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Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips

Image copyright Getty ImagesTwo nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling about $500,000 (£396,000) and using it to gamble...

‘Entering the ring, I become Cindi Gold’

When you think of professional wrestling you probably think of the big American promotions like WWE. But there are local pro-wrestling associations around the world,...

Why are so many countries now saying cannabis is OK?

Image copyright Getty ImagesAround the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting. Mexico's new government plans to legalise recreational cannabis use, as does...

Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy. On a beach in Hordeia on the...

Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

Image copyright Getty Images / TASS Image caption 1989: A Soviet SS-23 missile is destroyed, under the INF treatyNever has the future of nuclear arms...

Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get ’10 tyre’ severance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Quality tyres are valuable on the black market in crisis-hit VenezuelaGoodyear employees in Venezuela are each to be given 10...

Report reveals ‘gross’ racial disparity in Toronto policing

Image copyright ReutersBlack people are "grossly over-represented" in violent police interactions in the Canadian city of Toronto, a human rights investigation has found. The Ontario...

US snowstorm kills three in North Carolina

Image copyright Off-Road Adventures/via REUTERS Image caption A snow storm struck the US south-eastern states over the weekendA heavy snowstorm has swept through US south-eastern...

Danish sea urchin fossil reveals ancient drama

Image copyright TV Ost Image caption It's believed the sea urchin survived a snack attack by an aquatic lizardAn amateur archaeologist has discovered a rare...
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