Beached ship leaks fuel off France

High winds have beached a cargo ship off France's Atlantic coast and some of the 220 tons of fuel in its hold is leaking, threatening a local beach.

Malta to legalise divorce after bitter referendum

The staunchly Catholic island of Malta was yesterday set to end its status as the only European nation that does not allow divorce after a narrow "Yes" victory following a bitterly fought referendum campaign.

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Superfood: Soaking the middle-classes

Credit card scams which seek to take advantage of the lifestyle aspiration of Britain's more affluent consumers are a growing threat. More than 250 online suppliers were shut down last year after customers complained of trickery

Pope blames church's sins for sex scandal

In his strongest statement yet on the global sex abuse scandal sweeping the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI today admitted that church itself should bear the brunt of the blame for failing to tackle paedophile priests.