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What happend on April 15th 2019

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Israel Folau: Australia end player's contract over anti-gay message

Monday 15th of April 2019, 6:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Aruba Aruba

The Australian rugby union authorities terminate Israel Folau's contract over a social media post in which he said "hell awaits" gay people.
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George Pell case: Australian media defend 'contempt' allegations

Monday 15th of April 2019, 6:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Prosecutors say 36 media figures broke the law over coverage of Cardinal George Pell's abuse trial.
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Red Cross makes appeal for staff abducted in Syria

Monday 15th of April 2019, 8:15
related countries: Syria Syria

One of three staff abducted in 2013 is thought to be in the hands of the Islamic State group.
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Assange used Ecuador's embassy for 'spying', says president

Monday 15th of April 2019, 10:30
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

President Lenin Moreno tells the Guardian that Assange tried to use the building as a "centre for spying".
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Russian priest posted to remote village over wife's 'sin'

Monday 15th of April 2019, 10:46
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian Orthodox priest has been posted to a remote village as punishment for his wife's participation in a beauty pageant.
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Aboriginal remains returned by Germany to Australia

Monday 15th of April 2019, 11:18
related countries: Germany Germany, Australia Australia

Australia says the return of the bones and skulls will help "healing and reconciliation".
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Canadian tourist dies after Thailand zipline wire snaps

Monday 15th of April 2019, 12:38
related countries: Canada Canada, Thailand Thailand
related places: Chiang Mai

The attraction in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, has reportedly been closed for an investigation.
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Youngest Democrat sets out presidential bid

Monday 15th of April 2019, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

The 37-year-old officially launches a campaign that could make him the first openly gay US president.
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China turtle death: One of last four known Yangtze giant softshells dies

Monday 15th of April 2019, 12:50
related countries: China China

Possibly the last remaining female, the turtle was artificially inseminated 24 hours before dying.
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End 'deep state', Sudan protesters demand

Monday 15th of April 2019, 12:54
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Thousands maintain a sit-in outside army HQ, calling for an immediate move to civilian rule.
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Monday 15th of April 2019, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK supports a final vote in favour of new online copyright rules, but some EU nations objected.
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Swedish Social Democrats' Twitter account hacked

Monday 15th of April 2019, 14:54
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Messages posted on the hijacked account included anti-immigration rhetoric.
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Italian police arrest 34 people in 'bone-breaking' scam

Monday 15th of April 2019, 15:38
related countries: Italy Italy

A gang allegedly made millions of euros by breaking their victims' limbs and staging accidents.
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Eight dead after tornadoes rip across US South

Monday 15th of April 2019, 16:34
related countries: United States United States

Two children were killed in powerful storms that brought tornadoes and torrential rains to the US South.
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Dog rescued 220km from Thai coast by rig workers

Monday 15th of April 2019, 17:16
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Rig workers find the exhausted pooch paddling near their drilling platform.
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Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Monday 15th of April 2019, 17:28
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A major operation is under way to tackle the blaze at the 850-year-old Gothic building.
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Notre-Dame fire: Flames have broken out at the cathedral in Paris

Monday 15th of April 2019, 17:34
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Firefighters tackle a huge blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
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Notre-Dame fire: The moment the spire collapses

Monday 15th of April 2019, 18:44
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The spire of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral has collapsed due to fire.
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Notre-Dame fire: Flames 'have completely engulfed the roof'

Monday 15th of April 2019, 19:06
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Notre-Dame

The BBC's Lucy Williamson surveys the scene of an ongoing fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.
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Notre-Dame fire: What the cathedral means to the French

Monday 15th of April 2019, 19:59
related countries: France France

Henri Astier explains why watching the cathedral go up in flames is so upsetting for the locals.
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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach at US-Mexico border

Monday 15th of April 2019, 20:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bach, Laredo, Texas

The musician used the performance in Laredo, Texas, to make a statement on immigration.
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The mental rigours of being US president

Monday 15th of April 2019, 21:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Some of Trump's predecessors were manic depressives, bipolar and even psychopathic, say experts.
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Spanish election: Socialists battle to stop right-wing surge

Monday 15th of April 2019, 23:06
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's left hopes to forge a coalition after 28 April polls - to fend off the far-right Vox.
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The tribe who can't read so can't vote

Monday 15th of April 2019, 23:10
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

For illiterate communities in remote areas of Indonesia, casting their ballot in this week's election will be a daunting task.
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Notre-Dame fire: French president says cathedral will be rebuilt

Monday 15th of April 2019, 23:26
related countries: France France
related places: Notre-Dame

President Macron says Notre-Dame will be rebuilt after a huge fire destroyed a large section of the cathedral.
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Notre-Dame fire: Structure 'saved' after huge fire

Monday 15th of April 2019, 23:59
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The main structure of the cathedral has been saved, according to a Paris fire official.
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