Nikki Haley: US ambassador to UN resigns

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning - after nearly two years in the post. President Donald Trump appeared in the Oval Office alongside Mrs Haley to say she had...

Pope in Ireland: Francis faces call to resign over abuse cover-up claim

The pontiff faces criticism in a bombshell letter published as he begs for forgiveness at the end of his historic Ireland visit. A former Vatican official has claimed Pope Francis had known about allegations of...

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...

Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

A Japanese pilot who was arrested at Heathrow Airport for being drunk has admitted being more than nine times the legal alcohol limit. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28...

Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden

An eight-year-old found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer. Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidöstern lake while at her family's holiday home in Jönköping County. The sword...

Dellen Millard killed father as he slept and inherited millions

A former Canadian millionaire and twice-convicted murderer has been convicted of killing his father, whose death was initially ruled a suicide. Dellen Millard wept when he heard the judge pronounce him guilty of murdering his...

Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law

Canada is about to become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. When prohibition comes to an end on 17 October, Canadian adults will be able to purchase and consume the drug from...

Plymouth’s historic Drake’s Island fortress on sale for £6m

An historic island fortress has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6 million. Drake's Island in Devon includes a 16th century barracks, a pier and an underground network of tunnels. The six-acre...

‘I lost my entire family to a cult’: How one woman escaped Grace Road

A South Korean church which believes global famine is imminent has set up base in Fiji, where it's gained considerable influence but faced growing allegations of abuse. One woman who fled what she believes...

The Indian policewoman who stopped WhatsApp mob killings

Something unusual happened when dusk fell in early summer in more than 400 villages in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Men and women raced home from their farms earlier than usual, bolted the front...

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