Indian papers ‘from 1966 jet crash’ found in Alps

Indian newspapers from 1966 have surfaced in the French Alps, under the ice of a melting Mont Blanc glacier. They are believed to be from an Air India plane that crashed on 24 January, 1966, killing all 117 people on…

Manhunt for gunman who disarmed four German police

German police backed by helicopters are hunting a homeless man in the Black Forest, who is reportedly armed with pistols and a bow and arrow. The manhunt was launched on Sunday in Oppenau, south-west Germany, about 25km (16 miles) from…

Government to decide on face masks in shops

Boris Johnson has said people in England “should be wearing” face masks or other coverings inside shops to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The prime minister said the government would decide in the next few days if “tools of…

Can Scotland close the border with England?

Imposing travel restrictions on people entering Scotland from the rest of the UK has not been ruled out by Nicola Sturgeon. But what do calls to “close the border” actually mean in practice, and what could the Scottish government do?…

Accused serial child molester dies in Indonesia

A French man accused of molesting hundreds of children in Indonesia has died in a suspected suicide, police say. Francois Camille Abello, 65, was found unresponsive in his cell at a detention centre in the capital, Jakarta, last Thursday, said…

China slaps sanctions on Rubio and Cruz

China has announced sanctions on top Republicans after the US imposed sanctions on Chinese officials for alleged human rights abuses against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province. Among those targeted are senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both outspoken critics of…

Disney heir among millionaires urging higher taxes

Some of the world’s richest people have urged governments to raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for measures aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic. A group of 83 millionaires called for “permanent” change in an open letter. “As…

BT: Impossible to ditch Huawei in under 10 years

BT’s chief has said it would be “impossible” to remove Huawei from the whole of the UK’s telecoms infrastructure before 2030. The government is expected to say that no new 5G equipment from the Chinese firm can be installed after…

Brother of Tottenham’s Serge Aurier shot dead

A younger brother of Tottenham player Serge Aurier has been shot dead in the French city of Toulouse, reportedly after attending a night club. Christopher Aurier died in hospital after emergency services found him shot in the stomach in an…

Elvis Presley’s grandson dies aged 27

Elvis Presley’s only grandson died on Sunday, his mother Lisa Marie Presley’s manager has confirmed. Benjamin Keough was 27, but manager Roger Widynowski gave no further details about his death. He said Lisa Marie, 52, was “heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond…