Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Floodlights are guiding the night search Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa are searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). Reports […]

Pennsylvania priests ‘abused thousands of children’

Pennsylvania priests ‘abused thousands of children’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Archbishop Donald Wuerl sent a letter to Pennsylvania priests warning them of “profoundly disturbing” details in the report The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a grand jury report detailing sex abuse in the Catholic Church, naming over 300 accused clergymen. The landmark grand jury investigation found more than 1,000 […]

Babies in prams ‘exposed to more pollution’

Babies in prams ‘exposed to more pollution’

Image copyright Getty Images Babies and young children in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests. Experts said infants were exposed to dirtier air in prams because they were lower to the ground and closer to exhaust pipes. They are also more at risk from the health […]

The radio ‘saved my little girl’s life’

The radio ‘saved my little girl’s life’

Image copyright DMI Image caption Marieta was just one when she fell into a coma with severe malaria When Marieta was just a year old she developed a high fever and became really unwell. Her family thought she had fallen under a curse that in parts of rural Burkina Faso is believed to happen when […]

Vaping ‘can damage vital immune system cells’

Vaping ‘can damage vital immune system cells’

Image copyright Getty Images Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers “caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe”. However, Public Health England advises they are […]

Postpartum psychosis: Adele spotted her friend’s illness

Postpartum psychosis: Adele spotted her friend’s illness

Image copyright Getty Images Adele’s best friend says the singer was the first one to spot her postpartum psychosis. Laura Dockrill gave birth to a baby boy, who is Adele’s godson, in February this year. “She recognised it in me, I was on the phone FaceTiming her and she was the first one to detect […]

Troubles victims’ mental health ‘epidemic’

Troubles victims’ mental health ‘epidemic’

Image copyright PACEMAKER Image caption Eleven people were killed on the day of the Enniskillen bomb attack in 1987 A County Armagh man who survived an IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen has said he tried to take his own life as a result of the events of that day. Joe Holbeach, from Lurgan, was injured […]

Tenerife hospital fire: ‘I smelt smoke then something exploded’

Some 160 patients, including 10 children, have been evacuated from a hospital in Tenerife after a fire broke out. Firefighters said the blaze at La Candelaria Hospital started after a oxygen canister exploded. A 51-year-old woman has been arrested. Tenerife hospital fire: ‘I smelt smoke then something exploded’

Chamorro: Nicaragua protests must be ‘peaceful’

Nicaragua is facing “a national revolt by all kinds of people – not only students and people from the working sector,” one of the country’s opposition leaders has said. Juan Sebastian Chamorro, of the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy told Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur it was important the protests were conducted “in the most peaceful […]

The Brazilian criminals learning crochet in prison

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