Annette Fawcett-Jones

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Scotland and England: 300 years of union - in pictures

From the 1707 Act of Union to royal unions and even rugby union - highlights from the last three centuries of shared history

Doubts about Western Balkans as 'safe countries of origin' | DW | 19.09.2014

Alexander, a client of Frankfurt lawyer Reinhard Marx, is severely traumatized, Marx says.<p>The 24-year-old Roma is seeking asylum after fleeing …

North Africa

Obama Names Indian-American Richard Verma as New U.S. Ambassador to India

Richard Verma was announced as the new U.S. ambassador to India on Thursday, according to a statement from the White House.<p>Verma, a former State …

India

Record Number of Women Makes History at UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council has long been a bastion for men selected to represent their countries on what many consider to be the organization's most powerful body. But now, women ambassadors are filling over a third of the Council's 15 seats, making history at the venerable institution and …

UN Security Council

Ebola: UN Announces Special Mission to Combat Disease, Calls For More International Support

Recognising that the current Ebola outbreak constitutes a "threat to international peace and security", the UN Security Council announced a special …

China

China Troops Withdraw From India Border

The row over an alleged incursion by hundreds of Chinese troops into territory claimed by India has dominated Xi's visit, intended to reset ties between Asia's two superpowers after the election of a new Indian government this year.<p>The two countries have long been embroiled in a bitter dispute over …

India

Opinion: Scotland independence vote will stir trouble from Athens to Austin

.<p>The “yes” voters for Scotland’s independence have no idea what they’ve done.<p>For nearby countries such as Spain or Greece, it will be hard to watch …

Europe

Ig Nobels: British researchers take coveted science humour prize

The nation can hold its head up high. Once again, researchers in Britain have been honoured with that most coveted of scientific awards, the Ig Nobel prize.<p>Not to be confused with the more prestigious – and lucrative – prizes doled out from Stockholm next month, the Ig Nobels are awarded for …

UPDATED: Kremlin denies mulling Russian separation from global internet in ’emergencies’

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Byman designs/Thinkstock<p>The Kremlin is not considering ways to cut the Russian internet off from the global internet, …

New Zealand Set to Vote in General Elections Marred by Cybercontroversies

The climate enveloping New Zealand’s parliamentary elections on Saturday could be branded anything but politics as usual.<p>The vote marks an end to a …

New Zealand

Ancient Egyptian Hair Extensions Are 3,300 Years Old

Hair extensions may seem like a modern fashion trend, but it turns out they've been around a whole lot longer than most people realize, as a recent discovery out of Egypt shows.<p>The skull of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years ago was uncovered with roughly 70 hair extensions still in place.<p>"The …

Australia puts armed police in parliament after more threats

Australian police and military began 24-hour patrols of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and parliament after "chatter" of a potential terror attack<p>Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, has urged Australians to “go about our normal business” as police and the military began 24-hour patrols of …

Terrorism

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror …

Terrorism

ISIS Video Shows Captive British Journalist John Cantlie

ISIS released a propaganda video showing a captive British photojournalist promising to illuminate “the truth” behind the militants’ network and criticizing his government and the United States.<p>John Cantlie, a photographer who worked for Britain’s Sunday Times, was taken captive by militants in …

Photojournalism

Shadows Alive (1)

Proof Of ‘The Angelina Jolie’ Effect…

Referrals for genetic testing for breast cancer risk more than doubled across the UK thanks to Ange.<p>Angelina Jolie’s announcement about her double …

Exclusive: Olivia Palermo Talks Personal Style, Boyz II Men And THAT Amazing Wedding Dress

Everyone gushes when they meet Olivia Palermo for the first time. The waitress, the doorman, me...<p>Doe-eye pretty and oh so polite, her reputation as …

Manolo Blahnik

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10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …