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.
The growing row over future energy company profits was further inflamed today by the owner of British Gas.
Gatwick Airport will bring in up to 45 of its own staff to help with luggage handling to ensure there is no repeat of last weekend's delays.
Ukraine says military operations against Russian-backed separatists have been halted for one day in a 20-kilometre vicinity around the crash site
Kerem Ebu Zeyid, who was just 40-days-old, has been laid to rest in Gaza today on the same day Iraeli troops mourned the death of Staff Sergeant Guy Algranati who was killed yesterday.