Ukraine bars Russian men from entry

Ukraine bars Russian men from entry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Martial law is in force in regions bordering Russia, including Donetsk near the front line with rebels Ukraine will not allow Russian men aged 16-60 into the country following the imposition of martial law, Kiev says. An exception would be made for "humanitarian cases" such as those travelling to…
Hunt orders persecuted Christians review

Hunt orders persecuted Christians review

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (centre, front row) are joined by some survivors of Christian persecution Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and how much help they get from the UK. The…
Australian woman ‘faked cancer for cash’

Australian woman ‘faked cancer for cash’

Image copyright Google Image caption Ms Wieland was granted bail after appearing at Townsville Magistrates Court in Queensland A woman in Australia has been charged for allegedly gaining A$55,000 ($39,000; £30,000) from a fundraising site after faking a cancer diagnosis. Lucy Wieland, 27, used social media to document a fraudulent journey through ovarian cancer treatment,…
Victoria’s Secret in transgender apology

Victoria’s Secret in transgender apology

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Victoria's Secret has been grappling with falling sales since 2016 Victoria's Secret chief marketing officer has apologised for comments he made about transgender models. In an interview with Vogue magazine, Ed Razek had said the lingerie company's annual shows were "a fantasy" and should not include them. Mr Razek later…
COP24 fails to adopt key climate report

COP24 fails to adopt key climate report

Image copyright IISD/ENB - Kiara Worth Image caption Efforts to find compromise language failed and the text was dropped Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last…
Risk of ‘Hothouse Earth’ despite CO₂ cuts

Risk of ‘Hothouse Earth’ despite CO₂ cuts

Image copyright Getty Images It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, "Hothouse Earth" is a deadly serious concept. Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in the centuries to come. Even if countries succeed in meeting their…
Kerala flood relief teams rescue 22,000

Kerala flood relief teams rescue 22,000

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relief supplies were taken to stranded residents in Chengannur About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials say, after monsoon rains finally eased. Military teams as well as disaster response forces and local fishermen reached some of the worst hit areas. Helicopters…
Why Trump’s Afghan comments are bad history

Why Trump’s Afghan comments are bad history

Image copyright Getty Images President Trump's remarks at his cabinet meeting this week offered a bizarre glimpse into his perception of the world. This is a president who, for all his bombastic self-promotion, is feeling the pressure. His response was to provide an extended riff on his presidency and his achievements. But almost everything he…
Venice to charge tourist entry fee

Venice to charge tourist entry fee

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For most of the year Venice's canals are crowded with boats Venice has won approval to introduce an entry fee of up to €10 (£9; $11.50) for short-stay tourists. Italy's budget for 2019 has a clause enabling Venice to impose the fee, which will especially target day-trippers arriving on…
Missing pianist ‘buried by wrong family’

Missing pianist ‘buried by wrong family’

Image copyright Submitted by Andrea Reid Image caption Pianist Scott Cushnie A grieving Canadian family has accidentally buried the wrong body. It was an error that only came to light when the missing relative thought to have died returned home months after the funeral. Police believe the body belonged to pianist Scott Cushnie, 80, who…

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