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Nature Depicted On Your Walls – Birch Tree Wallpaper

The power of wallpaper is often underestimated. There’s a lot more you can do with it than just add color to a dull wall or match it to the pattern …

Interior Design

Russia begins military exercises near Ukrainian border - video

Russian troops near the country's border with Ukraine take part in training drills involving artillery and multiple rocket launchers. The drills, which involve around 8,500 soldiers, are likely to cause concern for Ukraine, while Kiev and Moscow remain in political standoff. A referendum on whether …

Australia urged to follow New Zealand's lead on flag rethink

New Zealanders are likely to go to the polls to vote on a new flag, in a move that has prompted renewed debate about changing Australia's national …

Britain joins call for UN to investigate alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka

Britain is to join the US and three other countries in pushing for a full international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka after the government there failed to satisfy international calls for a such an inquiry, Downing Street announced on Sunday.<p>Speaking last November at the Commonwealth …

Bold Decor Schemes

• 1 |<p>The first is a 105 square meter private home in the Netherlands, which goes bold with a midnight black wall that spans the entire length of the …

Black and White Graphic Decor

• 1 |<p>The highly polished monochrome interior design is staged upon an attention grabbing floor treatment, which shows off a slick graphic that waves …

Three Striking Modern Home Designs

• 1 |<p>This sophisticated black and gray design uses pattern and texture to bring all of the interest. A large geometric patterned area rug demands …

Kitchen Designs with Unusual Choices

• 1 |<p>This calm kitchen design with understated features gets a quick zing of color, with a run of green kitchen units beneath a long central island.<p>2 …

Exquisite Home Design

• 1 |<p>Orient inspired decor breathes an air of peace into this sleep space, where wardrobe and balcony doors hark back to the look of the traditional …

Modern Kid's Bedroom Design Ideas

• 1 |<p>This breezy aqua and white color scheme, with yellow accessories, would suit either a boy or a girl. A corrugated feature wall adds texture to the …

Contemporary Architecture and Interiors on Sunset Strip

• 1 |<p>The main house, a wellness center and guest house all share the space behind the entrance gates at 1232 Sunset Plaza. All three structures hum …

Stylish Contemporary Residence Exudes Sleek Elegance And Inviting Warmth

Most modern homes are all about clean and well-defined straight lines coupled with cool neutral shades. While this approach looks absolutely …

Top Pin of the Day: A Living Room with Elegant Simplicity

Today's top pin is a living room with elegant flower arrangements. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In the living room of designer Lynn Morgan's Savannah row house, flowers in antique pickle jars and a rustic coffee table from Homer offset the formality of the mantel. …

Putin, Come! Pro-Russia Crowd Occupies Government Building

Pro-Russian demonstrators occupied the regional government building in east Ukraine's city of Donetsk on Monday, besieging lawmakers as they voted to support the protesters but stopped short of meeting their demands for a split from Kiev.<p>The chaotic scene in the heart of Ukraine's Russian-speaking …

Late-winter snow storm hits mid-Atlantic – in pictures

Up to 10in of snow fell across the eastern US on Monday, leading to state of emergency declarations in Virginia and Tennessee and the closing of federal offices in Washington, DC. At least 2,600 flights were canceled as of Monday morning, and officials warned people to stay off icy roads throughout …

Ukraine crisis: 'facts on the ground' are 'deeply troubling,' Obama says

Summary<p><b>• Russian forces in Crimea urged Ukrainian forces to give up their weapons and stand down,</b> as the number of Russian troops and boats on the peninsula continued to grow. Russia built up forces on both sides of the ferry connecting it to Crimea and sent troops across.<p><b>• “The facts on the ground</b> …

Samsung adds biometrics to latest Galaxy smartphone

<b>The next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy smartphone range will feature biometric security, the company has announced.</b><p>In a similar way to Apple's iPhone 5, the main button on the front of the device doubles as a fingerprint scanner used to unlock the device.<p>The S5, which is water and dust-resistant …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

All seven convicted of Rajiv Gandhi assassination to be freed

All seven people jailed for killing the Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi are to be released, according to reports.<p>The decision was announced on Wednesday morning, a day after India’s supreme court lifted death sentences from three men convicted in the assassination of Gandhi in 1991. The court …

Angry birds: Peace doves attacked after release at Vatican

That gull has some gall.<p>Showing no respect for the Holy See at all, a group of other birds swept in and attacked two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis on Sunday.<p>As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, a seagull and a crow …

Pope's peace doves attacked by crow and seagull

Two white doves that were released as a peace gesture by children standing alongside Pope Francis were attacked by other birds.<p>As tens of thousands of people watched in St Peter's Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves after they were set free from an open window …

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Australian Open: Stanislas Wawrinka eliminates Novak Djokovic in five-set, four-hour quarter-final

Stanislas Wawrinka has caused one of the biggest upsets of the Australian Open, knocking out four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic 2-6, 6-4, …

Egypt referendum: Tight security but clashes claim lives

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043839_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534413964_64288a00dd10b9f7d71400ed3caf893f<p><b>A first day of voting has been taking place in Egypt on a new constitution that could pave the way for fresh elections.</b><p>But clashes involving …

Constitutional Law

India hails polio-free three-year landmark

India is marking three years since its last reported polio case, a landmark in the global battle against the disease.<p>It is seen as confirmation of one of India's biggest public health successes, achieved through a massive and sustained immunisation programme.<p>Tulip Mazumdar reports.

Public Health

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

US polar vortex: the best pictures

The most extreme weather in decades has swept across North America, sending the mercury plummeting and causing chaos – but also creating stunning pictures

Niagara falls freezes over - in pictures

The polar vortex created a winter wonderland at one of the world's most iconic locations when extreme temperatures froze parts of the famous Niagara falls on the US and Canadian border

India cracks down on US embassy club in diplomatic row

India has ratcheted up the pressure on US diplomats in Delhi as the deadline nears for the indictment of an Indian envoy in New York charged with visa fraud and underpaying a maid.<p>Washington has been told that restaurants and other facilities at the social club in its Delhi embassy will have to …

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