Despite the rise of electric cars and stronger action on climate change, it’s still too early to write the obituary of oil. The International Energy Agency, which he leads, is expecting growth in appetite for oil to slow over the next two decades, but doesn’t see demand peaking this side of 2040 because the fuel will still be needed for trucks, ships, aviation and petrochemicals. Unlike Britain, which squandered much of the wealth of its North Sea oil and gas boom, Norway has been sensible enough to squirrel away its hydrocarbon tax receipts - and now has a $1tn sovereign wealth fund to show for it.
Jose Mourinho admitted he felt emotional to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic return from his career-threatening knee ligament operation in Manchester United's impressive 4-1 victory over Newcastle United. Paul Pogba, coming back from a 12-match lay-off of his own with a hamstring problem, started the game and played a pivotal role, laying on an equaliser for Anthony Martial and scoring United's third. "The second half was ours," said Mourinho.
A father who ran through flames to rescue his two young sons said the "world will never be the same again" after his eldest boy's life support machine was turned off. Nathan Perry, 24, was asleep at home in Weranga, a town in Queensland, Australia, when he woke to find smoke filling his house and his sons' room on fire, earlier this week. Jeremy, three, and Blake, four, were pulled to safety by their father, who suffered burns to his face, legs and arms after he dived into the blaze.
Buckingham Palace issued a new photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip on Saturday to mark their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary. The portrait, taken earlier this month, showed the queen wearing the same dress which she chose for a service of thanksgiving to mark their diamond wedding anniversary held at the Abbey where they were married.