The US is now one of only three UN countries (the other two are Syria and Nicaragua) not to agree to the Paris accord. Even North Korea is a signatory.
At 21.5%, the UK’s spending on social welfare as a percentage of its overall budget is only the 16th highest in Europe: France is top with 31.5%.
In 2015-16, Britain’s North Sea oil industry made just £35 million, down from £2 billion in 2014-15.
An estimated 20 million people are at risk of starving to death in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria in the worst famine since World War Two.
After nine years planning, a Danish company is to stage the world’s first underwater concert in Glasgow this summer.
A judge in India has told reporters that peacocks are too holy to breed naturally and reproduce by means of females swallowing the peacocks’ tears.