German icebreaker begins year-long Arctic drift

Image copyright Esther Horvath Image caption RV Polarstern (left), aided by the Russian icebreaker Akademik Fedorov, has found the right floe German Research Vessel Polarstern has found a location to begin its year-long drift in…

US man shoots son-in-law in birthday surprise

Image copyright Facebook/ Chris Bergan Image caption Christopher Bergan lived in Norway with Mr Dennis' daughter A US man who shot dead his son-in-law as he jumped out of bushes to wish him happy birthday…

Abbey Road returns to number one 50 years…

Image copyright Apple Corps Image caption Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister and Sir Alf Ramsey was the England football manager last time Abbey Road was number one. The Beatles' Abbey Road has returned to…

Prince Harry to sue Sun and Mirror

Image copyright Getty Images The Duke of Sussex has begun legal action against the owners of the Sun, the defunct News of the World, and the Daily Mirror, in relation to alleged phone-hacking. Documents have…

Could this American be Canadas next PM?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Scheer celebrates after winning the leadership From UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to US Senator Ted Cruz, politicians have landed in hot water for having dual citizenship. Now, a…

How a hug sparked debate on race and…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrandt Jean embraces his brother's killer in courtA striking display of compassion from the brother of a murder victim to his killer was, to some, a heart-wrenching…

Pioneering actress Diahann Carroll dies aged 84

Image copyright Getty Images Actress and singer Diahann Carroll has died at the age of 84, her publicist has confirmed. She became the first black woman to win the Tony Award for best actress in…

Terror inquiry launched into Paris police attack

Image copyright EPA Anti-terror investigators have taken over the inquiry into the killing of four police employees by a colleague in Paris on Thursday, reports say. A 45-year-old IT specialist killed three police officers and…