Two Tunisian women swim at a beach near Tunis, one wearing a burkini

Burkini creator says bans good for sales

23 Aug Burkini bans in France have boosted sales and interest in the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit, particularly from non-Muslim women, the Australian credited with creating the design said.

Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Pope in silent tribute to Holocaust victims

29 Jul Pope Francis has prayed silently in tribute to 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, who died in the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II.

Pope Francis praised the 'contagious power of a genuine faith'

Pope unhurt after fall during mass in Poland

28 Jul Pope Francis was unhurt after he stumbled down a step on an altar while celebrating mass in the Polish city of Czeztochowa, but quickly got back to his feet and was able to continue.