trump challenges accuser

Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford President Donald Trump has challenged the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, demanding she provide evidence. Mr Trump questioned why the FBI was not called at the time of the alleged assault, in 1982, if […]

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 136 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. Many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after […]