British man Russ Cook runs across Africa in 352 days

British endurance athlete Russ Cook known as the “Hardest Geezer” has completed an epic journey, running over 16,000 kilometres (10,000 miles) across 16 countries in just 352 days. The 27-year-old from southern England reached the finish line on April 7 on a picturesque beach sand beside the Mediterranean in northern Tunisia, where dozens of supporters […]

Tensions rise as Botswana president pledges to ship 20,000 elephants to Germany

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi has threatened to ship 20,000 elephants to Germany amid a growing political spat. The drama unfolded after Germany’s environment ministry proposed tighter restrictions on importing hunting trophies earlier this year, citing poaching worries. But Masisi hit back, arguing that such curbs would hit Botswana’s economy and its people hard. In an […]

Titanic door sells for titanic price: Iconic prop fetches over $700,000 at auction

The infamous door from the 1997 Hollywood hit Titanic made waves, selling for a mind-boggling $718,750 at an auction.   This isn’t just any door, it’s the one that bore witness to Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack, making the ultimate sacrifice in the icy North Atlantic, while Kate Winslet’s character, Rose, clung to life atop it. […]

‘Britain’s Schindler’: The man who saved 669 children from the Nazis

The incredible story of how Nicholas Winton – who was later dubbed “Britain’s Schindler” – saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust, is being told in a new film. Exclusive BBC clips show the moment when Winton met some of the children he rescued. In February 1988, Vera Gissing sat with tears in her eyes […]

Man finds ‘England’s largest’ gold nugget, despite metal detector failing

A treasure hunter struggling with faulty equipment has unearthed a gold nugget believed to be the largest ever found in England. Richard Brock discovered the gold nugget, weighing 64.8 grams (2.3 ounces), in the country’s Shropshire Hills near the border with Wales, auction house Mullock Jones said Thursday. The nugget is around the size of […]

‘Remarkable’ Roman villa discovered under housing development

Archaeologists have unearthed a “remarkable” Roman villa complex on a housing development site in a small English village. The complex was decorated with painted plaster, mosaics and there was a collection of tiny, tightly-coiled lead scrolls suggesting some sort of ritual or pilgrimage might have taken place there, according to a press release. The villa in Grove would have […]

Marilyn Monroe auction: Man buys crypt near film star’s for $195,000

A burial crypt close to the final resting place of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe has sold for $195,000 (£154,443) at auction. Beverley Hills tech investor Anthony Jabin said he had “always dreamt” of being next to Monroe. The space is also close to the crypt of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who bought the vault next […]

Nine iconic sites in Paris where Olympic events will be held

Many Olympic events will take place at the city’s most legendary venues. Here’s how to see the Games – with or without a ticket – near some of Paris’ world-famous monuments. Remarkable sporting achievements and heroism aside, this summer’s Olympics in Paris will shine light on a plethora of historical landmarks. Over the course of four weeks […]