Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced

Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced

Image copyright David Stanley Image caption The artworks depict everyday scenes from thousands of years ago Ancient cave paintings at a world heritage site in the Sahara desert have been defaced with graffiti, Chad’s minister of culture has told the BBC. The graffiti drawn on the paintings, which are about 8,000 years old, was “a […]

Mohammed Anas: Ghana’s viral footballer denies having girlfriend

Media captionThe Ghanaian striker accidentally thanks his wife “and girlfriend” A footballer whose post-match interview went viral after he thanked his wife and girlfriend has denied being unfaithful. Ghanaian Mohammed Anas, of South Africa’s Free State Stars, told the BBC he was referring to his daughter. “My family knows that I call my daughter my […]

France election: Leading candidates spar in TV debate

France election: Leading candidates spar in TV debate

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Francois Fillon, Emanuel Macron, Benoit Hamon, Jean-Luc Melenchon and Marine Le Pen before the debate The five leading candidates in the French election are appearing in the first TV debate of its kind. They have been clashing over policing, the age of criminal responsibility and immigration. Recent polls show Marine […]

Merkel tells Turkey’s Erdogan to stop Nazi taunts

Merkel tells Turkey’s Erdogan to stop Nazi taunts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel said Germany would “take all necessary measures” over Nazi taunts German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Turkey’s president that comparing German officials to Nazis must stop, “no ifs, no buts”. Mrs Merkel said if Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues, more campaign events by Turkish politicians may be banned. […]

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Happy Norwegian fans at an international football game in 2009 Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report – toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy the people are, and why. Denmark, […]

Orly airport attack: CCTV shows moment soldier grabbed

Footage from Paris’ Orly Airport reveals the moment a man attacked a female soldier on Saturday, before being shot dead minutes later. The attacker, 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem, is seen carrying a green shopping bag, which he suddenly drops and grabs the soldier. He wrestles for her gun before dragging her away, followed by two […]

Theresa May tells Vogue about ‘gentleman’ Donald Trump

Theresa May tells Vogue about ‘gentleman’ Donald Trump

Image copyright Annie Leibovitz/Vogue Theresa May insists Donald Trump was “being a gentleman” when he held her hand during her US visit shortly after he became 45th president. In an interview with the style magazine American Vogue, she says: “We were about to walk down a ramp, and he said it might be a bit […]

US billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

US billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

Image copyright AP Image caption David Rockefeller was the youngest of five sons of John D Rockefeller Jr Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller has died in his sleep at his home in Poncantico Hills, New York, a spokesman said. He was 101 years old. Mr Rockefeller, the last of his generation in the famed American family, […]