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Shares in Grenfell cladding maker sink

Image copyright Arconic Shares in the company that made the cladding used on Grenfell Tower have fallen sharply in New York. Arconic, formerly known as Alcoa, fell more than 7% to $23.76 after the firm said it would stop selling Reynobond PE cladding for use in high-rises. A fire on 14 June killed dozens of […]

Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert

De Boer excited to ‘spend money’ at Palace

De Boer spoke to former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal before taking the Palace job Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money” after becoming Crystal Palace boss. The 47-year-old Dutchman, who has signed a three-year deal, succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace […]

Lantau: Exploring Hong Kong’s greenest island

Lantau: Exploring Hong Kong’s greenest island

Shopping in Barcelona: A fashion stylist’s guide

Shopping in Barcelona: A fashion stylist’s guide

Al-Qaeda: Kidnapped Swede Johan Gustafsson freed after six years

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Johan Gustafsson is said to be “happy” and “overwhelmed” following his release Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says. Mr Gustafsson, 42, is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement […]

South Africa prisoners entertained by ‘strippers’

Image copyright Durban Crime n All Image caption These pictures emerged on social media over the weekend Inmates at a South African prison known as Sun City were treated to “strippers” as part of an official event. Pictures circulating on social media show two scantily-clad women in thigh-high boots pressing themselves up against orange suited […]

Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day

Image copyright Victor Wanyama/Instagram Image caption Wanyama posted a photo on his Instagram account and thanked Tanzanians Tottenham and Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama was honoured in Tanzania on Saturday by having a street named after him in Dar es Salaam. But the gesture looks to have been short-lived as local websites showed a picture of […]

South Africa moves ‘coffin’ assault case to high court

Image caption Theo Martins Jackson (L) and Willem Oosthuizen (R) have been in custody since November The trial of two white farmers accused of forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him alive has been moved to a high court. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins […]

Egypt’s president ratifies islands deal with Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tiran (foreground) and Sanafir (background) are uninhabited save for peacekeepers and troops Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a controversial treaty that transfers two largely uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The deal to hand over Tiran and Sanafir was agreed during a visit to Egypt by Saudi […]

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