Wednesday, 24 May 2017

World

05/24/2017 - 01:29

US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip.

He arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The meeting was keenly awaited as the two men have already clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change.

05/24/2017 - 01:27

Four climbers have been found dead inside a tent on Mount Everest, taking the death toll this season to 10. The bodies were discovered by a rescue team that was retrieving the body of a Slovak climber who died on the mountain on Sunday.

All the fatalities have occurred in or near the so-called "death zone", where oxygen levels are extremely low.

05/17/2017 - 19:23

US soldier Chelsea Manning is celebrating her freedom after being released from military prison. Manning took to Twitter after her release, photographing her "first steps of freedom" in civilian clothes.

05/17/2017 - 19:21

A grinning death row inmate in the US state of Georgia used his final words at his execution to insult the witnesses. JW Ledford Jr's lawyers argued death by firing squad would be more humane as lethal injection would be too painful.

05/14/2017 - 23:50

Three people and the suspected gunman have been found dead after a shooting at a nursing home in Ohio. Kirkersville police Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36 - only recently appointed - was among the dead, his deputies told US media.

Two employees were found dead inside the Pine Kirk Care Center, and Disario was found outside the building.

05/14/2017 - 23:47

Prison guards have shot dead 17 inmates after a mass breakout at Buimo prison in Papua New Guinea.

Three prisoners have been recaptured while 57 others managed to escape and remain at large.

Authorities have warned that the escaped inmates, some of them still awaiting trial, pose a serious threat to the safety of the area.

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