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The Greedy Queen: Eating With Victoria review – nothing dainty about these dishes

Annie Gray’s study of Queen Victoria’s eating habits and the cuisine of her day is good on the details but makes some unwise assumptions<p>We know from countless photographs that Queen Victoria in old age was vastly stout, her huge, froglike head sunk into her neck and her cheeks as pouchy as a …

Turkish military says kills 13 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s military killed 13 members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said in a statement.<p>The warplanes struck seven PKK targets in the Avasin-Basyan region of northern Iraq, and killed militants believed to be …

Chronicle of a victory foretold

“The most successful political force in the history of mankind.” Michael Heseltine has expressed the thought in less hyperbolic terms many times over …

Great Britain

The photographer behind Marilyn Monroe's most iconic photo

We've all seen Marilyn Monroe in a white dress standing over a subway ventilation. The iconic image is Sam Shaw's most famous, but certainly not his …

Marlon Brando

Someone in 2010 bought 2 pizzas with 10,000 bitcoins — which today would be worth $20 million

Today, 10,000 bitcoins are worth more than $20 million (£15.4 million).<p>Bitcoin is going nuclear. Its price is tearing upward, with each bitcoin worth $2,128 (£1,638) — a little shy of its all-time-high of $2,185 (£1,682) reached earlier Monday morning.<p>Just a year ago, it was trading at just $443 …

Mount Everest's Hillary Step collapses, mountaineers confirm

A famous feature near the summit of Mount Everest, known as the Hillary Step, has collapsed, potentially making the world's highest peak even more …

Melania Trump’s Standout Style Statements in a Chunky Gold Belt & Soaring Pumps in Saudi Arabia

Melania Trump made two wardrobe changes today while accompanying President Donald Trump on his first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia.<p>For her visit …

Footwear

Report: More weapons gone missing from German military than previously assumed

Reports suggest that several weapons of war have gone missing from the Bundeswehr depots in the past few years. The number of missing weapons is …

U.S. Attorneys

8 books to read before you get married

'Happier at Home' by Gretchen Rubin<p><i>Amazon</i><p>This bestselling book, published in 2012, is a follow-up to Rubin's first bestseller, 'The Happiness …

Princeton University

'Fake news': Trump rejects tensions with PM Turnbull over refugee deal

Donald Trump has downplayed tensions with Mr Malcolm Turnbull following reports of a rift caused by a tense phone call between the two leaders over …

International prize for Arabic fiction goes to Mohammed Hasan Alwan

A Small Death, the Saudi novelist’s historical novel about a Sufi mystic and adventurer, takes $50,000 honour for ‘striking artistry’<p>A historical novel about the life and adventures of an Andalusian adventurer and Sufi mystic has taken the most prestigious prize in Arabic fiction.<p>Saudi author …

Oil & Gas Industry

Malcolm Turnbull to meet Donald Trump in New York, says White House

Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull will come face-to-face for the first time since that fiery January phone call damaged the allies’ relationship.<p>The US president will host the Australian prime minister next week on the USS Intrepid, the decommissioned second world war aircraft carrier that is the …

Khalid Masood: 'A nice guy' turned extremist

Known by "a number of aliases", London's Metropolitan Police said he had been convicted for a string of offences but none of them terror-related.<p>Born …

Human rights groups call for release of men arrested by security forces at Minsk literature festival, and others held as protests rock authoritarian state<p>Human rights organisations have called on Belarusian authorities to drop all charges immediately against writers, publishers and journalists who …

‘Like nothing we’ve ever seen before’: New view of Jupiter unveils solar system’s ‘biggest, baddest’ planet

With a mass of violent storms swirling around its two poles, the majestic greatness of the solar system’s largest planet appears, in the words of one …

Tectonic Tragedy in Italy

A few days ago, an earthquake struck Italy's Apennines mountain range, destroying villages and killing almost three hundred people. The geology …

Natural Disasters

Munich attack: Gunman was depressed and spent time in psychiatric unit, police say

David Ali Sonboly — the 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich — was depressed and had spent two months in a psychiatric unit last year, …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

From Kate Middleton to Beyoncé, the colour yellow has dominated the spring by signifying more than just happiness<p>When Kate Middleton recycled her sherbet yellow Roksanda at Wimbledon earlier this week (she had previously worn it at the Sydney Opera House in 2014), she was having one of her biggest …

Combined firm should not be based in UK following Brexit vote – if it proceeds at all – say German politicians<p>The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse have insisted their proposed £21bn merger will still go ahead, despite a German politician declaring the tie-up “dead” after the UK voted to …

Brexit: Shocked European Union tells Britain to leave quickly amid 'chain reaction' fears

A stunned European Union has urged Britain to leave as "soon as possible" amid fears the devastating blow to European unity could spark a chain …