Top Vatican official, Cardinal George Pell, charged with historical sex crimes in Australia Play

Top Vatican official, Cardinal George Pell, charged with historical sex crimes in Australia

Australian police have charged top Vatican official Cardinal George Pell with multiple historical sex offences on Thursday (29 June) after allegations were made by multiple complainants. He is Australias highest Catholic and chief financial adviser to Pope Francis. In the Catholic Churchs long running sex abuse scandal, Pell will be the highest Vatican official ever to be charged. Pell has denied the accusations made against him. He has faced a number of allegations that he mishandled cases of sexual abuse by clergy while he was Archbishop of Melbourne and then Sydney. Jun 29, 2017
Climate change forecast to make giant hailstones across North America Play

Climate change forecast to make giant hailstones across North America

Giant hailstones are set to become the norm over parts of North America as a result of climate change according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change, which looks at how projected climate conditions over the coming decades will affect hailstorms, including their frequency and the size of the stones produced. Jun 27, 2017
Dramatic CCTV shows tourists knocked out and robbed in New Orleans Play

Dramatic CCTV shows tourists knocked out and robbed in New Orleans

A pair of tourists walking through the French Quarter of New Orleans were attacked from behind and robbed by at least four men on 24 June. New Orleans Police said the two male victims from Boston were taken to hospital, one of them in critical condition. Police have arrested two suspects and seeking two others. Jun 27, 2017