Three children die in air strike
A Syrian army air strike on an Islamic State-controlled town yesterday killed at least 28 people including three children. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organisation, said 19 civilians were among the dead in the helicopter attack on al-Bab, 30km northeast of Aleppo.
Bomb explodes at Italian consulate
A car-bomb exploded early yesterday outside the Italian consulate in Cairo, destroying several floors of the historic building, killing one Egyptian.
Vatican sex-abuse trial adjourned
The Vatican's first child sex-abuse trial opened yesterday and closed after six minutes when the defendant failed to turn up.
Jozef Wesolowski, 66, the Holy See's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, was due to appear before a tribunal within the walls of the Vatican to face charges of paying underage boys for sexual acts in the Caribbean country.
However, the former archbishop was taken to hospital hours before the hearing, with Vatican officials saying he was in intensive care for an "unexpected" but unspecified illness.
Bull turns tail at Pamplona run
One bull chosen to take part in yesterday's San Fermin festival took one look at thousands of thrill-seekers waiting to be chased down Pamplona's narrow streets and scampered back to the safety of his corral. Meanwhile, his five stable-mates gored four revellers and injured five others.