Dozens of bushfires are sweeping across southern Australia, fanned by hot weather and strong winds. Officials say an unknown number of homes have been destroyed and a firefighter has been injured in the state of Victoria.
Immigration minister Mark Harper has resigned from the government after it emerged his cleaner did not have permission to work in the UK. Mr Harper notified Prime Minister David Cameron, who accepted his
The UN has said that the Vatican should “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers. The UN watchdog for children’s rights said that the vatican is protecting paedophile priests and also denounced the Holy See for adopting policies
A group of hackers and a human rights organization are suing the German government for allegedly conducting illegal spying activities and aiding the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), one of the largest hacker groups in the world, and the International League for Human Rights (ILHR) […]
Former coach of the Spanish national team, Luis Aragones, has died at the age of 75.Aragones was said to have died at a Madrid clinic, where he had been taken to on Saturday for an ailment, Doctor Pedro Guillen has confirmed. The tactician is mostly credited with the radical change in the fortunes of La […]
A police helicopter has crashed into a busy pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. It happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday.
Pope Francis has called for power in the Catholic Church to be devolved away from the Vatican, in the first major work he has written in the role. In the document, he says he is open to suggestions to changes in the power of the papacy.
British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died aged 94. A statement from her publisher, Harper Collins, disclosed she “passed away peacefully at her London home in the early hours of sunday morning”.
Fresh fighting has broken out between rival Libyan militias on the outskirts of the capital, Tripoli, after at least 43 people died in clashes on Friday.
A air strike in southern Somalia has killed two senior commanders of militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, report says. The strike destroyed the vehicle the militants were travelling in between the towns of Jilib and Barawe, seen as a major base of al-Shabab, they said.