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How to get around Paddington closure

Commuters and holidaymakers face disruption this morning as Paddington station has been closed after damage to overhead wires.

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Factbox: Russian military cooperation deals with African countries

Russia has signed at least 19 military cooperation deals with governments in sub-Saharan Africa since 2014, when it came under Western sanctions for annexing Crimea and stepped up efforts to diversify its economic and diplomatic partnerships.

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How Russia moved into Central Africa

When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead.

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12 killed in fresh Mali violence

At least 11 people were shot dead in restive central Mali by unidentified gunmen, while a blast killed one person and injured two, sources say.

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The World’s Longest Thank You Note

When Lord Viscount Morpeth retired from his position as Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1841, the people of Ireland gave him a thank you note for his services. They pasted together thousands of pages, totaling 420-meters in length and signed by an estimate...

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Preserving Ancient Flavors of Mexico

Mexico's Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonization, Zapotecan civilization was a thriving epicenter of food, culture and tradition. Today, chef Abigail Mendoza is on a mission to keep those traditions alive...

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