Royal wedding in pictures

Royal wedding in pictures

The wedding of Princess Eugenie, the Queen’s granddaughter, and Jack Brooksbank has taken place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. We take a look at some of the most striking pictures from the day. Image copyright PA Guests started to arrive, including Naomi Campbell sporting a chic black fascinator. Image copyright PA Pixie Geldof held on to her headpiece in the windy conditions, as she arrived with her husband George Barnett, below. Image copyright Shutterstock Met Office forecaster Helen Chivers said: “Whilst it’s extremely windy in western parts [with…

The people who moved to Chernobyl

The people who moved to Chernobyl

Less than two hours’ drive from the capital Kiev, along the perimeter of the exclusion zone, it’s not just families looking for opportunities in these ghost towns, but also entrepreneurs. Every day Vadim Minzuyk walks his dog along the high wire fence marking out the beginning of the exclusion zone. It’s his favourite place to enjoy the birdsong and the quiet of the forest. “It’s like living in the north of Finland or Alaska,” says Vadim. “This area has the lowest population density of anywhere in Ukraine – only two…

Detained US pastor back in Turkish court

Detained US pastor back in Turkish court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Brunson (raising his hand) was first arrested in October 2016 Hopes are rising that American pastor Andrew Brunson may be freed, more than two years after he was first detained in Turkey. Mr Brunson returned to court on Friday, with US media outlets reporting a deal had been struck for the North Carolina evangelical’s release. However, US Vice-President Mike Pence would only say “we remain hopeful”. Mr Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups following the failed 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.…

Pope accepts US archbishop’s resignation

Pope accepts US archbishop’s resignation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Wuerl: “Once again for any past errors in judgment I apologise” Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington DC archbishop Donald Wuerl, who has been criticised for his handling of sexual abuse cases. Cardinal Wuerl had offered to resign when he reached 75 in 2015, but the Pope did not take up the resignation. Cardinal Wuerl was recently criticised in a report on sexual abuse cases when he was bishop of Pittsburgh and admitted to lapses in judgement. The report said he…

Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

Moon optimistic about end to Korean War

Image copyright Getty Images South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula. The war ended in 1953 with an armistice but a peace treaty was never signed. Mr Moon, the son of North Korean refugees, also said there could be more diplomatic “bumps and bruises” as he tries to persuade Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear weapons. But he described Mr Kim…