Ice breaks during dog rescue bid

Footage has captured the rescue of a dog who ventured out on thin ice after being let off the leash. Swift Current Fire Department in Saskatchewan, Canada, came to the aid of the pet, and reunited it with its owner. Ice breaks during dog rescue bid

Brigitte Macron names France’s first baby panda

Brigitte Macron got a shock when she went to name the first panda born in France. The wife of the French president is also the panda’s “godmother”. In a speech, she later said France had been “proud and happy” to host the pandas from China and that the cub was a symbol of the countries’ […]

The ‘peace diamond’ of Sierra Leone

The government of Sierra Leone has auctioned a 709 carat rough diamond, named the ‘peace diamond’, which will benefit its people. Half of the proceeds from the sale of the diamond will go directly towards bringing clean water, electricity, schools, medical facilities, bridges and roads to the community where the stone was discovered. The ‘peace […]

Take Belfast ‘Troubles’ taxi tour

Since the Good Friday agreement was signed in 1998, marking the end of 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland, relationships between Catholics and Protestants have improved. But in some areas, peace walls are still in use to separate the two communities. These walls have now become an attraction for tourists visiting Belfast. Video by […]

What is a ‘supermoon’?

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Pontiac Silverdome stadium fails to implode near Detroit

The planned partial-demolition of the Pontiac Silverdome stadium near Detroit has failed. The stadium, once home to the Detroit Lions NFL team, has been empty for a decade. Its staged demolition was due to begin with an implosion on Sunday, but while footage showed plumes of smoke rising, the building remained standing. Local media quoted […]