Wildfires blaze in London during record heatwave

As England bakes under record-breaking heat, a surge in wildfires has led the London Fire Brigade to declare the blazes a “major incident” in the nation’s capital, where temperatures recently exceeded 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) for the very first time. Burnt ash and smoke filled London’s air as 350 firefighters battled numerous fires […]

Tutankhamun sold at auction for £4.7m despite Egypt protests

The ‘rare and beautiful’ 3,000-year-old sculpture goes under the hammer in defiance of claims it was stolen A brown quartzite head of young king Tutankhamun has sold at auction in London for more than £4.7m despite Egyptian demands for its return. The more than 3,000-year-old sculpture, displayed at Christie’s London auction house, shows the boy king […]