Ex-priest Laurence Soper guilty of sexually abusing boys

Ex-priest Laurence Soper guilty of sexually abusing boys

Image copyrightMetropolitan Police Image caption Laurence Soper was found guilty of 19 counts of sexual assault against boys at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, where he taughtAn ex-Roman Catholic priest has been found guilty of abusing boys at a London school during the 1970s and 80s. Laurence Soper, 74, was extradited to face 19 charges of indecent and serious sexual assault against 10 former pupils at the independent St Benedict’s School in Ealing, where he taught. Soper fled to Kosovo with £182,000 from the Vatican bank in a bid to…

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Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

Image caption The skeleton was discovered in the Sterkfontein cavesOne of the oldest and most complete skeletons of humankind’s ancestors has been unveiled in South Africa. A team spent more than 20 years excavating, cleaning and putting together the skeleton of Little Foot. Its exact age is debated, but South African scientists say the remains are 3.67 million years old. This would mean Little Foot was alive about 500,000 years before Lucy, the famous skeleton of an ancient human relative found in Ethiopia. Both Little Foot and Lucy belong to…

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Person of the Year: Time honours abuse 'silence breakers'

Person of the Year: Time honours abuse 'silence breakers'

Image copyrightTime Image caption Clockwise from top: Actor Ashley Judd, pop singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, corporate lobbyist Adama Iwu and Isabel Pascual, a strawberry-picker from Mexico (not her real name)Time magazine has named “the Silence Breakers” – women who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment – as its “Person of the Year”. The movement is most closely associated with the #MeToo hashtag which sprung up as allegations emerged against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. But Time says the hashtag is “part of the picture, but not…

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Poppi Worthington inquest: Expert casts doubt on abuse theory

Poppi Worthington inquest: Expert casts doubt on abuse theory

Image copyrightFamily photo Image caption Some important items were lost or never recovered, including Poppi’s last nappy and her pyjama bottoms, the inquest heardAn expert witness has cast doubt on suggestions toddler Poppi Worthington was sexually abused in the hours before her death. Dr Nat Carey, a consultant forensic pathologist, told the inquest there was no clear-cut evidence of trauma implying third-party involvement. His evidence contradicted the findings of Dr Alison Armour, who was called as a witness earlier in the week. Poppi died suddenly at a house in Barrow…

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'Only hard border is down middle of Labour'

'Only hard border is down middle of Labour'

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