Spitfire pilots return to Goodwood after round-the-world trip

Two British pilots have touched down on home soil, after flying around the world in a restored chrome Spitfire.Steve Brooks, 58, from Burford, Oxfordshire, and Matt Jones, 45, from Exeter, took four months to circumnavigate the globe in the first trip of its kind in a Spitfire.They stopped off in 100 locations, across 30 countries.The […]

Ryrkaypiy: Far-north Russian village overrun by polar bears

Image copyright WWF Image caption Conservationists counted 56 polar bears near Ryrkaypiy, including cubs More than 50 polar bears have descended on a village in Russia’s far north.All public activities in Ryrkaypiy, in Chukotka region, have been cancelled, and schools are being guarded to protect residents from the bears.Conservationists say climate change could be to […]

US charges Russian nationals over Evil Corp hacking attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One Russian national is accused of carrying out attacks on behalf of the Russian state US authorities have filed charges against two Russian nationals alleged to be running a global cyber theft operation named Evil Corp.An indictment named Maksim Yakubets and and Igor Turashev – both thought to be in […]

Hungry North Pole explorers Horn and Ousland near end of epic trek

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Norwegian research ship Lance is about two days’ trek from the explorers Two explorers are short of food and battling strong winds after trekking hundreds of miles at the North Pole, but they hope to reach safety soon.South African Mike Horn and Norwegian Boerge Ousland have covered about 1,800km […]

Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups to combat waste

Image copyright Air New Zealand Image caption Air New Zealand says the vanilla-flavoured coffee cups are “leak-proof” New Zealand’s national airline says it is trialling edible coffee cups in a bid to reduce the amount of waste on board its planes.The cups, by local company Twiice, are made from vanilla-flavoured biscotti – and are apparently […]

Iran developing nuclear-capable missiles, European powers warn UN

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iranian forces put a Shahab-3 missile on display in Tehran during Defence Week in September Three European powers have warned the UN that Iran is developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in violation of a Security Council resolution.A letter sent by the UK, France and Germany says Iran tested a Shahab-3 missile […]

Migrant children’s centre in Madrid ‘targeted in grenade attack’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are investigating the throwing of a grenade into the courtyard of a Madrid migrant centre, pictured here A bomb squad in Madrid has safely destroyed a grenade that police believe was thrown over the wall of a migrant centre for children.The grenade was found on Wednesday morning on […]

South Korea intelligence officers accused of raping defector from North

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 70% of North Korean defectors in South Korea are women Two South Korean intelligence officials have been accused of raping a North Korean defector, with one said to have abused her dozens of times.The alleged victim, who had been in the two men’s custody, was forced to […]