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This Day in History: 20 January, 1987

The Margo commission into the plane crash that claimed the life of Mozambique president Samora Machel, started on January 20, 1987.

Mexico extradites drug kingpin El Chapo to America

Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a US court on Friday, after the Mexican government extradited him to America.

Beyond the China Ivory Ban

The recent announcement by the central government of China to ban all domestic ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017 offers a glimmer of real optimism in the fight against elephant poaching.

Paul McCartney sues for copyright

Paul McCartney is suing for the copyright to the Beatles' back catalogue.

Brazillian superstar burned to death

Brazilian singer Loalwa Braz's body was found in a burned car outside Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Mastercard facing UK class-action suit worth billions

Mastercard is facing a class action lawsuit in the UK worth billions. If it goes to trial, it will be the biggest lawsuit of its kind in the UK.

Behind the scenes footage of 'A Dog's Purpose' causes outrage

American Humane has opened an investigation into a video that shows behind the scenes footage of the production of 'A Dog's Purpose'.

30 firefighters killed in iconic Tehran high-rise collapse

More than 30 firefighters were injured on Thursday, when the blazing Plasco building in Tehran collapsed.

Many feared dead after avalanche hits Italian ski resort

Many people are feared dead, after an avalanche hit a hotel in Italy on Wednesday.

Chinese taking extraordinary steps to join the fight to save the elephants

China has traditionally been viewed as the villain in the elephant poaching crisis in Africa, being the world's biggest end-market for poached ivory, but it is taking moves to change its image.

War looming in West Africa

Nigeria has dispatched a warship to The Gambia, in an attempt to force president Jammeh to step down after losing the elections in December.
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