‘Many civilians’ still trapped with IS

‘Many civilians’ still trapped with IS

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Civilians have been fleeing Baghuz in their hundreds over the past week The battle to claim the last pocket of territory from the Islamic State group (IS) is being held up because thousands of civilians remain trapped there. US-backed Kurdish forces launched an assault on Baghuz, on the Syrian…
‘I was bullied by France’s secret boys’ club’

‘I was bullied by France’s secret boys’ club’

French media organisations are in turmoil over allegations senior journalists and executives belonged to a secret group that harassed women online. Several journalists have been suspended pending internal investigations into the Ligue du LOL. Video by Laurene Casseville and Clea Caulcutt.
Hammond’s visit to China not going ahead

Hammond’s visit to China not going ahead

Image copyright AFP A visit to China by Chancellor Phillip Hammond has been called off amid reports a speech by the UK's defence secretary angered Beijing. There were plans for trade talks between Mr Hammond and senior Chinese government figures during the brief visit next week. But a Treasury spokesperson said: "No trip was ever…
Trump faces legal battle on border wall

Trump faces legal battle on border wall

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: 'I've signed the order - now we'll be sued'President Trump faces legal challenges to his decision to use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico. California and New York said they would take legal action to challenge his move to bypass…
Cardinal defrocked over abuse allegations

Cardinal defrocked over abuse allegations

Image copyright EPA Image caption Multiple allegations against Theodore McCarrick have emerged A former Roman Catholic cardinal has been defrocked after historic sexual abuse allegations. Theodore McCarrick is the most high-profile Catholic figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times. US Church officials said allegations he had sexually assaulted a teenager five decades…
Woman jailed over stillbirth is freed

Woman jailed over stillbirth is freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Evelyn Hernandez was convicted of murder but said her son was stillborn A court in El Salvador has freed a woman who was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she gave birth to a stillborn baby in a toilet. Evelyn Beatríz Hernández Cruz, 20, had served nearly three years…
‘Walls work’: Trump confirms emergency move

‘Walls work’: Trump confirms emergency move

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: 'I've signed the order - now we'll be sued'President Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying "walls work". Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump's campaign, but Democrats have described the…
Spain PM sets snap election for April

Spain PM sets snap election for April

Image copyright EPA Image caption The PM has been governing in a very fragmented political landscape Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called a snap general election for 28 April, after Catalan nationalist MPs withdrew support for the Socialist government's budget. It is just eight months since Mr Sánchez took office, heading a minority government…
Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles ‘collusion’ case

Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles ‘collusion’ case

Eric Reid (left) was the first player to join then 49ers team-mate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthemColin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL over his 'collusion' case against team owners. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback believed owners were conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against racial…
Vatican envoy faces sexual assault claim

Vatican envoy faces sexual assault claim

Image copyright AFP Image caption Archbishop Luigi Ventura is Italian by birth The Vatican's ambassador to France is under investigation for sexual assault. Luigi Ventura, 74, allegedly molested a junior official at a mayoral address to diplomats at Paris town hall on 17 January. The city mayor's office filed a complaint on 24 January and…

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