Islamists destroy ancient artefacts of Timbuktu
An ancient and legendary city on the fringes of the Sahara has been captured by hardline Islamists. Now, the sacred tombs of Timbuktu are being destroyed. For locals, it is the end of the world.
Tragic polar expedition remembered 100 years on
Robert Falcon Scott raced through icy blizzards to reach the South Pole – only to discover he had been beaten to it. Three months later, he was dead. But why does his legend live on?