World War Two heroine 'Angel of Dieppe' dies at 103

World War Two heroine 'Angel of Dieppe' dies at 103

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sister Marie-Agnès Valois takes part in the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 2012 in France The “Angel of Dieppe” has died at age 103 – more than 75 years after she helped save the lives of many Canadian and British soldiers. Sister Agnès-Marie Valois became […]

Coachella: Beyonce's black pride symbolism explained

Coachella: Beyonce's black pride symbolism explained

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beyonce used black and yellow colours to reference Alpha Phi Alpha, the first black inter-college fraternity Beyonce finally headlined Coachella on Saturday – a year after delaying her appearance due to pregnancy. And she’s returning this weekend for the festival’s reprise. The first, career-spanning set, complete with a surprise […]

Liberia warlord jailed for 30 years in US

Liberia warlord jailed for 30 years in US

Image copyright Chase Walker/Civitas Maxima Image caption A sketch of “Jungle Jabbah”, whose conviction has been lauded as a milestone for global justice A Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for lying about his role in his country’s civil war. Mohammed Jabbateh was found […]

Trump-Russia 'collusion': Democrats file lawsuit

Trump-Russia 'collusion': Democrats file lawsuit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wikileaks published documents that US intelligence agencies said were stolen by Russian hackers The Democratic Party in the US is suing Russia, the Trump campaign and the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks for conspiring to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. Documents filed in court allege that the campaign “gleefully accepted Russia’s help” […]

Barbara Bush funeral: Donald Trump not attending 'out of respect'

Barbara Bush funeral: Donald Trump not attending 'out of respect'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former first lady Barbara Bush died on Wednesday US President Donald Trump will not attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday. The White House said Mr Trump was missing the event “to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family”. […]

Queen's artist paints portrait of last Canadian 'Dam Buster'

Queen's artist paints portrait of last Canadian 'Dam Buster'

Image copyright Submitted to BBC Image caption Artist Dan Llywelyn Hall was commissioned to paint portraits of all 133 fighters All 133 men who participated in the legendary “Dam Busters” air-raid on Germany in 1943 will be commemorated with a portrait exhibit in London. Only two of those men – Canadian Fred Sutherland and Briton […]

Trump targets Opec over high oil prices

Trump targets Opec over high oil prices

Image copyright AFP Donald Trump has criticised the Opec oil producers’ group, saying crude prices are “artificially very high”. In a tweet, the US President said this was “no good” and “would not be accepted”. Oil prices have been rising over the past few months and on Thursday hit their highest levels since November 2014. […]

Lois Riess: Woman who 'murdered victim and stole her identity' arrested

Lois Riess: Woman who 'murdered victim and stole her identity' arrested

Image copyright CBS Image caption Riess (left) allegedly befriended Hutchinson (right) before killing her and stealing her identity US police have arrested a woman suspected of killing first her husband and then a woman who looked like her in order to steal her identity. Lois Riess, 56, was captured at a southern Texas resort after […]