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Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Hardline Islamist groups have long demanded the public execution of atheist bloggers and sought new laws to combat writing critical of Islam<p>An intellectual and writer who was hacked to death in Dhaka had been begged by his wife not to return to Bangladesh for a literary festival.<p>Avajit Roy, 42, and …

Grenada: The Spice Island's gone cocoa

As I tasted a “cocoa tea” – a traditional West Indian breakfast drink – on the dining deck at True Blue Bay in <b>Grenada</b>, my first thought was that it could do with sweetening. A nanosecond later I remembered that people had had the same thought in the chocolate and coffee houses of 1700s Britain, and …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Summer holidays: new flight routes from Britain

British holidaymakers will enjoy easier connections to destinations across Europe this summer, as airlines have added a significant number of new routes across the continent, with a notable emphasis on Greece, Turkey and Croatia.<p>This week easyJet added three new routes to Preveza in Greece, Pula in …

This Is the Best PC Security Software You Can Buy

Security software should ideally be easy to use and should detect and remove every piece of malware — all without slowing your computer down or …

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Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

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Elegant escapism on Turkey's Lycian Coast

A seven-night, boutique holiday on Turkey's Lycian Coast, with breakfast, all travel and incredible sea views<p>As The Times recently wrote, "If you're …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

11 Google apps you probably didn’t know existed

Google introduced a brand new standalone app called YouTube Kids today, initially available in the U.S. only, which is its first product “built from the ground up with little ones in mind,” according to the Internet giant.<p>From Maps and Gmail to Translate and YouTube, Google already offers a myriad …

Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Malta

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Older workers must pick their own retirement age, says IDS

Government stresses the importance of older workers and says it will do more to ensure people can stay in work for longer<p>Britain's retirement age "should be when someone chooses to retire", Iain Duncan Smith will say, as he pledges to ensure that older workers are not “thrown on the scrapheap”.<p>The …