NSA spied on French presidents, girl suicide bombers, Queen's palace falling down and more...
FRENCH PRESIDENTS CELLS TAPPED
President Francois Hollande is in an emergency meeting with his country's defense council this morning after Wikileaks published documents revealing that U.S. spies eavesdropped on the last three French presidents. The leaked top secret file suggests that the NSA even listened in on cell phone conversations.
QUEEN GETS BUILDERS IN
Britain's Queen Elizabeth might have to move out of Buckingham Palace ahead of major renovations including plumbing and rewiring, that could cost up to £150m ($237m). "Bits of the building keep falling off" a former Royal press secretary told The BBC. It comes as Scotland says it will now use profits from crown estates in Scotland locally rather than hand them over to the Queen, slashing her income by about $3m a year, according to The Guardian.
NIGERIAN GIRL BOMBERS
A girl suicide bomber, thought to be about 12, blew herself up in a busy market in Nigeria, killing 10 and injuring 30, reports CNN. It comes a day after a 17-year-old suicide bomber killed 20 in an attack on a bus station.
COFFEE CUTS HEART DISEASE
Three cups of coffee a day could stop you having a heart attack, according to a new study, says The Mirror. Apparently it's the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help you stave off disease.
CANADA KICKS OUT DIY BRIT
A British tourist who was doing a spot of home maintenance has been kicked out of the country after authorities accused him of 'doing a Canadian out of a job'. Immigration officials refused to renew his visa after they found photos of him plastering over cracks in his girlfriend's apartment, say Metro UK.