Alexandra Damien, 33, is to serve six months in prison for fraud and perjury. She was found to have pocketed up to 20,000 euros ($23,180; £17,552) from funds set up for victims in the aftermath of the attacks.
Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered an inscription they say may show that the history books have been wrong for centuries. Historians have long believed that Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 AD, destroying the nearby Roman city of Pompeii.
The mosasaurs recently took a star turn in the Jurassic World movie, showing off the Hollywood version of their fearsome jaws. Now an "ugly duckling" from 85 million years ago is shedding new light on the giant marine reptiles that lived at the time of Tyrannosaurus rex...
Rembrandt's masterpiece The Night Watch is to stay on public display as part of the Rijksmuseum's biggest restoration project in its history. The Amsterdam museum says throughout the process the 1642 work will be encased in a "state-of-the-art clear glass chamber" on the museum floor...
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had a sexual relationship Mr Trump in 2006. She filed the case after the president tweeted that she had invented a story about being threatened for speaking out about the alleged affair.
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had revealed the disease's return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009...
Claire Busby, of Maidenhead, Berkshire, suffered spinal injuries when she fell from the super king-size double divan as she shifted her position. The 46-year-old is taking legal action against Berkshire Bed Company, trading as Beds Are Uzzz, saying the bed was in a "defective state"...
On 11 September 2001, four passenger planes were hijacked by radical Islamist terrorists - almost 3,000 people were killed as the aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.
Germany will on Monday deport an accomplice of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks on the United States, Moroccan native Mounir al-Motassadek. Motassadek has spent almost 15 years in prison for his part in the deaths of passengers aboard the highjacked aeroplanes used in the attacks.
Lying back on his hospital bed, Brian Madeux gives a tense smile as he’s hooked up to an intravenous drip. Inside the bag of liquid above his head are billions of tiny fragments of DNA designed to be inserted into his genome, the biological instruction manual found in every cell of the body.
Residents say that if you stare into the eyes of the Užupis Mermaid as you cross the bridge into the tiny, self-declared Republic of Užupis from the surrounding Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, you’ll never want to leave.
Facebook’s data breach was smaller than first feared, the network has now said, but for those most seriously affected losses are vast and highly personal. Its estimate has been revised down from 50 million users to 29 million.
• A blackout occurs when the brain is temporarily unable to record memories. It can be induced by drinking, because alcohol disrupts the activity of the hippocampus, inhibiting its ability to create long-term memories.
The list of diseases humankind has managed to defeat is impressive – polio, typhoid, measles, tetanus, yellow fever, smallpox, diphtheria and chicken pox have been almost completely eliminated in many parts of the world.
Whether you’re worried about pollution or stress, you may wonder if leaving your town or city for the countryside may boost not only your happiness, but your health. But evidence-based research that can help us identify the healthiest environments to live is surprisingly scant.
As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. Simply due to the fact that I am male, I can be expected to die around three years earlier than a woman born on the same day.