Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
One of the Tories’ biggest donors and a major contributor to the Scottish “No” campaign runs a vast oil-trading company which has potentially avoided UK corporate taxes on billions of pounds of profit with the blessing of the tax man.
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in the Scottish city features condemnation of imperialism as 6,500 athletes from 71 countries gather
The bodies of around 200 international victims of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy will be flown from Kharkiv to Eindhoven to carry out a torturous identification process which could take months.