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Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Sean O’Malley was re-appointed to lead the child protection panel Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Church’s panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is made up of eight men […]

Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Sean O’Malley was re-appointed to lead the child protection panel Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Church’s panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is made up of eight men […]

Six Turkish journalists jailed for life for ‘coup links’

Six Turkish journalists jailed for life for ‘coup links’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many journalists have been targeted in Turkey’s post-coup crackdown A Turkish court has sentenced six journalists to life in jail for alleged links to the July 2016 coup plotters. The judgement came as another Turkish court decided to release German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who has been held for a year […]

Maëlys de Araujo murder: Colleagues donate leave to mother

Maëlys de Araujo murder: Colleagues donate leave to mother

Image copyright AFP Image caption Maëlys’ body was discovered on Wednesday Colleagues of the mother of murdered French girl Maëlys de Araujo have donated part of their leave to her – totalling almost three years. Jennifer de Araujo is a night nurse at a hospital in the town of Pontarlier. She stopped working when Maëlys […]

Portuguese president mourns Westminster homeless man

Portuguese president mourns Westminster homeless man

Image copyright PA Image caption The Portuguese president said the circumstances the man died in were “inhumane” The Portuguese president has paid tribute to a homeless man found dead in a Tube station underpass near the Houses of Parliament. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said the circumstances the unnamed Portuguese national died in were “inhumane”. Coroners […]

Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel to leave Turkey jail

Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel to leave Turkey jail

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Deniz Yucel had been reporting on leaked emails Die Welt journalist Deniz Yucel is being freed from jail in Turkey after a year in detention accused of spreading propaganda, German officials say. His case was an irritant in German-Turkish relations, and on Thursday Chancellor Angela Merkel had pressed for his […]

Instagram agrees to Russia censor demands

Instagram agrees to Russia censor demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Navalny has criticised Instagram for meeting Russia’s internet censor’s demand Instagram has blocked posts in Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country’s most prominent opposition leader. It follows a demand by the country’s internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access to posts on its platform […]

Oxfam scandal: Ex-director hits out at ‘lies and exaggerations’

Oxfam scandal: Ex-director hits out at ‘lies and exaggerations’

Image copyright VRT Image caption Roland Van Hauwermeiren worked in Chad from 2006-09 before taking up a job in Haiti The former Oxfam director at the centre of a sex scandal that has engulfed the UK charity says some allegations of his use of prostitutes are “lies and exaggerations”. Roland Van Hauwermeiren, 68, said some […]

France avalanche: Three skiers killed in Pyrenees

France avalanche: Three skiers killed in Pyrenees

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The three men were skiing in an off-piste area of the resort, officials said (file photo) Three skiers have been found dead in a resort in south-western France after being buried by an avalanche in an off-piste area, officials say. The three French men, one aged 29 and two […]

Spanish woman’s ‘sexist’ rejection letter sparks furore

Spanish woman’s ‘sexist’ rejection letter sparks furore

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Forcada said she felt discriminated against after receiving a job rejection for not being a man A Spanish company has been criticised for allegedly rejecting a woman for a job on the grounds she was not a man. PR agency Impulsa Comunicación told Carla Forcada the account executive […]

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