Advocates of criminal justice reform (just about everybody these days) are understandably pleased that the ultimate penalty of death is dying out, so to speak, with Colorado this year joining the list of states that…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Royal pythons originate in West and Central Africa and are popular pets A one metre (3ft) long snake has escaped in the French city of Rennes, terrifying local residents.…

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Close to 20,000 new cases are being recorded daily in the WHO's European region Europe has seen an increase in weekly cases of Covid-19 for the first time in…

Image copyright AFP Image caption The largest-ever Ebola vaccine campaign was a key factor in containing its spread The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has officially been declared over, almost…

Image copyright Getty Images Unilever will rename Fair & Lovely, a skin-lightening cream which has been criticised for promoting negative stereotypes around dark skin tones.It will also remove references to "whitening" or "lightening" on the…

Image copyright NurPhoto/Getty Images Scandal-hit payments firm Wirecard has filed for insolvency, causing its shares to dive almost 80%.It comes after the German firm last week disclosed a €1.9bn (£1.7bn) hole in its accounts.Former boss…