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L’Arche founder Jean Vanier sexually abused women – internal report

Image copyright Getty Images A religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women in France, an internal report says. Canadian Jean Vanier set up the global network L’Arche in France in 1964 and died last year aged 90. None of the women he abused were themselves disabled, […]


Coronavirus: Evacuation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess lands in UK

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The evacuated passengers are travelling by coach from Wiltshire to Arrowe Park hospital in Wirral, where they will spend 14 days in quarantine A flight carrying Britons evacuated from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan has arrived back in the UK. On board were 30 British and two Irish passengers, who […]

Dementia: Cancer scanner ‘could help early diagnoses’

Coronavirus: Repatriation flight for Britons on Diamond Princess delayed

Painkillers ‘mask, not kill’ long-term pain


Study finds quarter of climate change tweets from bots

Image copyright Getty Images A study by researchers at Brown University has found a quarter of posts about climate change on Twitter were written by bots. Bots are computer programs that can masquerade as humans to post or send messages on social media. Researchers discovered tweets posted by bots created the impression there was a […]

Romulus mystery: Experts divided on ‘tomb of Rome’s founding father’

Blind Portsmouth astronomer shares his love of space

‘Birdgirl’ Mya-Rose Craig receives Bristol University honorary doctorate