Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced for concealing child sex abuse

A Catholic archbishop in Australia has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, is the most senior Catholic...

Thailand cave rescue: Boys ‘could be in cave for months’

Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave are alive, but will need to learn to dive or wait months for flooding to recede before they can get out, the army...

Why Uganda is taxing social media ‘gossip’

Ugandans have taken to Twitter to complain about the imposition of a 200 Uganda shilling tax on the use of social media. Some have also used Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to get around paying. Parliament...

Mexico election: López Obrador vows profound change after win

Left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, saying "profound change" is coming. The ex-Mexico City mayor, known by his initials Amlo, is projected to win about 53% and his...

EU reaches migration deal in crunch talks

European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after marathon talks at a summit in Brussels. Italy - the entry point for thousands of migrants, mainly from Africa - had threatened to veto the...

Fuel truck blaze kills nine in Nigeria

A petrol tanker has caught fire in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, killing at least nine people, officials say. More than 50 vehicles, including five buses, were set ablaze after the truck lost control and spilled...

South Sudan rivals sign ceasefire deal

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, have signed an agreement to try to end five years of civil war. Under the framework deal, a ceasefire will come into effect...

US relaxes ‘zero tolerance’ on migrants

A US border security chief says he has temporarily stopped launching criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally enter the country with children. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters in Texas the...

Communal clashes leave 86 dead in Nigeria

At least 86 people have died in central Nigeria after violent clashes broke out between farmers and cattle herders, police in Plateau state said. Some reports say fighting began on Thursday when ethnic Berom farmers...

Turkey’s Erdogan wins new term

Turkey's long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll. Election authority chief Sadi Guven said the president had "received the...
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