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The Island Where France's Colonial Legacy Lives On

A memorial for the slaves of Guadeloupe has become a flashpoint for still-unresolved social and economic grievances.<p>Long before it became the first slavery memorial in the French West Indies, the Darboussier Sugar Factory powered France’s Caribbean empire. In the 19th century, the …

France

Italy museum aims to show Casanova as more than just a lover

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A museum is opening in the Venetian hometown of Giacomo Casanova, the 18th-century adventurer and bon vivant, in hopes of educating visitors about more than just his notorious womanizing.<p>The Giacomo Casanova Museum and Experience doesn't hide Casanova's libidinous side. In …

Italy

Secret symbols in still-life painting

Did you know that cherries and strawberries represented the souls of men? Or that a dragonfly could be the devil? These beautiful works say much more than you think, writes Cath Pound.<p>Still-life painting has existed since time immemorial and offered us some of the most sublimely beautiful painting …

Art

Colorized photo of girl at Auschwitz strikes chord on social media

Czesława Kwoka was 14 when she was photographed at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp. Tens of thousands of social media users have reacted to recently …

The first black woman aviator had to leave the U.S. in order to achieve her dreams

They called her “Brave Bessie” and although her story inspired generations, her path ended in tragedy<p><b>By Erin Blakemore</b><p>“NEGRESS AN AIR PILOT,” blared …

United Airlines Employees Speak Out About the State Of the Airline (They're Not Happy)

A dead dog in an overhead bin? An airline that endures one PR disaster after another? How bad is it? And why?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It's not been a good week for United Airlines.<p>A dog died after a Flight Attendant put …

Flying

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

Book Review: A princess and her extraordinary destiny

Author: LISA KAAKIWed, 2018-02-14 15:06ID: 1518599233266761700I wish there were words to express the different shades of love. Saying that I loved …

World History

Book Review: A painful but resilient story of one boy’s life in Morocco

Author: Manal ShakirTue, 2018-02-20 17:23ID: 1519125844685322500“For Bread Alone” is a window into the poverty-stricken life of author Mohamed …

Books

Invasion of the Index Cards

By Nina Sadowsky<p>The index cards start in a tidy pile on my desk. As a writing project progresses, the pile of old-school, variously colored cards …

Adam Mars-Jones · Introversion Has Its Limits: ‘Essayism’

Introversion Has Its Limits<p>Adam Mars-Jones<p>Essayism by Brian Dillon<br>Fitzcarraldo, 138 pp, £10.99, June 2017, ISBN 978 1 910695 41 8<br>• Sound: Stories of …

Books

BOOK REVIEW: Embrace your inner world to pursue authentic power

Bridge over troubled waters: Emotional pain is physical pain and the flight from both leads us into deeply entrenched patterns of behaviour. …

BOOK REVIEW: A portrait of life in SA and Nazi Germany

"Berliners considered [Adolf] Hitler to be little more than a pretentious and dangerous upstart," he writes.<p>"Berliners were more sophisticated than …

Wear 'racist' like a badge of honour, says Bannon in French populist pep talk

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon's shock cameo Saturday set France's National Front convention abuzz. Leader Marine Le Pen is assured re-election, running unopposed - if not undisputed. Can Bannon's pep talk tame the herd of elephants in the room?<p>So last–minute was the former White House strategist’s …

The Man Busting Narendra Modi’s Tall Tales

In 2017, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed in an official document that it had set up floodlights for hundreds of miles along …

Why an Indian girl chose to become an American woman

I was born in India. What can I say about India that hasn’t already been said about this big, beautiful country, where the culture and history run so deep that the people there have been killing each other for centuries and centuries? India is the most interesting, smelly, soulful melting pot of …

Empathy

Putting Ancient Recipes on the Plate

To better understand the distant past, it can help to taste and smell it.<p>Today the bread is crisped black as charcoal, and run through with cracks. A …

Track Down

Luxe Deal: £1030+ Qatar Airways Business Class - Euro Cities To Singapore - Round Trip...

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Southeast Asia, we’ve got at least one. Today is the last day of the Qatar Airways sale, and there’s …

Qatar Airways

Emirates Just Saved the World’s Largest Passenger Plane From Extinction

After Airbus announced that it would stop producing the world’s largest plane if Emirates did not place an order, the airline swooped in with a …

Aviation

Vietnam Airlines: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner business-class review

Vietnam Airlines operates the UK's only non-stop scheduled services to Vietnam, with daily flights available from London's Heathrow Terminal 4 to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. This is a review of a Vietnam Airlines business-class flight aboard a Boeing 787-9, flying from London to Ho Chi Minh …

Ho Chi Minh City

'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

<b>A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft "shuddering", passengers say.</b><p>Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned back not far from Broome, in Australia's north-west.<p>The plane, carrying 224 …

Airplanes

Israel's Indian Jews and their lives in the 'promised land'

<b>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just left India after a six-day official visit during which the two countries heralded a "new era" in ties. BBC Hindi's Zubair Ahmed travelled to Beersheba in Israel to meet a community of Indian-origin Jews who migrated there soon after the nation's</b> …

Israel

India’s first openly gay Prince opens country’s first LGBTQA centre in palace

India’s first LGBTQA centre (where A stands for allies), is under construction in the Indian state of Gujarat.<p>The project is the brain child of …

LGBTQI
American Airlines

Graduates of India’s second rung B-schools just can’t find good jobs

Management graduates from India’s second-rung business schools are struggling to find jobs.<p>Only 20% of students graduating from B-category management schools—those outside the top 30 list—have got job offers so far, “making this the most challenging placement season in recent years,” a recent study …

India

10 Movies Set In France

Here are 10 great movies set in France taking you from Paris to the French Riviera. They span the years and include some real classics.

How to Avoid the So-Called Rude French

Are the French Rude?<p>You hear it time and time again: "The French are so rude!" Before ever setting foot in France, you hear the horror stories of …

France
North Africa

Quanjude 全聚德 – Famous Beijing Roast Duck Restaurant Opening In Singapore, At 313@somerset

[Updated 14 Nov] Fans may be disappointed, but it seems like the opening of Quanjude 全聚德 in Singapore will not take place anytime soon due to …

Cute