Yemen: death toll from Saudi-led airstrike on prisons rises to 58

Security chief says most of those killed were inmates, but Saudi-led coalition says building was command centre for rebel Houthis The number dead from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison complex in western Yemen has risen to 58, security officials have said. Abdel-Rahman al-Mansab, a security chief of the district of al-Zaydiya in the […]

From teddy bears to bombs: the IEDs of Isis in pictures

In the town of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan the peshmerga have created a display of defused improvised explosive devices, collected from former Islamic State strongholds, to raise awareness of the dangers they pose Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/oct/29/ied-isis-islamic-state-iraqi-kurdistan-peshmerga Diggy

World’s wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans – in pictures

Global wildlife populations will decline by 67% by 2020 unless urgent action is taken, warns the biennial Living Planet report. From elephants to eels, here are some of the wildlife populations most affected by human activity Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2016/oct/27/worlds-wildlife-being-pushed-to-the-edge-by-humans-in-pictures Diggy

Microsoft unveils Surface Studio in bid for creative professionals

The $3,000 computer is marketed to professionals as Microsoft shifts focus to technology that enables profound creation Microsoft is getting artsy. The tech giant unveiled tools for artists and designers on Tuesday in Manhattan, including a smartphone app that allows users to scan 3D images of everyday objects and move them around in virtual or […]

Pete Burns a life in pictures

Pete Burns of Dead Alive, who has died aged 57, was one of pops great characters and the maker of one undeniable classic Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/gallery/2016/oct/24/pete-burns-a-life-in-pictures Diggy

Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare’s co-writers

Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academics The long-held suggestion that Christopher Marlowe was William Shakespeare is now widely dismissed, along with other authorship theories. But Marlowe is enjoying the next best thing taking centre […]