Vanilla is currently more expensive than silver.
The UK has fallen to the bottom of the G7 league table, with the joint worst growth of any advanced economy along with Italy.
Christie’s Hong Kong has broken the world record price for a handbag, with a diamond-encrusted Hermès Birkin number sold at auction for £293,000.
There are 689 million children in the world living in poverty, including half of the 217 million in India.
Two gay male vultures in Amsterdam have become parents after successfully hatching a spare egg given to them by zookeepers.
A New York gynaecologist has advised women not to put ground-up wasps’ nests into their vaginas.