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Trump signs executive order pushing work requirements for the poor

President Donald Trump is now setting his sights on overhauling the nation's safety net programs.<p>Trump signed an executive order Monday directing federal agencies to promote employment for those on public assistance.<p>The president called for enforcing work requirements that are already in the law …

Health Care

Russian spy poison may have been DEADLIEST nerve agent ever produced that's ten times stronger than VX gas

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have been poisoned by the deadliest nerve agent ever produced, it has been claimed.<p>Sergei …

Russian spy's daughter 'may have been poisoned over ONE WORD Vladimir Putin insult on Facebook'

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal's daughter may have been poisoned over a single word Facebook comment she made about Vladimir Putin, it …

New beginnings: Zimbabwe, back from the brink

With Mugabe’s catastrophic 40-year rule finally over, there’s optimism on the streets of Zimbabwe. Novelist Katherine Rundell revels in the newfound liberty of her childhood home<p>Three weeks ago a young elephant wound her trunk around my arm and began – politely, elegantly, insistently – to pull my …

National Parks

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul’s Gangnam …

North Korea

Spin out: The world’s most terrifying (yet beautiful) whirlpools

1: Naruto Straits whirlpool, Japan<p>This tidal wonder can be found in the Naruto Strait, between Naruto in Tokushima and Awaji Island in Hyōgo …

10 reasons to visit this secret paradise island (before everyone else does)

Phu Quoc (pronounced "foo kwok") - an unassuming Vietnamese island sitting pretty just off the coast of Cambodia - is one of south-east Asia's best-kept secrets. If last month’s launch of the first direct flights from London to Phu Quoc via TUI has tickled your interest, here are 10 more reasons to …

Why will Coventry be the UK's City of Culture? And how can you appreciate its offerings now?

Until 7.27pm the smart money was on Paisley or Swansea to succeed Hull as UK City of Culture in 2021. The title had gone to Derry in 2013, so surely …

Surgeon Claims He's Done The First Human Head Transplant, But There Are Huge Red Flags

Unbelievable.<p>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world's first human head transplant between two corpses …

How Many People Voted For Trump? One Year Later, A Look At Why He Might Not Last A Full Term

<i>Updated</i>I It's only been a year since Donald Trump was elected president, but some people already want him out of the White House. The past 12 months …

World's fastest-growing tourism city is in China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hong Kong might be the world's most visited city this year, but a potential, albeit surprising, future contender is emerging from the sidelines.<p>Chongqing -- a major Yangtze River port in southwest China -- has become the world's fastest-growing tourism city, recording a whopping 14% growth …

China
Mental Health

Exploring foodie heaven on the islands of Greece

"Flamingos aren't actually pink." My guide Eleni's words made me stop studying the clearly blush coloured feathers of the birds that I was watching …

European Travel

Everything you need to know about visiting the British Museum

The great Bloomsbury behemoth can claim to be the world’s first national collection, based on a bequest from Sir Hans Sloane in 1753 and added to over the centuries.<p>Its mighty colonnaded building on Great Russell Street displays around 80,000 objects, approximately 1 per cent of the 8 …

Europe

Inside the forgotten underground city that once housed 20,000 people

The 30 greatest yoga holidays on the planet

For yoga in enchanting locations<p>1. Silver Island, Greece<p>I could quite happily live on this delightful, 60-acre private island strewn with rough flower-filled tracks, which has an ancient church, a romantic lighthouse and more than 2,500 olive trees. Come for week-long holidays with yoga sessions …

20 secret sights in London even the locals don't know about

Mayor of Watford ridiculed after leaflets show her canvassing at her own home

The Mayor of Watford has been criticised after Liberal Democrat leaflets showed her canvassing at her own home.<p>Dorothy Thornhill, the first female elected mayor in the UK, appears on two of the party's local election leaflets speaking to a constituent.<p>She pledges her support for the local Lib Dem …

United Kingdom

China may still be using executed prisoners' organs, official admits

An official in charge of overhauling China’s organ transplant programme has said the country may still be using organs from executed prisoners in some cases, even though there is technically zero tolerance for the practice.<p>The admission by Huang Jiefu, a former Chinese deputy health minister, came …

China

Britain’s best historic hotels

<b>Swinton Park Hotel and Spa, North Yorkshire</b><p>Begun in 1695 by Sir Abstrupus Danby, the seat of the Earl of Swinton would, over generations, take on the …

Dining Rooms

Christmas in Chicago: Polar Express and Beyond

<i>Photo Credit: Chicago Christkindlmarket</i><p>Your winter wonderland awaits in the heart of the Midwest. Chicago offers family fun activities and many that are free. Gather your gloves and scarves and put on your heattech thermals to enjoy winter fun.<p><b>German Markets</b><p>Have you longed to spend Christmas at a …

Flying

10 of the world's epic train journeys

Jungfraubahn, Switzerland<p>Somewhat greedily, the Swiss boast three world-class rail journeys: the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and, most spectacular of all, the Jungfraubahn. Climbing to over 3,000 metres, the hourly train scoots up the north face of the Eiger before sliding across Mönch and …

Trains

'We are witnessing the politics of humiliation' – Siri Hustvedt, Joyce Carol Oates and more on the US election

Why did so many Americans – of both sexes – vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton? Leading American women authors respond<p>‘Clinton didn’t fail us. We failed her’: Sarah Churchwell on the US election<p><b>Jennifer Egan</b><p>Recently I met a man whose wife is a pilot for American Airlines. Occasionally, he …

Bernie Sanders
Steven Spielberg

9 European Cities You Probably Haven't Visited Yet - But Totally Should

Throw away that cliched European bucket list: we're here to sing the praises of the continent's less-celebrated gems. These 9 cities-on-the-verge offer a smorgasbord of charms, from historic bathhouses to white-hot dining scenes, and all with fewer crowds than their more famous neighbors.<p>By Emma …

European Travel

World's fluffiest cats to get their own park

Pallas's cat is the fluffiest species of cat in the world. The same size as a house cat, but much fluffier, they are also very rare.<p>Because of their endangered status, researchers at an international conference on the species agreed to create at 14-square-mile park for the cats to preserve and …

Warth, Austria: welcome to the snowiest village in the Alps

It is 3pm in the Arlberg, Austria’s premier ski area. In glitzy Lech, expensively clad skiers cosy up under sheepskin throws at the Tannbergerhof champagne bar, tucking their shiny Swarovski and Moncler shopping bags beneath the bar stools and posing at the spot where the easy pistes trickle to a …

Skiing