Brazil measures lip size, hair texture and nose width

When the test scores came out, Lucas Siqueira, 27, was really excited. His high mark on the Foreign Service exam earned him a coveted position at Brazil’s highly competitive Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Siqueira considers himself to be mixed race, … Read the rest

Bushmeat back on the menu as Ebola subsides

As the deadly outbreak of Ebola has subsided, people in several west African countries are flocking to eat bushmeat again after restrictions were lifted on the consumption of wild animals.

Ivory Coast, which neighbours two of the three countries where … Read the rest

The pale race to be next UN Secretary-General

The race to be the next Secretary-General of the UN has only pale front-runners. The Secretary-General is chosen by the Security Council.

Antonio Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal and head of the UN refugee agency, has been the … Read the rest

Longest serving African dictator eats his enemies

The president of Equatorial Guinea may not be a household name – however those who have survived his brutal regime claim he is pure evil.

Teodoro Obiang Nguema, 74, has ruled over the country since 1979.

Known as “torturer-in-chief”, his … Read the rest

Hate crime investigated after paper calls Holocaust ‘inflated’

Police in Canada are investigating a possible hate crime after an article appeared in an Arabic-language community newspaper in London, Ontario, that said Jews inflated the number of Holocaust victims from between “100,000 and 600,000” to six million.

Beneath the … Read the rest