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Pope Francis stops popemobile to comfort Chilean policewoman who fell from horse – video

Pope Francis stops popemobile to comfort Chilean policewoman who fell from horse – video

Pope Francis ordered his popemobile to stop on after a mounted Chilean policewoman was thrown off her frightened horse, which had reared up as the pontiff passed by. Francis stepped from his vehicle
Outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng held by police

Outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng held by police

The 50-year-old, who had recently criticised China’s leaders, was detained while walking his son to school in Beijing One of China’s most outspoken human rights lawyers has been picked up by police
Not to be sniffed at: more Norwegians turn from cigarettes to snuff

Not to be sniffed at: more Norwegians turn from cigarettes to snuff

Snus is illegal across the EU but is used in Sweden, which has an exemption, and Norway, which is not in the EUMore Norwegians use snus – a form of snuff particular to Nordic countries – instead of
Labor MP David Feeney tells high court he cannot find citizenship papers

Labor MP David Feeney tells high court he cannot find citizenship papers

Feeney says he has no evidence he renounced British and Irish citizenship, potentially pushing his case back to MarchVictorian MP David Feeney has confirmed he is still unable to produce any
Funding bill to keep US government open narrowly passes House

Funding bill to keep US government open narrowly passes House

Lawmakers pass bill to fund government through 16 February Bill now heads to Senate, where it needs 60 votes to avoid filibuster The House of Representatives has narrowly passed a bill to fund the
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces she's pregnant with first child – video

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces she's pregnant with first child – video

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced she is pregnant with her first child. The deputy prime minister, Winston Peters, will take over to allow Ardern to take six weeks of
Boris Johnson proposes 22-mile bridge across the Channel

Boris Johnson proposes 22-mile bridge across the Channel

Foreign secretary discusses idea with French president Emmanuel Macron as a way to enhance transport links after BrexitBoris Johnson has floated the idea of a 22-mile bridge across the Channel to
Former British boxing champion charged with alleged terrorism offence

Former British boxing champion charged with alleged terrorism offence

Anthony Small, from south London, is accused of ‘encouraging acts of terrorism’ Former British boxing champion Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging terrorism, police said.Scotland Yard said
Falling forensics standards 'making miscarriages of justice inevitable'

Falling forensics standards 'making miscarriages of justice inevitable'

Regulator says UK forces failing to meet standards, with routine outsourcing of great concern Police forces are failing to meet the official standards for forensics, making miscarriages of justice
California parents who held 13 children captive charged with torture and abuse

California parents who held 13 children captive charged with torture and abuse

David and Louise Anna Turpin accused of shackling their children to beds, beating and starving them, in ‘house of horror’ The California couple facing abuse and torture charges for shackling some of
Nigel Scullion: No Indigenous person tells me they want Australia Day changed

Nigel Scullion: No Indigenous person tells me they want Australia Day changed

Indigenous affairs minister says the issue is ‘not something that comes up at all’ when he visits Aboriginal communitiesThe Indigenous Affairs minister, Nigel Scullion, says no Indigenous Australian
France's 'black widow' jailed for 22 years after killing two elderly men

France's 'black widow' jailed for 22 years after killing two elderly men

Patricia Dagorn claimed she had ‘deep friendship’ with the men she seduced and poisonedA French woman nicknamed the “Black Widow of the Cote d’Azur” has been jailed for 22 years for the murder of two
Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand's prime minister announces she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand's prime minister announces she is pregnant

Leader says she is excited she will be a ‘PM and a mum’ and news was a ‘fantastic surprise’The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, is pregnant with her first child.Ardern, who was elected
Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand prime minister announces first pregnancy

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand prime minister announces first pregnancy

Labour PM says deputy Winston Peters will take over for six weeks when baby is born in JuneNew Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced she is pregnant with her first child.Ardern, who
Young women's ADHD prescriptions have soared since 2003, CDC finds

Young women's ADHD prescriptions have soared since 2003, CDC finds

Prescriptions have jumped 700% among US women in their late 20s, raising concerns amid questions over drugs’ safety during pregnancyPrescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Extreme heat moves into NSW after southern states endure brutal days

Extreme heat moves into NSW after southern states endure brutal days

Temperatures did not go below 30C overnight in parts of Victoria, with health authorities and sporting bodies on alertMuch of south-eastern Australia can expect more fierce heat in coming days, as
Pope Francis marries flight attendants on plane over Chile – video

Pope Francis marries flight attendants on plane over Chile – video

Pope Francis married two members of cabin crew in a wedding on a flight taking the pontiff and his entourage between two Chilean cities. Paula Podest, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, had been married in
Macron rebuffs City deal after Brexit unless UK pays into EU budget

Macron rebuffs City deal after Brexit unless UK pays into EU budget

French president rejects ‘differentiated financial services access’, says ‘choice is up to UK’French president Emmanuel Macron has rejected the idea of a tailored Brexit deal for the City, insisting
FBI investigates whether Russia banker used NRA to fund Trump campaign – report

FBI investigates whether Russia banker used NRA to fund Trump campaign – report

Banker with links to Putin faces questions over whether he funneled money through NRA, amid scrutiny over gun rights group’s Russia tiesThe FBI is investigating whether a Russian banker with close
Passengers recount 'hell' as Malaysia Airlines plane diverts to Alice Springs

Passengers recount 'hell' as Malaysia Airlines plane diverts to Alice Springs

People report loud banging noises aboard MH122 bound for Kuala Lumpur from Sydney before it was forced to land in Alice SpringsPassengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight forced to land in Alice Springs