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Royal wedding 2018: Royal weddings of the past

Glittering carriages, dresses fit for princesses and some very excited BBC commentators.<p>Here's how the BBC covered the other royal weddings, from Princess Elizabeth to Prince William.

Royal Weddings

Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan's royal engagements

Since their first public appearance in September, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have undertaken numerous royal engagements.<p>Here are some moments you might have missed.

Royal Weddings

Royal wedding 2018: Highlights from Harry and Meghan's wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been declared husband and wife, following a ceremony at Windsor Castle.<p>The couple exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George's Chapel.<p>Wearing a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Ms Markle was met by Prince Charles, who …

Royal Weddings

Pantone’s 2018 color of the year — and 10 ways you can decorate with it.

Usher in the new year by infusing a bright new color, like Ultra Violet, an intense purple that the Pantone Color Institute has dubbed the "it" color of 2018, into your home decor.<p>Describing it as "dramatically provocative and thoughtful," Pantone says the color communicates "originality, ingenuity …

Home Decorating

The 19 Most Incredible Small Spaces on Pinterest

Big ideas for small spaces—no matter how tiny.<p>These days, folks can’t get enough of the tiny home trend. Homeowners are getting more creative—and …

Country Lifestyle

In Honor of Her 95th Birthday, 15 of Betty White's Best (and Funniest!) Quotes

Betty White is one of the most universally beloved celebrities out there. How beloved? Well, in the waning days of 2016, a few weeks before her 95th …

David Letterman

God actor Morgan Freeman seeks answers in Jerusalem | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - He may have depicted God in Hollywood films, but Morgan Freeman came to Jerusalem with questions about religion still unsettled.<p>Executive producer Morgan Freeman of the new drama series "Madam Secretary' participates in a panel during CBS network's portion of the 2014 …

Morgan Freeman

25 Of The Most Beautiful Staircases That Have Ever Existed

What is it about stairs that draws us to photograph them? People have always had a fascination with steps not only because they are functionally necessary to our daily lives, but also for the unintelligible draw they have on our psyche.<p>Songs like "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin have been …

The 10 Countries You Absolutely HAVE To Visit In 2016

Pack your bags.<p>Most of us are lucky if we can escape our desks long enough to visit one country per year... but it never hurts to have a list of 10 dazzlingly perfect options.<p>Today, Lonely Planet announced its Top 10 Countries for 2016, employing expert analysis to make travel recommendations for …

Top 10

12 Ideas That Prove Everyone Needs an IKEA Raskog Cart

The popular piece is useful in literally every room of the house.<p>The popular piece is useful in literally every room of the house.

A 1930s Home That Makes Retro Colors Feel New Again

The designer loves to update "old lady" style.<p>Designer Nathan Turner loves to update "old lady" style.

Movies 'Truth' and 'Spotlight' reflect yesteryear journalism with hints at modern-day angst

Growing up, James Vanderbilt was a news junkie.<p>The 39-year-old writer-director used to run outside of his Connecticut home in the morning to pick up the newspaper and divvy up the pages with his parents over breakfast. At night, he tuned in to news broadcasts anchored by iconic journalists Dan …

George W. Bush

19 Of Hawaii's Most Epic Photo Ops

Do it for the 'gram.<p>Hawaii is undeniably photogenic, but even in the Aloha state, some photo ops are better than others.<p>Vacations, after all, are as much about sharing your adventures with the folks back home as they are rest and relaxation.<p>Whether you’re a professional photographer, a selfie …

Beheaded Scholar Refused To Tell ISIS The Location Of Hidden Antiquities

"He told me, 'I was born in Palmyra and will stay in Palmyra and will not leave even if costs me my blood.'"<p>He was nicknamed “Mr. Palmyra” after the ancient Syrian city whose excavation and preservation he had dedicated most of his life to.<p>Family, friends and colleagues say it was this very …

7 Movie Villains So Hot We Almost Root for Them

Some movie villains we love to hate, and others we love to look at. These are the seven hottest movie villains that made us question if good really needed to win in the end.<p>categories Movies


Read This Before You Visit Greece

With Greece teetering on the brink of a financial collapse, Monte Mathews decided to postpone his August trip to Athens. Eugene Emmer didn't.<p>Their different responses to the unfolding economic drama underscore the strong ambivalence Americans feel about the Greek crisis. They're hopeful the turmoil …

37 forbidden Instagrams from people who broke the rules to take the perfect photo

From England's Westminster Abbey to Egypt's Valley of Kings, to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, amateur photography is prohibited in some of the world's most spectacular locations, making sure these iconic and historic sites aren't overrun with selfie sticks and people posing for Snapchat …

Abu Dhabi

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

Where to find the Algarve's best beaches

The coast of the Algarve in southern Portugal is a seemingly endless series of some of Europe’s finest beaches. They are seriously spectacular stretches of sand: the climate and atmosphere are Mediterranean, but this is the Atlantic so good waves and watersports are available alongside more sedate, …

Elsa & Fred review – sentimental late-life romance story

Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer enjoy themselves in a rather gooey story of love between two elderly neighbours<p>Heartstrings are duly plucked in Michael Radford’s bittersweet tale of a late-life romance between Shirley MacLaine’s perennially sparky New Orleans apartment dweller and …

New Orleans

How To Decorate With Black-and-White

10 classic and sophisticated spaces.<p>The classic color combination makes any room — from bathrooms to bedrooms — sophisticated, chic, and timeless. From horizontal stripes to graphic floor tile, designers share their favorite black-and-white decorating ideas.

Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name

LONDON (AP) — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?<p>Britain's newborn princess, the second child of Prince William …

Prince Charles

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …


Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets

In Toronto, they’ve painted over the bike lanes. And in São Paulo, a cyclist got his arm torn off by a car that didn’t even stop … We knew it was bad on the world’s crowded roads, but a new film reveals it’s a fight to the death<p>Fredrik Gertten is a Swedish documentary-maker: he made a film about …

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A lost Lebanon caught on camera

In 1971, Georgina Rizk, a model from Beirut, was crowned Miss Universe at a glitzy pageant in Miami Beach, Florida. According to Wikipedia, “She made a memorable fashion statement by wearing a very revealing top and hot-pants.” Six years later Rizk, who was still a much-loved celebrity in her …