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 […]

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 […]

Arms depot blast in Syria’s Idlib province kills 39 – monitor

Arms depot blast in Syria’s Idlib province kills 39 – monitor

Media captionRescue workers pulled children from the rubble At least 39 people – including 12 children – have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria’s mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarmada town is said to have contained munitions belonging to an arms trafficker. […]

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

Image copyright Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research Image caption Whale J35 is seen here earlier supporting her dead calf A killer whale has stopped carrying her dead newborn calf after at least 17 days, during which she covered 1,000 miles (1,600km), scientists say. The whale “vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates […]

Seattle-Tacoma plane hijacker ‘had full airport credentials’

Seattle-Tacoma plane hijacker ‘had full airport credentials’

Media captionStolen plane: Footage shows aerial stunts A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, not yet named, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan condemns ‘shameful’ US over detained pastor

Turkey’s Erdogan condemns ‘shameful’ US over detained pastor

Image copyright AFP Image caption The pastor is only one of a number of issues dividing Mr Trump and Mr Erdogan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the US of trying to “bring Turkey to its knees through threats over a pastor”. The US has demanded the release of Andrew Brunson and on Friday […]

Skripal attack: US to sanction Russia over Novichok use

Skripal attack: US to sanction Russia over Novichok use

Image copyright AFP Image caption Parts of the city of Salisbury were sealed off after the nerve agent attack The US is to impose sanctions on Russia after determining that it used nerve agent against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK in March. The move was announced on Wednesday by the US […]

California wildfire will burn for the rest of August, say officials

California wildfire will burn for the rest of August, say officials

Media captionWith wildfires occurring across the globe, here are some of the techniques used to stop them California’s biggest wildfire on record is expected to burn for the rest of the month, fire officials said on Tuesday. The Mendocino Complex fire has already engulfed 290,692 acres (117,639 hectares) – almost the size of Los Angeles. […]

Trump Jr dismisses legal concerns over Russian lawyer meeting

Trump Jr dismisses legal concerns over Russian lawyer meeting

Image copyright AFP Image caption Controversy surrounds Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 US President Donald Trump’s son has said his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer was about “essentially nothing” relevant to claims of collusion. Donald Trump Jr called the media uproar over the meeting “the ultimate distraction” from his […]

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