Articles by Claire Toureille
On 28 November 1717, Blackbeard captured a slave vessel from French merchant and made it his flagship, renaming it Queen Anne's Revenge.
His wife was pregnant at the time of their wedding ceremony, she was older, he was a minor: Shakespeare's marriage was scandalous for his era, but would raise few eyebrows today.
Experts advise firm in charge of Fukushima nuclear power plant, damaged by a tsunami in 2011, to release about 1m tonnes of radioactive water into the Pacific.
Alfred Nobel patented dynamite on 25 November 1867. But the inventor of nitroglycerin, dynamite's main component, was far from pleased, and resented Nobel's invention and success.
Taiwanese researchers were initially baffled by the case of a normal 40-year-old man.
I am the Walrus was the third Beatles song to be banned by the BBC, because of direct references sex and underwear.
Construction workers discovered the massive concrete swastika at sports stadium in Hamburg.
The US president's campaign team has rolled out Yule-themed MAGA hats embroidered with lights. Trump announced his tax plan would be his "Christmas gift" to America
A graveyard is going on auction in Wales on 7 December. Plans to turn the abandoned burial site have been protested by locals for the last 20 years.
New research breaks down the number of endangered species concentrated in specific countries. Indonesia is the worst hiut, with 188 mammals classified as endangered.
A London chef served schoolgirls some bug burgers and dishes made with crickets to teach them about the nutritional values of insects and food sustainability.
The plural of "phoenix," "phoenices" as parents in Farmington, have just learned, sounds a lot like "penises." Problem? Farmington High picked the phoenix as its mascot.
Alexis Bortell, 12, has joined a lawsuit against the Federal Government. It seeks to get medical marijuana legalised on the federal level.
A therapist from northern England admitted being guilty to driving her car on a kerb while 3 times above the drink drive limit. She cried in court and pleaded not to be banned from driving.
Charlie Fry was surfing in New South Wales when a shark bit his shoulder. The 25 years old managed to escape by punching the animal in the face before driving off to the hospital.
The AIDS epidemic pushed the UK government to produce awareness campaigns on HIV, which led to an increase in condom sales. In 1987, the first TV ads for condoms aired.
Andy Sandness was "without a face" since he tried to take his own life in 2006. Lilly Ross agreed to donate her late husband's face to him so he could enjoy his life once again.
Animated movies legend Walt Disney passed on information to the FBI for more than 20 years in hunt for potential communist sympathisers in Hollywood.
Bram Stoker, author behind the world's most famous vampire Dracula, was born on 8 November 1847. Here are 6 facts and beliefs about the famed author's life
A former French political advisor recounts the first phone call between Francois Hollande and Trump - and it was a funny affair, at least for the French.