Sick US teacher has to pay for substitute

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Parents at the Glen Park school were outraged over the situation A San Francisco teacher on extended sick leave due to breast cancer has had to pay for her…

US conspiracy theory shuts school festival

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Supporters displaying QAnon posters appeared at Trump rallies last summer A California school fundraiser has been cancelled after conspiracy theorists spread the claim it was the target of a…

US talk-show host settles joke-theft suit

Image copyright Don Arnold/Getty Image caption Conan O'Brien was accused of stealing multiple jokes for his talk show US comedian Conan O'Brien says he has settled with a San Diego man who accused him and…

Rihanna makes history with new label

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rihanna will become the first woman of colour to head a brand under the group Singer Rihanna is to launch a fashion label with French luxury goods group Mo√ęt Hennessy…

Dozens feared dead as migrant boat capsizes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A UN report says six migrants died every day in 2018 trying to cross the Mediterranean (file image) Dozens of migrants are thought to have died after their boat capsized…

Endangered kakapo parrot gets brain surgery

Image copyright David Wiltshire/Massey University Image caption Kakapos - the world's fattest species of parrot - are flightless and nocturnal Vets in New Zealand have performed life-saving brain surgery on a critically endangered kakapo parrot…

Tributes paid after comic Starr dies

Image copyright PA Tributes have been paid to comedian Freddie Starr who has died aged 76. The Merseyside-born comic, singer, impressionist and actor was found dead in his home in the Costa Del Sol region…

Hostages freed by French in Burkina Faso

Image copyright AFP Image caption Frenchmen Laurent Lassimouillas (L) and Patrick Picque were among four captives freed Four foreign hostages have been freed by French forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso, the…