The Vatican: The Catholic Church considers that abortion is the worst sin a human can commit, and that terrorism and child sexual abuse are less serious sins.

In 2009, a nine-year-old Brazilian child had to have an emergency abortion when her mother brought her to hospital with stomach pains. The doctors dis(...)

Larry Nassar (right) with his defence lawyer Matt Newberg during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court, Michigan, on January 24th, 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

They rose, one by one, to take the stand at a small courthouse in suburban Michigan. In a week-long sentencing hearing more than 150 women told their (...)

Polling day. I love polling days. File photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Friday. Woke up, which, at my time of life I consider a really good start to the day. Polling day. I love polling days. I like voting. In Co Down and(...)

 Brazil’s Fernandinho (right) scoes despite the attention of Cameroon’s Nicolas Nkoulou. Marius Becker/Epa

Cameroon’s football federation (FECAFOOT) is to investigate allegations of match-fixing by its players at the World Cup finals.The FECAFOOT’s ethics (...)