Annick Colette-Fremond is the fifth generation of her family to practise the art of ivory carving — and she may be the last of her line, due to new rules in France.She is one of just a handful of French ivory carvers left, plying a trade that conserva…

Simona Halep reached the Wuhan Open quarter-finals on Wednesday despite being knocked dizzy and forced to retire from a doubles match a day earlier.The Romanian world number five beat Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 before detailing the heavy blow from a b…

An unauthorised drone forced Dubai airport to halt air traffic for about half an hour on Wednesday in the second such incident in four months, the airport authority said.Airspace around the world’s busiest airport for international flights was closed b…

Deutsche Bank does not need state aid, the chief executive of Germany’s biggest lender said in a newspaper interview Wednesday, seeking to quash rumours that have hammered its share price.State aid “is not on the table”, John Cryan told Germany’s bigge…

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday aged 93, was the last survivor of the three men awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Oslo accords.The agreements, signed in the early 1990s, were meant to create a “lasting and comprehensive…

Thailand is testing three babies and an unborn child with microcephaly whose mothers are infected with Zika to see if the infants’ condition is linked to the virus, the Public Health Ministry says.Zika causes only mild symptoms in most, including fever…