Australian woman ‘who faked cancer for cash’ is charged

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Twenty-two per cent of our fresh produce turnover is from organic produce” according to...

Category manager Andreas Allenspach of Coop Switzerland: “Twenty-two per cent of our fresh produce turnover is from organic produce” It’s as if summer refuses to end in Switzerland. “It’s truly bizarre. This many plums, apples and...

Widowed bride’s final photos with her groom

At first glance, it's a normal, sweet wedding album - tearful parents, friends applying make-up to a nervous bride, children giggling. But on closer inspection, it becomes clear that someone is missing. Kendall Murphy, the groom,...

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...

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...

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