Israel dig unearths prehistoric ‘paradise’

Israel dig unearths prehistoric ‘paradise’

Image copyright Tel Aviv University Image caption Hundreds of flint hand axes were discovered Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a rare prehistoric site near Tel Aviv described as a “paradise” for hunter-gatherers living 500,000 years ago. The site, next to a busy motorway at Jaljulia, has revealed hundreds of flint axes and other artefacts. Experts say […]

Brazil drug lord accused of deadly jail riot seized

Brazil drug lord accused of deadly jail riot seized

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vieira is believed to be the Red Command leader in the state of Goias Police in Brazil have arrested a drug lord accused of ordering a deadly prison riot on New Year’s Day. Nine inmates were killed and 14 injured during the unrest at a prison in the central state […]

France Gall, French singer who shot to fame in 1960s, dies

France Gall, French singer who shot to fame in 1960s, dies

Image copyright AFP French singer France Gall, who rose to pop fame in the 1960s, has died at the age of 70 after suffering from cancer for two years. She was taken to hospital near Paris last month for a severe infection. Gall won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 representing Luxembourg with the song […]

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Young made his first space flight with Gemini 3 in 1965 US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. “Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer,” agency chief Robert Lightfoot said […]

Saudi princes arrested for holding anti-austerity protest

Saudi princes arrested for holding anti-austerity protest

Image copyright AFP Image caption The protest took place in the Saudi capital Riyadh, local media reported Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes for holding a protest at a royal palace in the capital Riyadh. The group were angered by the government’s decision to stop paying the water and energy bills of royals. Those involved […]

Trump: Tillerson ‘never questioned’ president’s mental health

Trump: Tillerson ‘never questioned’ president’s mental health

Media captionDozens queued for the midnight release of Fire and Fury US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has “never questioned” President Trump’s mental health after the author of controversial book said his staff saw him as a “child”. Michael Wolff says Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is based on about […]

Macron tells Erdogan: No chance of Turkey joining EU

Macron tells Erdogan: No chance of Turkey joining EU

Media captionErdogan clashes with a reporter over arms supplies to Syria French President Emmanuel Macron has told his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that there is no chance of progress towards Turkey joining the European Union at present. At a joint news conference in Paris, Mr Macron said there were differences over human rights since […]

US cold snap to bring record-breaking low temperatures

US cold snap to bring record-breaking low temperatures

Media captionRecord high tide floods coastal Massachusetts North America’s East Coast is shivering in a record-breaking freeze just a day after a deadly “bomb cyclone” dumped snow as far south as Florida. In parts of US and Canada, temperatures are expected to fall below -20F (-29C), said the National Weather Service. In Canada, high winds […]

Trump Bannon row: Book publication brought forward to Friday

Trump Bannon row: Book publication brought forward to Friday

Media captionPresident Trump faces questions about his relationship with former top aide Steve Bannon A book containing damaging allegations about the Trump administration is to be released early after lawyers tried to block publication, its author says. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff was due out on Tuesday but Mr […]

Iran protests: US brands Tehran’s accusations ‘nonsense’

Iran protests: US brands Tehran’s accusations ‘nonsense’

Media captionIran protests: Why people are taking to the streets The US has branded as “complete nonsense” Iran’s accusation that its enemies have been behind a wave of violent protests sweeping the country. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had made the accusation in his first comments on the protests. US envoy to the UN […]