Tuesday 24 May 2016
 
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Professor Jolie

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie will join the London School of Economics (LSE) as a visiting professor on a new masters course on women, peace and security, the school announced. The course, which starts next year, is the first of its kind globally and will be run by the LSE Centre for Women,

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Stop this trade!

Indonesia government officials burn confiscated consumer goods made from endangered animals at the Aceh Forestry Ministry Office in Band Aceh, Indonesia, on May 23. The illegal items were confiscated from wild animal poachers and illegal wild animal traders in Aceh as Indonesia's government

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Scrapyard blaze

A massive blaze broke out at a scrapyard in south Alba in Riffa, Bahrain, yesterday (May 21). A total of 20 civil defence vehicles and more than 60 firefighters worked to put out the fire. A senior police official said there were no injuries reported, adding that an investigation is underway to

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Black beauty at Cannes

Belgian actress Virginie Efira arrives for the screening of 'Elle' during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, on May 21. The movie is presented in the Official Competition of the festival which concludes tomorrow (May 22).

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Ready for Blue Strike

Thai soldiers perform the martial art 'Muay Thai' during the opening ceremony of the Blue Strike 2016 joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, on May 21. Thailand and China hold joint 'Blue Strike' military exercises, naval exerci

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Spreading colours of love

Revellers take part in the 'Festival of Colors' in Warsaw, Poland, on May 21. The event refers to the tradition Hindu festival  of Holi celebrated across India on the occasion of the arrival of spring. It takes place on the approach of vernal equinox, in the month of Phalguna (Febr

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2km-long pizza

Neapolitan pizza makers walk after attempting to break the world record for the longest pizza ever made, by making a two kilometre margherita (16-inch wide) pizza along the city waterfront, in Naples, Italy, May 18. EPA/Cesare Abbate

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Flight anxiety

Relatives of missing EgyptAir flight MS804 passengers are seen at Cairo Airport, in Cairo, Egypt, on May 19. The EgyptAir Airbus A320 Paris -Cairo flight disappeared off radar some 10 miles (16km) after entering Egypt's airspace. The plane was carrying 69 people on board.  -EPA

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Art space

Interior view of the newly renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in San Francisco, California on May 17. The museum opened to the public on May 14 after being closed for three years during renovation. EPA/John G Mabanglo  

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Piloted driving

A journalist sits on the drivers seat of an Audi during a piloted test driving on a closed part of the motorway A9 near Ingolstadt, Germany. Behind the windscreen, a red light signals the driver to take over control of the car soon. During the so-called piloted driving, the car takes over full

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