Philippe de Rothschild house produces the Mouton Cadet claret, a standard bearer in the world of Bordeaux wine

Philippine de Rotschild dies aged-80

14.24 The grande dame of Bordeaux wine Philippine de Rothschild and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80.

George Pell was handpicked by Pope Francis to be head of a new Vatican finance ministry

Top Vatican figure in row over abuse comments

22 Aug Australia's leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, has come under fire after drawing an analogy between the church's response to child abuse and a trucking company.

Navi Pillay suggested the Security Council come up with possible new responses to rights violations

UN rebuked over Security Council failures

22 Aug Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay has rebuked the Security Council for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of grave breaches of global peace and security.

An additional 51,953 killings that were reported lacked sufficient information and were excluded from the analysis

Death toll in Syria war at least 191,369 - UN

22 Aug At least 191,369 people have been killed in Syria's conflict up to April, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an under-estimate, the United Nations human rights office has said.

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