Mounay ben Sultan - Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix (1832)

Venezuela to swap highest denomination banknotes for coins


Venezuela announces it will replace the 100-bolivar bill with coins to tackle smuggling gangs.

Märkischer See am Abend - Lesser Ury (Ca.1900)

Istanbul stadium attacks: Turkey points finger at PKK


Turkey points the finger at Kurdish militants after bombers kill 38 outside a stadium in Istanbul.

Barques de pêche à Boulogne-sur-Mer - Theo Van Rysselberghe (1900)

Nobel Peace Prize: Santos calls for ‘rethink’ of war on drugs


Colombia's president receives the Nobel Peace Prize and calls for a “rethink” on the war on drugs.

Sonnenaufgang vom Wendelstein - Emil Orlik (1917)

Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk


Japan launches a cargo ship carrying a space junk collector designed to gather debris in space.

Helen on Waialua Beach, Oahu - D. Howard Hitchcock (1917)

Giraffes facing ‘silent extinction’ as population plunges


A dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.

Parforcejäger in einer Wirtshausgesellschaft - Albert Müller-Lingke (ca.1926)

Donald Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year


US President-elect Donald Trump is named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016.

The Large Pine - Paul Cézanne (ca.1890 1896)

Mexican party invitation goes viral, attracting 1.2 million


More than a million people say they will attend a Mexican girl's party after the invitation goes viral.

Tulipes perroquet, fond bibliothèque - Félix Vallotton (1920)

Pablo Escobar’s hired killer ‘robbed in Colombia’


A hired killer for late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar says he was robbed in Medellin.

Composition A - Piet Mondrian (1920)

Angela Merkel endorses burka ban ‘wherever legally possible’


The chancellor says the full-face veil should be prohibited across Germany where legally possible.

Stilleben, Krug und Früchte - Paul Cézanne (1893-1894)

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in surprise resignation


After eight years in the role John Key is to resign as New Zealand prime minister for family reasons.