Trump ‘determined to pursue peace’ after Pope meeting

Media captionDonald Trump was greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican US President Donald Trump has said he is “more determined than ever” to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. He was granted a short private audience with the head of the Catholic Church on the latest leg of […]

Ex-officer helps exonerate US prisoner after 24 years

Image copyright WPVI A Philadelphia man has been exonerated and freed from prison 24 years after he was found guilty of a murder he did not commit. Shaurn Thomas, 43, was released after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office agreed that the evidence did not support the conviction. Mr Thomas, who was 19 when found guilty, […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 34 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 34 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

White House denies ‘egregious’ budget accounting error

Image copyright Reuters Image caption White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told Congress on Wednesday that he went through the budget “line by line” The White House has denied the president’s budget proposal contains an “egregious” maths error. Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers pointed out the spending plan double-counts $2tr (£1tr). But White House […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 30 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award

Image copyright James Oatway Image caption Godwin Benson developed the platform based on the experiences he had as a young tutor. A tutoring app developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering. Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, a platform that links qualified tutors to students in […]

Manchester attack: Trump calls attacker a ‘loser’

Media captionUS President Donald Trump speaking in Bethlehem: “I won’t call them monsters” US President Donald Trump has called those behind the Manchester suicide bombing and other similar attacks “evil losers in life”. “I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. I will call them losers,” he said in a speech during […]

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of the gang’s alleged operatives were young women who had little option but to take part, say police Munich police say they have broken up a huge burglary clan which they estimate may have been responsible for a fifth of German break-ins. The criminal gang was compared by […]

Romania criticised over domestic violence ‘failures’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists have long tried to highlight the lack of awareness of domestic violence as a crime in Romania, and the scant number of resources and facilities to support victims Romania has been criticised over its lack of commitment to tackling domestic violence in a ruling by the European Court of […]

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK. Ibori was jailed in the UK for fraud totalling nearly £50m in 2012. He was due […]

1 2 3 63