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10 things you can’t do in Dubai

A British IT worker faces possible jail time after he was arrested in Dubai for sticking his middle finger up at another motorist.<p>Jamil Ahmed Mukadam, 23, made the rude gesture as he drove to Dubai International Airport in February, but wasn’t arrested until September 10, when he returned to the …

Theresa May 'has the backing of all of us', says minister after marathon Cabinet meeting

Theresa May "has the backing of all of us", a minister has said after the Prime Minister chaired a marathon two-and-a-half hour Cabinet meeting.<p>David Gauke expressed his support for Mrs May after she briefed ministers on her keynote speech in Florence, which she will deliver tomorrow.<p>Among the last …

Brexit

The Tao of Jake LaMotta

‘I kind of look bad in it,’ reflected Jake LaMotta after the release of <i>Raging Bull,</i> Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film of his autobiography of the same name. ‘Then I realised it was true, that’s the way it was. I was a no-good bastard. It’s not the way I am now, but the way I was then.’<p>He was half-right. …

Film (UK)

Deadly eastern brown snake caught in Australian couple's bed

Spring is the start of snake mating season in Australia and two Queensland families have already had near misses with poisonous breeds found in the most unwelcome of places.<p>On Wednesday Elite Snake Catching Services was called to a home at Brisbane suburb, Murrarie, where one of the world's …

Nature

Where is Nambia? Donald Trump praises healthcare of country which doesn't exist

Donald Trump sang the praises of Nambia, and said its healthcare system was "increasingly self-sufficient."<p>However, the country 'Nambia' doesn't exist.<p>The President was talking at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday, and listed the achievements of various nations.<p>He said: "In …

Donald Trump

Civil servants 'highlighting Brexit concerns in official emails to guard against Chilcot-style inquiry'

Civil servants are spelling out concerns about the Government’s Brexit strategy in official emails to protect themselves from a potential “Chilcot-style” inquiry into the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, according to reports.<p>Officials at the Department for Exiting the European Union have reportedly …

Brexit

The 10 best places in Britain to see the arrival of autumn

There are two great autumn clichés. The first comes courtesy of the poet John Keats – you’ll be quoting the opening line in your head now. The second is the annual exodus to witness the famous technicolour show known as Fall in New England. Clichés often become clichés for good reason, but they can …

Greenpeace activists board ship transporting Volkswagen diesel cars to UK

Protesters from Greenpeace have boarded the vehicle carrier Elbe Highway, in an attempt to block its shipment of diesel Volkswagen cars from being delivered to the UK.<p>A group of activists boarded the ship and attached themselves to the large retractable loading ramps at the stern, while another …

Volkswagen

The meaning behind Melania Trump's power-shouldered fuschia look at the UN

This week has been a busy one at the UN in New York for reasons, obviously, entirely unrelated to fashion. Donald Trump has threatened to obliterate North Korea, Theresa May has had an awkward encounter with Boris Johnson in front of the world's cameras and Malala has been whiling away the last …

Melania Trump

Outsourcer Capita fails to reassure market with lacklustre results

Capita has failed to reassure the market over its plan to turn around the businesses after profits dipped in a weak first half to the year.<p>The firm’s pre-tax profits fell 26pc in the six months to June 30, from £37m a year previously to £28m, while revenues were down 1pc to just under …

Economy

'Stupidly politically correct society is the death of comedy', warns veteran comedian Mel Brooks

Society's "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy", the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned.<p>Brooks, known for his plethora of acclaimed comedy movies, said political correctness was becoming a stranglehold on comedians.<p>"It's not good for comedy. …

Entertainment

Beijing eyes 'robotic and human settlement' on Mars with ambitious 2020 mission

Preparations for China’s ambitious mission to Mars in 2020 are “going smoothly”, a top space scientist said, as he told a forum of the potential for “robotic and human settlement” on the mysterious planet.<p>Zhang Rongqiao said China is seeking to become the first country to conduct joint orbital and …

Space Exploration

Marine Le Pen's top aide quits as Front National leaders denies 'terrifying' return to hardline past

Marine Le Pen's top aide and and architect of her far-Right Front National's "detoxification" drive has stepped down in what he called a "terrifying" victory for hardliners.<p>Florian Philippot, one of Ms Le Pen's closest allies, said he was leaving the party a day after she stripped him of his role …

France

Terror 'will never win', says minister who tried to save Pc

A Government minister who tried to save the life of a policeman stabbed in the Westminster terror attack has suggested he struggles with the official guidance to run away from danger.<p>Speaking about his actions during the atrocity, defence minister Tobias Ellwood, said: "The advice is always to run …

Terrorism

When does autumn start and when is the 2017 autumn equinox?

The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter and the leaves are changing colour - all signs that summer is drawing to a close. But when does autumn actually start and who decides?<p>Here's everything you need to know about when the new season starts - so get ready for woodland walks, conker …

Flowers

Britain according to Burberry: Christopher Bailey on Martin Parr, Ken Russell, and sheepskin car coats

“The number one question I get asked,” says Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, “whether I’m on the street or in one of our shops or on social media, isn’t to do with the business side of the company, it’s what’s the inspiration behind our current collection? These are things people want to know, and …

Art

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Copenhagen

An expert guide to the best cheap hotels in Copenhagen, including the top places for boutique rooms, funky bars, roof terraces, spas, excellent restaurants and delicious breakfasts, near the Botanic Gardens, National Gallery, Nørrebro, Nyhavn and the Little Mermaid statue.<p>Ibsens Hotel<p>Copenhagen, …

Gérard Depardieu believes the Pentagon created the Aids epidemic, and loves Putin

At 68, Gérard Depardieu is one of the most prolific film actors in cinematic history. He's appeared in nearly 200 films, which, considering he underwent quintuple bypass surgery 17 years ago and used to consume 14 bottles of red wine a day, is impressive.<p>The French actor has given an illuminating …

Russia

Meet Katie Ormerod, the 20-year-old snowboarder who could be Team GB's greatest Winter Olympic medal hope

Katie O, as she is known in the British snowboard team, is arguably Britain’s best medal chance for Pyeongchang 2018, competing in the snowboard slopestyle and the new Olympic discipline of snowboard big air.<p>When she was 16 Ormerod narrowly missed qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. …

Olympics

Sean O'Brien has let the Lions down by publicly criticising the coaches

Total honesty amongst sports stars is a rarity and should be cherished. But finger-pointing, and especially name-checking, does Sean O'Brien no favours.<p>The Lions went into the tour to New Zealand as underdogs, albeit predicted to at least put up more of a challenge than in 2005. Indeed, the touring …

Rugby Union

Homeless man reunites woman with lost handbag after spending two days searching for her

A homeless man wandered the streets of Bolton for two days trying to reunite a lost handbag with its owner.<p>Daisy Owen had lost her bag, which contained her purse, keys and £500 iPhone 6s Plus, during a night out in the city centre.<p>Paul Calderbank, who sleeps in a hostel, later discovered the bag in …

Good News

The best five-star hotels in Copenhagen

An expert guide to the best five-star hotels in Copenhagen, featuring the top places to stay for cosy spas, top-notch service, innovative restaurants, Scandi-chic décor, personal butlers, leafy courtyards and city views, in locations including Tivoli Gardens, Kongens Nytorv and the Latin …

David Lappartient stuns Brian Cookson to become new UCI president

Brian Cookson has been stunned at the UCI presidential elections in Bergen, Norway with Frenchman David Lappartient deposing the Briton in a landslide. Lappartient won 37 votes to Cookson’s eight to become the new president of cycling’s world governing body.<p>Cookson, 66, had been hoping to win a …

Cycling

How chatbots can improve customer service

Using artificial intelligence to communicate with customers can lead to better engagement and understanding.<p>From handing out lifestyle advice to helping you find that perfect pair of shoes, chatbots are opening up a new era of business-customer interaction.<p>Also known as virtual agents, IM bots and …

Chatbots

10 epic Middle Earth locations that really exist in New Zealand

Happy birthday, Bilbo and Frodo. As World Hobbit Day makes us wistful for Middle Earth's colossal mountain ranges, mythical forests and untamed rivers, we look to the epic landscapes that stole the show in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, and put New Zealand on everyone's wishlist.<p>1. …

Where to start the ski season early: five of the best resorts to visit before December

As the nights draw in and temperatures drop, we skiers and snowboarders are getting increasingly itchy to hit the slopes. So why wait?<p>Picture it – empty slopes, eager staff brimful of enthusiasm for the season ahead, and a joyful escape from the inexorable build-up to Christmas. Early-season skiing …

Skiing

'I Don't Know How She Does It' the sequel: 5 truths Kate Reddy taught working mums about life

To any woman who's ever attempted to juggle young children and a career, Allison Pearson's debut novel <i>I Don't Know How She Does It</i> will have felt heart-wrenchingly relatable. Whether or not you're a high-flying fund manager like Pearson's protagonist Kate Reddy, there are multiple truths contained …

Parenting

Pressure builds to extend shared parental leave to the self-employed

Self-employed parents could soon see Government action on an unfair quirk of the maternity system which currently leaves them out in the cold.<p>Shared parental leave was introduced for the employed in 2015 and allows parents to share up to 50 weeks of leave - 37 of which is paid - to care for newborn …

Employment

Watch: Theresa May meets Donald Trump on the sidelines at the UN

US President Donald Trump held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings.

Donald Trump

Later... with Jools Holland: the 25 best performances

<b>As Later... With Jools Holland celebrates 25 years on BBC Two, we look back at the show's 25 greatest performances</b><p>1. Shane MacGowan and Nick Cave: What a Wonderful World (1992)<p>Possibly the bleakest ever rendition of Louis Armstrong's timeless ballad. Together, king of the goths Cave and the Pogues' …

Jools Holland