Stampede at Christian rally leaves at least 29 dead including 11 children and a pregnant woman after gangsters started attacking worshippers with machetes in Liberia

The disaster occurred around 9pm on Wednesday night when a gang of thugs armed with knives attacked some of the hundreds attending the ceremony in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

Bombshell report accuses former pope Benedict of misconduct over his handling of four cases of sexual abuse by priests while he was an archbishop in Germany

A potentially explosive report into the handling of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church will be published in Germany on Thursday, with former pope Benedict XVI among those in the spotlight.