Aged cheeses might have an appeal but a 3,200-year-old sample of the popular dairy product found in Egypt may be just a little too old — and diseased — for even the most dedicated cheese connoisseurs.Add your comment!
The identity of a British woman who miraculously survived 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea after falling from a cruise ship has been revealed. Kay Longstaff, 46, fell into the sea from the Norwegian Star. Passengers claim Ms Longstaff returned to deck after a night of drinking to retrieve her passport and handbag, before tumbling overboard.Add your comment!
Ten British ships sunk during the Second World War and designated as war graves have been plundered for scrap metal by Chinese pirates, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found. They include HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Exeter which was involved in the River Plate battle against the Graf Spee, closely operating from the Falkland Islands.Add your comment!
Kofi Annan, the only black African to become UN secretary-general, has died. The 80-year-old passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness, the foundation named after him said. His home country, Ghana, has declared a week of national mourning. Condolence messages have been pouring from all the world and international figures.Add your comment!
The world's first offshore dairy farm opens in the Port of Rotterdam this year, with the aim of helping the city produce more of its own food sustainably. A Dutch property company, Beladon, is launching the world's first floating farm in a city port.2 comments
The United Nations Human Rights Committee, a panel of independent experts, on Friday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights as a presidential candidate.10 comments
Brazil will likely step down to become the world's second-largest sugar producer on low global sugar prices and higher profitability and strong demand for ethanol, according to a report by Brazilian consulting company JOB Economia e Planejamento.Add your comment!
Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a censored search engine in China. They said the project raised urgent moral and ethical questions and urged the firm to be more transparent.1 comment
The dollar stepped back from 13-1/2-month highs against other major currencies on Friday as talks next week between China and the United States offered some hope that the world’s two largest economies will find a way to head off a full-blown trade war.4 comments
Pope Francis is on the side of victims of more than 300 predator priests in the US accused of abusing children in one state, the Vatican says. In a statement, it said the Church wanted to listen to the victims to root out this tragic horror.2 comments