After decades of debate, the Church of England votes today on whether it will finally admit women to the ranks of bishops — under a compromise proposal that has angered the faithful on both sides of the argument.
A majority of the Church’s governing general synod is ready to say yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s all wrapped up. The vote needs a two-thirds majority to be approved, and an unlikely coalition of advocates and opponents of female bishops may have enough strength to derail the motion.
Some voices on both sides argue that the church’s compromise asks them to concede too much.
In his first public comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza said what his son did couldn't "get any more evil" and he now wishes his son had never been born.
The youngest Briton to fight in the First World War was just 12 years old — but Sidney Lewis' identity remained a secret for almost a century until the chance discovery of faded documents revealed his extraordinary story.
Oscar Pistorius became furious with a police officer who handled his licensed gun after pulling the car he was in over for speeding and later fired the gun out of the car's sunroof without warning, a court heard.
Construction work has started on a giant food village, complete with its own market garden, mini dairy and micro-brewery, for what organisers predict will be the country's largest outdoor food festival.
USA: A rampaging, 22lb Oregon house cat with a "history of violence" attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home before being captured by police, authorities said.
Former Irish Nationwide chairman Michael Walsh wrote to the late minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, warning him against bank mergers as the financial crisis escalated, according to a letter obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
A 6ft shark from the Great White family has washed up on a Kerry beach. The female porbeagle shark was discovered by local photographer Bernard Fitzgerald at the weekend as he was walking on the Aughacasla beach in Castlegregory.
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health, Colette Bonner, has responded to assertions from the wind lobby that her review on the health effects of turbines was "extremely limited and incomplete".