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No more rounds at the pub: from the archive, 12 October 1915

The ‘No Treating’ Order made it illegal for people to buy alcoholic drinks for others and reduced Public House opening times<p>The “no treating” order is now in force in London, and, to judge from the London evening papers, the question of whether it can be evaded seems to be one of the topics of the …

Glenda Bailey: 'It is not easy being in a room full of goddesses'

"I <i>love</i> coming to London Fashion Week," says Glenda Bailey. "I wave over at the front row and everyone waves back! It’s so nice because of course nearly all the editors were part of the team when I was editing <i>Marie Claire</i>."<p>This is textbook Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of US <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i>, the …

Oil slides; Fed bets keep greenback under pressure

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil futures tumbled on Monday on profit-taking and a report of higher OPEC production, while pressure lingered on the U.S. dollar as markets priced the possibility that the Federal Reserve would not begin a tightening cycle this year.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New …

Belarus re-elects 'last dictator in Europe' for fifth term

The West has long ostracised Belarus over its human rights record and clamp-down on political dissent<p>Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko won a fifth term in office by a landslide on Sunday in an election that could see an easing of relations with the West and raise questions about his ties …

Fierce M6 lorry fire melts road and causes long delays

Holiday getaway drivers face being caught up in long delays after a fierce lorry fire closed a busy motorway.<p>Police warned those planning on heading south along the M6 that it might remain shut for repairs for much of Saturday from junction 13 for Stafford south, after fire melted the road.<p>Millions …

At hot-ticket 'Hamilton,' Obama finds a story like his own

<b>(CNN) —</b> An island-born boy, whose father left early, grew to become one of the most influential men in the country.<p>It's President Barack Obama's story, but also Alexander Hamilton's, whose biography has been translated into an audacious musical heralded as a turning point for American theater. …

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The Seldom-Seen Faces Of The 'Humans Of Kabul'

Humans of New York has become a worldwide hit, with hundreds of thousands of people "liking" Brandon Stanton's photos on Facebook — candid shots and candid comments. Among this month's posts: A dad taking his headstrong little daughter for a walk and observing, "This is tougher than the Marine …

Germanwings Crash: Pilots Should Face Mental Health Tests, Experts Say

All airline pilots should undergo psychological testing and two crew members should be in the cockpit at all times, experts recommended Friday in the wake of the Germanwings crash.<p>Airlines should randomly test pilots for drugs and alcohol and there should be “robust” oversight of annual medical …

Fatal stabbing in downtown Beirut sparks outrage

The deadly stabbing of a man in broad daylight in one of Beirut’s busiest streets and in front of dozens of bystanders has shaken Lebanese society and raised questions about the perceived culture of impunity in the country.<p>Scores of people took to the streets on Friday evening to protest against …

Japan Is Making It Easier To Send Troops Overseas And People Are Not Happy

The changes could be the biggest revamping of Japan's military since the country adopted a pacifist stance after the horrors of World War II.<p>1. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and …

Indigenous Taiwanese open their lands, cultures to gain acceptance

The imposing stone head of a tribal elder welcomes about 200,000 visitors per month to a museum in the jungle-covered mountains south of Taipei. Inside, photos and paintings depict Atayal aborigines bearing black V-shaped tattoos from ears to mouth, traditional markers of beauty and passage into …

Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopens

Kenya's Westgate shopping mall, the site of a deadly attack in which 67 people were killed and scores were injured in 2013, has reopened.<p>Security was tight around the mall as shop owners opened their businesses on Saturday for the first time since the attack.<p>The mall has installed x-ray machines, …

Hamburg sports club blocks refugee home extension

The Hamburg Sports Association has taken legal action to prevent a refugee home being extended further into its parking lot, a report says. HSV says …

Queen's Nazi salute footage is matter of historical significance, says the Sun

Tabloid’s managing editor, Stig Abell, says reason for releasing leaked footage, apparently shot in 1933 or 1934, is to provide context for attitudes before WW2<p>The managing editor of the Sun has defended his newspaper’s decision to release leaked footage, apparently shot in 1933 or 1934, showing …

Billion-dollar Spanish airport sold for 10,000 euros

An abandoned Spanish airport which cost about 1.1bn euros ($1.2bn) to build has been sold for 10,000 euros in a bankruptcy auction.<p>Ciudad Real's Central airport, located about 235km south of the capital Madrid, became a symbol of the country's wasteful spending during a construction boom that ended …

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Portugal: Problem child despite reforms

Problems from the past have been corrected, yet a mountain of debt remains - that's the way the Portuguese see it. The country is an uncertain …

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Anti-Houthi forces advance in Yemen amid heavy Arab air strikes

ADEN/SANAA (Reuters) - Local fighters and army forces in Yemen wrested two military bases from Houthi forces overnight, residents and officials said, building on a week of gains against the country’s dominant faction.<p>Military vehicles of the Southern Resistance fighters move during clashes with …

Obama says Iran deal 'will make world safer' as Republicans plot opposition

Iran's nuclear programme,Iran,Nuclear weapons,Barack Obama,Obama administration,US politics,Middle East and North Africa,US news,World news,Republicans,US Congress,House of representatives,US Senate<p>President uses weekly address to warn of ‘dishonest arguments’ against deal<br>• Nuclear agreement with …

NHS chief: Cancer reforms will save 30,000 lives yearly

A radical overhaul of how the NHS diagnoses and treats cancer will save 30,000 lives a year by 2020, it has been claimed<p>Radical changes to the way the NHS diagnoses and treats cancer will save 30,000 lives a year by 2020, the head of the health service will pledge.<p>Major reforms will lead to an 80 …

Donald Trump attack on John McCain war record is 'new low in US politics'

Donald Trump attacked the Arizona senator John McCain on Saturday, for being shot down while a navy pilot during the Vietnam war.<p>Trump, who has been in a war of words with the 2008 Republican nominee, jibed of McCain: “He’s not a war hero.He’s a war hero because he was captured? I like people who …

New Delhi: Two killed, 8 injured in 5-storey building collapse

Several fire tenders and rescue teams were rushed to the spot to conduct rescue operation.<p>Written by | New Delhi |<p>Two people were killed, while eight …

New photos show a youthful Pluto that's still taking shape

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> The latest images coming in from Pluto reveal "fascinating" terrain that suggests the diminutive orb might still be developing.<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which has been delighting audiences with the first-ever pictures of Pluto since flying by on Tuesday, snapped a new …

Breakthrough in Balochistan

For the firs time in nine years, the Pakistani government has managed to hold direct talks with one prominent secessionist tribal chief from Balochistan in a fresh attempt to end the ongoing violent insurgency in the gas-rich province. Suleman Daud, who holds the historically prestigious, yet …

Crash victims' families reject Germanwings compensation offer

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Some of the close relatives of those killed in the Germanwings plane crash in March have rejected the carrier’s offer of 25,000 euros (17,304 pounds) in compensation payments for their pain and suffering.<p>People lay flowers outside Cologne Cathedral during a memorial service …

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Truckee, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday evening nine miles from Truckee, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:36 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.3 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Reno, Nev.<p>In the last 10 days, …

South Korea hospital at center of MERS outbreak to resume normal operation

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean hospital at the center of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) will resume normal operations on Monday, the health ministry said, as a health scare that rattled the economy wanes, with no new cases reported since July 4.<p>South Korea’s MERS outbreak …

Netanyahu sets up committee to fight racism in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has set up a committee to work out how to stop racism, following months of protests by Ethiopian Jews who complain of institutionalised discrimination in the country.<p>Many black Israelis, however, believe the move is "too little, too late" and that a …

US military exercise sparks fears of martial law

Dissidents would be assassinated, Wal-Marts turned into prison camps, foreign troops brought in to help.<p>Then the governor of Texas lent credence to the paranoia by ordering the state's National Guard to monitor a weekslong special operations training exercise called Jade Helm 15 involving 1,200 …

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