Image copyright                  Royal Library/Moesgaard Museum                  Image caption                                      Bishop Jens Bircherod and the faeces identified as his                                A lump of faeces stored in the back of a Danish museum has been traced back a bishop who lived in the city of Aalborg at the end of the 17th Centu

Image copyright Royal Library/Moesgaard Museum Image caption Bishop Jens Bircherod and the faeces identified as his A lump of faeces stored in the back of a Danish museum has been traced back a bishop who lived in the city of Aalborg at the end of the 17th Centu

Image copyright                  David Bornfriend                                                                          Image caption                                      Moonlight only took 25 days to film and is now a frontrunner for Hollywood awards                                It's been hailed by critics as diverse film-making at its best, but the

Image copyright David Bornfriend Image caption Moonlight only took 25 days to film and is now a frontrunner for Hollywood awards It's been hailed by critics as diverse film-making at its best, but the

Image copyright                  AP                  Image caption                                      The fires are spreading rapidly because of high winds, with gusts of 74mph recorded                                Mandatory evacuations are under way in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after wildfires set many houses and a hotel ablaze. The fires also threatened Dolly

Image copyright AP Image caption The fires are spreading rapidly because of high winds, with gusts of 74mph recorded Mandatory evacuations are under way in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after wildfires set many houses and a hotel ablaze. The fires also threatened Dolly

Image copyright                  Getty Images                  Image caption                     The article was prompted by the visit to Russia of motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, who has no arms or legs   A leading Russian journalist has faced a public backlash to an opinion piece in which he appeared, to many readers, to put forward the view that disabled people should not have children and would ideally “die straight away”. But the article

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The article was prompted by the visit to Russia of motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, who has no arms or legs A leading Russian journalist has faced a public backlash to an opinion piece in which he appeared, to many readers, to put forward the view that disabled people should not have children and would ideally “die straight away”. But the article

Image copyright                  Reuters                                                                          Image caption                                      The Queen leaving the service at Sandringham in 2015                                The Queen will not attend church on Christmas Day because she is still suffering from a heavy cold, Buckingham Pala

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Queen leaving the service at Sandringham in 2015 The Queen will not attend church on Christmas Day because she is still suffering from a heavy cold, Buckingham Pala

Image copyright                  Getty Images                  Image caption                                      Sasha Obama is said to have posted a Snapchat message expressing her boredom                                President Barack Obama has disclosed that his youngest daughter recently mocked him on Snapchat. The US leader said Sasha had recorded him dis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sasha Obama is said to have posted a Snapchat message expressing her boredom President Barack Obama has disclosed that his youngest daughter recently mocked him on Snapchat. The US leader said Sasha had recorded him dis

Image copyright                  Getty Images                  Image caption                     Reddit’s ‘warrant canary’ has disappeared   Online community Reddit has dropped its “warrant canary” from its latest transparency report. A warrant canary is a statement declaring that a website has not received any classified data requests from government or law enforcement. It is named after the early-warning birds which were sent

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reddit’s ‘warrant canary’ has disappeared Online community Reddit has dropped its “warrant canary” from its latest transparency report. A warrant canary is a statement declaring that a website has not received any classified data requests from government or law enforcement. It is named after the early-warning birds which were sent

Image copyright                  Science Photo Library                  Image caption                     The school has since changed its position so that the boys will no longer shake the hands of any of their teachers   A Swiss secondary school has caused uproar by allowing two Muslim boys not to shake the hand of women teachers – a common greeting in Swiss schools. The boys had told the school in the small, northern town of Therwil it was against

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The school has since changed its position so that the boys will no longer shake the hands of any of their teachers A Swiss secondary school has caused uproar by allowing two Muslim boys not to shake the hand of women teachers – a common greeting in Swiss schools. The boys had told the school in the small, northern town of Therwil it was against

Image copyright                  AP Image caption                                      Aid groups have not been able to deliver food or medicine for weeks                                Shortly before dusk, the sky blushes to an ominous, brick red hue.  Soon, a dust storm obscures even the small children huddling at the entrance to a neighbour's tent.  "God, please, you can't even see the people," mutters a Syrian woman as

Image copyright AP Image caption Aid groups have not been able to deliver food or medicine for weeks Shortly before dusk, the sky blushes to an ominous, brick red hue. Soon, a dust storm obscures even the small children huddling at the entrance to a neighbour's tent. "God, please, you can't even see the people," mutters a Syrian woman as

Image copyright                  Carlos Cortes                  Image caption                                      Jake has no idea he is an internet sensation                                A chubby-cheeked little boy whose serious expression turned him into a meme could end up educating an entire village. Jake has become one of the most famous schoolchildren i

Image copyright Carlos Cortes Image caption Jake has no idea he is an internet sensation A chubby-cheeked little boy whose serious expression turned him into a meme could end up educating an entire village. Jake has become one of the most famous schoolchildren i

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