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Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Pope made the apology while flying back to Rome after his visit to Chile and Peru Pope Francis has apologised for remarks he made last week in Chile defending a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. He said he realised his words hurt many, but repeated his belief […]

Senate deal 'to halt government shutdown'

Senate deal 'to halt government shutdown'

The US government shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal on a temporary funding bill. Democrat Chuck Schumer said his party would “vote to re-open the government” as it would continue to negotiate with Republicans on immigration. Democrats are working to pass legislation that would protect young immigrants from […]

George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of people attended the inauguration at the Samuel Doe Stadium in Monrovia Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia. “I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other,” President Weah told crowds […]

Chinese staff paid in bricks to top up unpaid wages

Chinese staff paid in bricks to top up unpaid wages

Image copyright Keren Su/China Span Image caption Many of the migrants were from mountainous regions of southwest China and lived “by candlelight and with wood fire heating”. Employees at a brick factory in southeast China who were collectively owed some 90,000 yuan (US $14,050; £10,080) had their unpaid wages topped up in bricks, it’s reported. […]

Ecuador leader calls Julian Assange an 'inherited problem'

Ecuador leader calls Julian Assange an 'inherited problem'

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Moreno and Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa would like to see Mr Assange leave the embassy Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno has described Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as an “inherited problem” in a television interview. Mr Assange has been living inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 2012, when […]

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 – Pence

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 – Pence

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mike Pence (r) made the announcement after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The US embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2019, Vice-President Mike Pence has said. The date is earlier than some had expected when President Donald Trump declared last month that Jerusalem […]

Australia police in fresh search for missing Beaumont children

Australia police in fresh search for missing Beaumont children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The children were on their way back from Glenelg beach when they went missing in 1966 Australian police say they are investigating new leads in the case of three children who went missing more than 50 years ago. The disappearance of the Beaumont children has been one of Australia’s […]

Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia's Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia's Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrives at Copenhagen airport Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Denmark, triggering a new attempt by Spain’s prosecutor to have him arrested. An hour later the speaker of the Catalan parliament nominated him to head the regional government. Mr Puigdemont fled to […]

'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion

'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion

Image copyright GURGAON POLICE Image caption The 10-12kg chunk of ice fell on Fazilpur Badli village in Gurgaon district Indian officials suspect an icy ball which fell on a village in the northern state of Haryana is frozen human waste leaked from a flying airplane. The 10-12kg (22lbs – 26lbs) chunk of ice fell on […]

The president forced me to take his herbal HIV 'cure'

The president forced me to take his herbal HIV 'cure'

Image copyright EPA The Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who left the country a year ago after two decades in power, has been accused of many crimes. But one of the strangest was forcing thousands of people with HIV to undergo treatment with a concoction of herbs he had invented himself. An unknown number died, […]