• Libby Lane will be consecrated at a ceremony at York Minster on January 26.

Church of England appoints first female Bishop

Reverend Libby Lane has been announced as the first female bishop for the Church of England, just a month after a historic change to canon law.

Protest march by Pegida in Dresden. 15 Dec 2014 More than 1,000 police were on hand for the march and counter-protest in Dresden

Tension in Germany over anti-Islam march

A march against "Islamisation of the West" took place in Dresden yesterday, with about 10,000 people turning out in the eastern German city.

Pirate on Somali coast - file pic Many Somali pirates are heavily armed and show tactical skill

France told to compensate pirates

The European Court of Human Rights says France violated the rights of Somali pirates who had attacked French ships and has ordered compensation for them over judicial delays.

Mourners gather outside a mosque to attend the memorial service for Tugce Albayrak

Mass funeral for brave German woman

Thousands of people in Germany yesterday attended the funeral of a young woman who was killed defending two girls from harassment.

A worker unloading food aid at the UNHCR Imbaidou refugee camp near Ayorou

WFP suspends refugee food aid scheme

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to suspend a critical food aid scheme for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees because of a funding crisis.

UK students clash with police over tuition fees, graduate debt

Thousands of students protesting against tuition fees and graduate debt yesterday staged a massive demonstration through central London.

British girls under 20 are the fattest in Europe – topping a league table of 22 nations in Western Europe

British girls are the fattest in Europe

Childhood obesity in the UK has reached ‘alarming’ levels with up to a third being dangerously fat, warn doctors.

Judge bans five men from approaching girls

A High Court judge has banned five men from approaching girls in public places after Birmingham social workers and police raised concerns about the welfare of a vulnerable teenager who is in local authority care.

Harry Roberts was given three life sentences for the killings

Police killer Harry Roberts to be freed

A notorious police killer is to be released from prison in what has been called a "scandalous, hurtful and abhorrent decision".

Distracting: This is the advert pu on the side of 30 trucks and said to have caused 500 car crashes in Moscow

Breast advert cause accidents in Moscow

An advertising campaign showing a woman's breasts has been blamed for more than 500 traffic accidents in one day.

UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany

A United Nations medical worker infected with Ebola has died at a hospital in Germany.

Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, originally from Sudan, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus.

The outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people since March - mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

The World Health Organization says the outbreak is the "the most severe, acute health emergency in modern times".


Spain investigates first case of Ebola

Investigations are under way at a hospital in Madrid after a Spanish nurse became the first person known to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus outside West Africa.

Ukraine rebels parade captured soldiers

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have paraded dozens of captured Ukrainian soldiers before a jeering crowd, in mockery of Independence Day celebrations in the capital.

'Pyramid scheme' operation sees six women convicted

 Six women have been convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of investors lost money.

Ukraine ratifies key EU association deal

 Members of the Ukrainian parliament have ratified an agreement with the EU, moving their country towards the West over half a year after its pro-Russian leader was overthrown from power as a result of mass anti-government protests.

Scottish independence: Final day of campaigning ahead of vote

Both sides in the Scottish referendum debate are making their final pitch to voters on the last day of campaigning.

Recovered Ebola patient William Pooley to return to Africa

 The first British person to contract Ebola in the current outbreak in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected in order to help others fight the disease.

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