Day: October 12, 2018

The people who moved to Chernobyl

The people who moved to Chernobyl

Less than two hours’ drive from the capital Kiev, along the perimeter of the exclusion zone, it’s not just families looking for opportunities in these ghost towns, but also entrepreneurs. Every day Vadim Minzuyk walks his dog along the high wire fence marking out the beginning of the exclusion zone. […]

Detained US pastor back in Turkish court

Detained US pastor back in Turkish court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Brunson (raising his hand) was first arrested in October 2016 Hopes are rising that American pastor Andrew Brunson may be freed, more than two years after he was first detained in Turkey. Mr Brunson returned to court on Friday, with US media outlets reporting […]

Pope accepts US archbishop’s resignation

Pope accepts US archbishop’s resignation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Wuerl: “Once again for any past errors in judgment I apologise” Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington DC archbishop Donald Wuerl, who has been criticised for his handling of sexual abuse cases. Cardinal Wuerl had offered to resign when he reached […]

Dozens die as mud destroys Uganda villages

Dozens die as mud destroys Uganda villages

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A torrent of mud and water swept houses away A landslide following heavy rains in eastern Uganda has killed more than 30 people. It is feared that the death toll could rise as a government rescue team reaches the Mount Elgon area. A river burst […]

Air India plane hits wall on take-off

Air India plane hits wall on take-off

Image copyright Air India Image caption The plane landed safely in the city of Mumbai A passenger plane travelling from the south Indian city of Trichy to Dubai sustained damage after hitting the airport wall during take off. Air India IX 611, which was carrying 130 passengers and six crew […]

PNG’s new Maserati fleet questioned

PNG’s new Maserati fleet questioned

Image copyright AirBridgeCargo Image caption The government says the cars are “selling like hotcakes” to private sector buyers Papua New Guinea’s government is under scrutiny for importing 40 luxury Maserati cars from Italy for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit. The Quattroporte sedans, which cost more than $100,000 each […]

Well-wishers gather ahead of royal wedding

Well-wishers gather ahead of royal wedding

Image copyright PA Princess Eugenie has married her long-term partner Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The ninth in line to the throne was watched by her grandmother, the Queen, and Prince Philip, along with other members of her family. Celebrities were also among the 850 guests at […]

Bid to save koalas with ‘back-up’ Europe clan

Bid to save koalas with ‘back-up’ Europe clan

Five southern koalas have been flown half way round the world as part of plans to create a back-up population of the species away from their native Australia. Although not an endangered species, they are considered to be vulnerable, and scientists will be studying them in their new home in […]

US storm leaves ‘unimaginable destruction’

US storm leaves ‘unimaginable destruction’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida Hurricane Michael left “unimaginable destruction” as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state’s governor, Rick Scott says. “So many lives have been changed forever,” he said. “So many families have lost […]