TV presenter cleared of Malta assault

Image copyright PA Image caption The BBC wildlife presenter said he was charged after he and TV crew were set upon by two men TV presenter Chris Packham has been cleared of assault during filming for a documentary on illegal bird trapping on the island of Gozo. Packham, 55, appeared in a Maltese court following […]

India French envoy Pascal Mazurier acquitted of raping daughter

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pascal Mazurier (centre) was arrested in 2012 and released on bail A former French diplomat charged with raping his three-year-old daughter in India has been cleared of all charges. Pascal Mazurier, who was a consular official in the southern city of Bangalore, was arrested in 2012 after complaints from his […]

Corbyn vows to ‘change UK election’s course’

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn is vowing not to “play by the rules” if elected PM and insists the poll is not a foregone conclusion. On the first full day of general election campaigning, the Labour leader will say “powerful people” do not want him to win the snap poll on 8 June. He will […]

Juventus defence shuts out Barca

Juventus defence shuts out Barca

Barcelona have failed to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the second successive season Juventus produced an exceptional defensive performance to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League after stopping Barcelona from scoring at the Nou Camp. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Barca peppered the Italian goal but failed to repeat their last-16 heroics […]

Anger over nuns’ role in Irish hospital

Image copyright RTÉ Image caption An illustration of the proposed new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin A deal to build a new Irish maternity hospital on land controlled by an order of nuns has been described as “an outrage and an insult to all women”. The Irish Labour Party reacted angrily to reports that the […]

Champions League: Borussia Dortmund bus delayed in Monaco

Dortmund started the second leg trying to overturn a 3-2 deficit Borussia Dortmund were in an “awkward mindset” after their team bus was delayed before Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg defeat at Monaco, said coach Thomas Tuchel. Dortmund said the bus was stopped by police for 20 minutes, with kick-off then delayed by five […]

MPs back May’s call for snap UK election

Media captionThe moment when the vote is announced for an early general election. Campaigning is under way after the House of Commons backed Theresa May’s call for a general election on 8 June. MPs voted by 522 votes to 13 – with Labour and Lib Dem helping secure the two-thirds majority needed to bring forward […]

Donald Tusk slams Poland intelligence probe as ‘witch-hunt’

Image copyright EPA Image caption European Union flags were much in evidence amid the crowds of supporters who met Mr Tusk as he arrived in Poland The feud between the European Council president and the ruling party in his native Poland has intensified as he arrived in the country denouncing a “witch-hunt” against him. Donald […]

Mallorca diver survives 60 hours in air bubble

Image copyright Twitter/@112IllesBalears Image caption Xisco Gracia, who spent more than two days in the cave, was pictured as he emerged A Spanish diver who survived 60 hours in an underground air pocket has described how he began to hallucinate as his compressed air tank ran out. Xisco Gracia became trapped in a cave in […]

St Petersburg attack: Tenth suspect detained

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Abror Azimov is suspected of planning the attack A 10th person suspected of involvement in an attack on the St Petersburg metro earlier this month has been detained, Russian security officials say. Akram Azimov is said to be the older brother of Abror Azimov, the suspected planner who was arrested […]