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 […]

South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools

South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many pit toilets are made from cheap metal, are shoddily built and left uncovered South Africa is to get rid of all pit latrines in state schools within two years after a five-year-old pupil drowned in a toilet in March. “This is an initiative that will save lives and […]

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Image copyright Getty Images Endangered monkeys and apes could face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry. Most areas suitable for growing the oil crop are key habitats for primates, a study suggests. The researchers, who are examining palm oil’s possible effect on Africa’s biodiversity, say consumers can help […]

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Image copyright Getty Images Endangered monkeys and apes could face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry. Most areas suitable for growing the oil crop are key habitats for primates, a study suggests. The researchers, who are examining palm oil’s possible effect on Africa’s biodiversity, say consumers can help […]

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Image copyright Getty Images Endangered monkeys and apes will almost certainly face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry. That is the message of a study looking at how large-scale expansion of the oil crop in Africa might affect the continent’s rich diversity of wildlife. Most areas suitable for […]

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump with Ms Manigault Newman at a church service during the 2016 US presidential campaign A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. In the tape played on US TV […]

Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway

Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway

Image copyright EPA Image caption The new railway links the capital Nairobi to Mombasa port Two senior Kenyan government officials have been charged in court with fraud over the building of a $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded railway line. The two are accused of paying more than $2m in compensation to private firms which falsely claimed to […]

BBC crew mistaken for ritual killers in Malawi

BBC journalists investigating a series of mysterious murders in Malawi have narrowly escaped death. The team were working undercover to expose men who claim to suck the blood of children to make get-rich amulets when they were attacked by a crowd of furious villagers. Investigation by: Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Henry Mhango and Darius Bazargan BBC […]

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

Image copyright AFP Image caption A hippo in a Colombian zoo. The teeth are sharp and the animal is aggressive A Taiwanese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest by a hippo he was trying to photograph in Kenya. Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was tracking the animal at a wildlife resort on Lake […]

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