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Joan Rivers: A Life Lived Out Loud

Joan Rivers: the best of her comedy career in clips

Rivers, the one-liner Queen of Mean, started her career as a stand-up comedian and frequent guest on talk shows<p>Joan Rivers, pioneering entertainer and comedian, dies at 81 Joan Rivers obituary<p>Over the course of her career, the great Joan Rivers mastered the art of the one-liner. The pioneering …

Joan Rivers: the world will be a duller place without her

Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. Dominic Cavendish pays tribute to a comedian whose disdain for celebrities was a joy<p>Over the past agonising week, when Joan Rivers was kept in a medically induced coma and it looked touch and go, some commentators openly speculated that she might try to milk …

What is Nato - the political and military alliance explained in 90 seconds

As world leaders convene in Wales for a Nato summit, The Telegraph explains the origins and purpose of the West's political and military alliance<p><b>Follow live updates from the summit Wales: Isil and Ukraine top of agenda</b><p>Founded in 1949 in an attempt to deal with threats posed by the Soviet Union, …

Outside the Nato summit – in pictures

As the leaders of Nato member countries meet at Celtic Manor for negotiations regarding such subjects as Ukraine and Isis, the view from outside can be a little more light-hearted

Scottish independence: What's going on in Scotland?

<b>On 18 September, voters in Scotland will be asked in a referendum whether they want the nation to become independent from the rest of the United Kingdom.</b><p>Why is it happening?<p>The Scottish National Party, whose central aim is independence, won the 2011 Scottish Parliament election by a landslide, …

Scotland

Alex Salmond insists: 'We're still the underdogs'

The First Minister tries to downplay an opinion poll showing the Nationalists in the lead as both sides see whether it scares voters back into the No camp.<p>Alex Salmond and his ministers have desperately tried to downplay a poll showing the nationalists winning the independence referendum amid …

United Kingdom

Scottish independence: no campaign makes last stand to keep the union

• Westminster parties unite over Scottish vote • Alex Salmond rejects 'panicky measure' to offer Scotland greater powers • Shock poll sends pound falling on currency markets Scottish independence: follow today's news live<p>A rattled no campaign in the Scottish independence referendum was accused of …

How would you change Sony's VAIO Fit 15?

Welcome to How Would You Change, where we ask you to join our forum and talk about what you'd change about a product that has been out on the market for a while. This week, it's Sony's VAIO Fit 15. When we reviewed it, the general consensus was that the unit kicked off back-to-school season on a …

The Sims 4 cheat codes

The Sims is one of the few games that still openly permits the use of cheat codes. Here are the codes for the newly launched The Sims 4.<p>Remember cheat codes? A string of letters, numbers, or button combinations that would unlock goodies and easier gameplay modes? Usually written in by developers, …

The Sims

Google Glass can tell if you're stressed

It's not always easy to tell when your stress levels are through the roof, and you may not always want to break out a heart rate sensor just to find out when it's time to relax. You might not have to, if researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have their way; they've developed BioGlass, an Android app …

GM to offer car that will almost drive itself

UK government lends hand to BP in U.S. Gulf oil spill ruling

(Reuters) - The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP Plc (BP.L) over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history.<p>Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil …

Yazidi girl tells of horrific ordeal as Isil sex slave

17-year-old says she is one of about 40 Yazidi women and girls, some as young as 12, still being held captive and sexually abused on a daily basis by Isil fighters<p>A young woman from the Yazidi religious minority captured by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has described the horror of …

Yazidis

Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, book claims

Infamous killer is identified from blood samples on a shawl found next to one victim’s body, says ‘armchair detective’<p>• Five other (unlikely) suspects<p>A self-confessed “armchair detective” claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of …

US air strikes push Isis back from strategic Iraqi dam

Warplanes wipe out Islamist forces trying to attack Haditha dam in western province of Anbar<p>US warplanes have carried out five strikes on Islamist insurgents menacing Iraq’s Haditha dam, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately …

Army chief: don't rush into war against Isil

Gen Sir Peter Wall, the outgoing head of the Army, warns against repeating the mistakes of Iraq and Afghanistan<p>Britain should not rush into military action against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the outgoing head of the Army has warned.<p>In an interview with The Telegraph, Gen Sir Peter Wall …

Islamic State (ISIS)

7 Mobile Apps to Help Manage Diabetes

Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, a metabolic disease in which the body can't effectively produce or use glucose for …