Deutsche Post is testing the possibility of using drones to deliver packages. A quadcopter drone was deployed from a pharmacy in Bonn, carrying a small package of medicine to Deutsche Post headquarters, as the group looks to expand its delivery options by using new technology.
A commuter train has collided with a vehicle in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. The collision killed at least five people, including three people who worked for the train company. Nearly 80 others have been injured, many suffering from burn injuries.
South Africans have held a national day of Prayer across the country for Nelson Mandela, who died on 5 December. Known as ‘Madiba’ or ‘Tata’, Mandela died at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. He was South Africa's first black president after being elected in 1994, having spent 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa.
Revellers in London have taken a step back in time for the fifth annual ‘Chaps and Chapettes Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball’. The Ball is a celebration of traditional English attire, etiquette and eccentricity, featuring musical tributes, dance classes, and swing music.
A powerful storm sweeping across northern and central Europe has claimed several lives in Poland and other countries. Storm Xaver has brought with it heavy snow and strong winds, uprooting trees and destroying houses.
Car bombs killed at least 30 in Iraq on Sunday, with attackers mainly targeting busy commercial streets in the capital Baghdad. Nearly 100 other people were wounded as violence in the country continues to rise. Reports say similar attacks have killed almost 8,000 in Iraq this year.