Archbishop guilty of kid abuse duvet-up

Archbishop guilty of kid abuse duvet-up

Image copyright EPA Image caption Philip Wilson faces a maximum two-year sentence An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, becomes the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offence. He was found to…

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‘Residing fossil’ heading for extinction

'Residing fossil' heading for extinction

Image copyright Robert Murphy Image caption Jing Che of the Chinese Academy of Sciences lifts a giant salamander The world's largest amphibian is in "catastrophic" decline, with possibly only a handful left in the wild. Field surveys carried out over four years suggest the Chinese giant salamander has all but disappeared from its natural habitat.…

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Firm suspended after Cuba plane shatter

Firm suspended after Cuba plane shatter

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Grettel Landrove's mother, Amparo Font (C) spoke to the BBC outside hospital The death toll of Cuba's deadliest air disaster in 30 years has risen to 111 after one of the survivors died of her injuries on Monday evening. Grettel Landrove, 23, was a flamenco dancer and student engineer. The…

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Global backlash after Venezuela poll

Global backlash after Venezuela poll

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicolás Maduro celebrates his victory Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term, in a landslide vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Fourteen countries including Argentina, Brazil and Canada have recalled their ambassadors from Caracas in…

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Pence warns N Korea no longer to ‘play Trump’

Pence warns N Korea no longer to 'play Trump'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mike Pence made the comments in a Fox News interview broadcast on Monday night US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned North Korea's Kim Jong-un not to "play" President Donald Trump if they meet next month. Mr Pence said in a Fox News interview that such a move would be…

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Iran condemns US sanctions transfer

Iran condemns US sanctions transfer

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows 'unprecedented pressure on Iran' Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for vowing to impose what it said would be the "strongest sanctions in history" on his country. Measures outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, he said, showed the US was a…

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Letter: We cannot let Trump stifle the press

Letter: We cannot let Trump stifle the press

1. Any tale that doesn’t flatter him is “fake news.” 2. News organizations are “enemies of the American people,” and unsympathetic journalists are “scum,” “slime,” “disgusting” and “dishonest.” three. He has sought to switch libel rules to assist you to sue journalists and information organizations who post unflattering subject matter. …

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