Rare Mozart portrait sold for €4m at Paris auction

Rare Mozart portrait sold for €4m at Paris auction

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The young Mozart was already famous when he sat for this portrait A rare portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart aged 13 has fetched €4m (£3.4m; $4.4m) at a Christie's auction in Paris - far more than had been expected.It shows the Austrian musical prodigy playing a harpsichord during a tour…
Greta Thunberg tells US politicians to try harder

Greta Thunberg tells US politicians to try harder

Image copyright Getty Images Greta Thunberg has told US politicians that they're not doing enough to combat climate change. "I know you are trying, but just not hard enough. Sorry," said the climate activist, who's inspired young people across the world to protest against the impact of global warming. She told the Senate climate task…
Freedom of movement ‘will end’ after Brexit

Freedom of movement ‘will end’ after Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images No 10 has said rules allowing EU nationals to live and work freely in the UK will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October. Theresa May's government had considered extending freedom of movement to 2021 or allowing EU citizens to stay in the UK for…
Indigenous Bolivians demand action over fires

Indigenous Bolivians demand action over fires

Image copyright Reuters About 200 Bolivians, most of them members of an indigenous group from the Chiquitanía region, are taking part in a protest march to demand more action be taken to stop fires that have ravaged their area. They are urging President Evo Morales to declare a national emergency, after blazes destroyed large areas…
Vegan parents of malnourished baby avoid jail

Vegan parents of malnourished baby avoid jail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple were sentenced on Thursday at the Downing Centre court An Australian couple who put their baby daughter on a strict vegan diet that left her severely malnourished have avoided serving a jail sentence. The couple in their 30s, who cannot be named, were sentenced to an 18-month…
Lighting kills runner near end of ultramarathon

Lighting kills runner near end of ultramarathon

Image copyright Facebook/Ashley Stanley Image caption Thirty-three-year-old Thomas Stanley was struck by lightning on Saturday A Kansas runner has died after being hit by lightning as he neared the finish line of a 31 mile (50km) ultramarathon.Thomas Stanley, 33, received first aid from runners and officials at the Elk City State Park race on Saturday,…
Oh deer! Stag stuck in flooded ruins rescued

Oh deer! Stag stuck in flooded ruins rescued

Video A group of cyclists in south-east Spain had to work together when they found a deer trapped in flooded ruins near Huescar.
US defence secretary asks Navy chief to resign

US defence secretary asks Navy chief to resign

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he and Trump did not have the same view of "discipline" US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has fired Navy chief Richard Spencer over his handling of the case of a Navy Seal demoted for misconduct.The case of Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with…
Five ‘hot mic’ moments that got leaders in trouble

Five ‘hot mic’ moments that got leaders in trouble

It's a golden rule of politics: always assume the microphone is on.But as many world leaders can testify, it's a rule that's often forgotten.'Hot mic' moments have heaped embarrassment on politicians across the globe, from America to Australia.Just this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was caught appearing to mock US President Donald Trump at…
US hospitals turn away patients as ransomware hits

US hospitals turn away patients as ransomware hits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Only the most critical new patients are currently being admitted to the three hospitals in Alabama Three US hospitals have been forced to temporarily close their doors to "all but the most critical new patients" following a ransomware outbreak."A criminal is limiting our ability to use our computer systems…