Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is putting $2bn (£1.5bn) into a charitable fund he has established to help the homeless and set up a new network of schools. The world's richest man announced the move in...

How a lesbian love story is bypassing the Indian censors

Low-cost smartphones and cheap mobile data mean Indians are now hungrily consuming content over the small screen. And this is opening up a new world of creative freedom for the country's entertainment industry. Film director...

Genoa FC fans stay silent for 43 minutes in honour of bridge collapse victims

Fans had asked for "a deafening silence of 43 minutes, one for each child, worker, student, father or mother" to honour the dead. Fans of Italian Serie A football club Genoa watched the first 43...

Padma Lakshmi: TV host says why she kept silent on her alleged rape

US television host Padma Lakshmi has explained why she kept silent after allegedly being raped as a teenager. In a piece for the New York Times, Ms Lakshmi, 48, says she was raped by a man over...

Kavanaugh accuser says alleged assault ‘altered my life’

The first of three woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has said the assault "drastically altered" her life. Prof Christine Blasey Ford's written testimony describes how the alleged incident between...

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser ‘needs more time’

The lawyer for a woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has said the Senate's "rush" to a hearing is "unnecessary". Lisa Banks says her client, Christine Blasey Ford, is...

Iraqi protesters torch government building in Basra

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Protesters set fire to the main government building in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, security sources said, amid growing unrest over poor basic services. Iraqi protesters stand on...

Air Niugini plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon

A passenger aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia after it overshot the runway, say airport officials. Images circulating online showed the Air Niugini plane, from Papua New Guinea,...

The Arctic’s oldest, thickest sea ice is ‘breaking up’ for first time in recorded...

Meteorologists call satellite images showing open water occurring in areas it is rarely seen "scary" amid growing climate fears. Sea ice north of Greenland - some of the oldest and thickest in the Arctic -...

US surgeon and girlfriend suspected of multiple drug rapes

A California surgeon and his girlfriend have been charged with two sexual assaults, and investigators suspect there could be "hundreds" more victims. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, allegedly attacked two women...

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