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...

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,...

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...

Scepticism as Venezuela chops five zeros off currency to curb hyperinflation

President Nicolas Maduro prints a new currency in an attempt to curb hyperinflation, which is forecast to reach 1,000,000%. Venezuela is facing its first day of trading after the president removed five zeros from the...

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...

Sweden cars: 80 set on fire by gangs in several cities

Dozens of cars have been set alight in Sweden overnight, in what police say may be a co-ordinated criminal action. Up to 80 vehicles were badly damaged by gangs of black-clad youths, beginning at about...

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...

Netherlands police arrests foil ‘major terrorist attack’

Police in the Netherlands have arrested seven men over an alleged plot to carry out what they describe as a major terrorist attack involving guns and explosives. Police say the men were trying to source...

Italy allows migrants to disembark ship 10 days after rescue in Mediterranean Sea

The end of the standoff follows the reported investigation of deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini for "illegal confinement". Italy has allowed the migrants stranded aboard a ship in Sicily to disembark, 10 days after they...

Ebola outbreak in Congo grows; at least 3 killed

The number of confirmed cases in Congo's new outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to 13, including three deaths, the health ministry said late Saturday. The World Health Organization has warned that this new...

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