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Ford vows 'war' after Toronto council votes to reduce mayor's powers

Toronto city council has overwhelmingly voted to curb Mayor Rob Ford's power and chop his budget by more than half, the latest in a string of drastic measures designed to rein in the city's controversial leader.<p>Monday's vote followed a tumultuous debate that saw Mr. Ford bolt across the council …

Sardinia hit by deadly floods

It seems likely that the death toll from the flash flooding which hit the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, following torrential rain, will continue to rise in the coming days.<p>That at least 16 people could lose their lives in such an idyllic location, in a part of the world not usually associated …

Last British resident in Guantánamo Bay: we are treated like animals

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantánamo Bay – where he has been incarcerated for the past eleven years despite protests from the British government – has spoken from his prison cell for the first time.<p>"Tell the world the truth … Please, we are tired. Either you leave us to die in …

Japan wants to sell its super-fast levitating trains to the US

Former US politicians have visited Japan for a ride on a train that uses magnetic levitation to travel at 315 mph. As cities around the world consider the introduction of maglev trains, the Japanese government hopes the American group's experience of the journey — a test ahead of Japan's planned …

Spiritual Healers Keep Watch For Plague In Uganda

When medical anthropologist Mary Hayden visits her colleague Yofet, he tells her, "Mary, you don't need to call before you arrive because I already know you're coming."<p>Yoset, you see, is a traditional healer in northern Uganda. "The spirit comes over him and tells him how to treat people," Hayden …

Plastics, Chemicals Used in Cosmetics Linked to Premature Births

Exposure to phthalates, a type of chemical used in certain plastics and cosmetics, has been linked in a recent study to an elevated risk that pregnant women will deliver their babies prematurely. More from Reuters:<p>Researchers found that women who delivered babies before 37 weeks gestation had …

Indian central bank unshackles foreign banks

He's just a little more than two months into his job, but new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Govind Rajan seems to be making all the right moves as far as reviving the country's ailing economy is concerned. At least till now.<p>Since taking over on September 4, concerns over rupee …

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Long lost sisters reunite through shared history and DNA test results<p>Massive evacuation in India as historic flooding leaves hundreds dead<p>Worst …

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Proserpine by Rossetti sets price record of £3.3m

The work had been expected to fetch up to £1.8m<p><b>Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti has sold for £3,274,500 ($5,275,000) at auction in London, setting a new record for the artist.</b><p>Auction house Sotheby's said a fierce round of bidding, involving five international bidders, was won by a private …

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Beirut suicide blasts raise tensions in Lebanon as Sunni militants target Iran

Two explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut have killed at least 23 people, including an Iranian diplomat, causing extensive damage to one of Lebanon's most heavily guarded districts and once again raising fears that the country is being sucked into the civil war raging over its border in …

Lebanon: Iran's embassy in Beirut hit by two explosions

Two explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut have killed at least 23 people, wounded more than 150, including an Iranian diplomat, and caused extensive damage to one of Lebanon's most heavily guarded buildings.<p>The attack shattered more than two months of relative calm in Lebanon and was cast …

Lebanon suicide blasts hit Iran's embassy in Beirut

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Design Sleuth: The Black Toilet Seat

A little-considered issue that will arise during any bathroom update or remodel: the toilet seat. Going for glamor? Make it black.<p>Above: A bathroom …

15 Blue Kitchen Design Ideas That'll Both Soothe and Stun

These spaces are truly heavenly.<p>According to Feng Shui, blue inspires both confidence and wisdom. It's no wonder you feel drawn to use it every room. Whether it's the backsplash or the cabinets, infuse your space with the prettiest shade of the rainbow using these designer kitchens as a guide.

3 Ways to Add Surprise Colorful Details to Your Home

Bright colors and patterns can be a great way to add personality and style to your home, but including them in large quantities can seem …

Modern Blend of Yellow Cubic Volumes: House A&J in Eindhoven

Displaying an intriguing yellow exterior, <b>House A&J</b> is a compact modern residence envisioned by CKX architecten in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The …

Would You Rather: Hydrangeas or Roses?

Which floral arrangement would you choose? Tell us in the comments!<p><i>Want to see more? Tour photo A, from a historic Savannah, Georgia, row house and photo</i> <i>B , from a Los Angeles house that's perfect for entertaining.</i><p>-------------<p><b>Plus:</b><p>A NYC Apartment with Stunning Details >> 10 Pretty, Easy-to-Do …

6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Designers share their tricks.<p>From being able to kick back with an ottoman to keeping a throw in every room, we asked five decorators to share how they make a house feel more cozy.

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I want to eat that photo above. Utter perfection. Captured by talented Parisian photographer Germain Suignard. All the others are his as well. There …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

Top Pin of the Day: A Black Lacquered Bathroom

See what's trending today. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>"This little black lacquered box of a guest bath is everyone's favorite room," Mark D. Sikes says of this bathroom in his Los Angeles house. "Very dramatic and sexy." A Regency ebony-and-bone mirror is propped …

Monumental Minimalism from Morocco on the Island of Ibiza

A bold facade with a moorish air of mystery welcomes visitors to a vacation villa on the Spanish resort island of Ibiza.<p>From the terrace, the resort …

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Sweet jeezus this bathroom is an absolute DREAM! Via Minosa. <i>The clients were searching for a fresh contemporary space that better utilised their</i> …

34 Window Treatment Ideas That'll Dramatically Improve Your View

Bonus: Some styles make your windows look bigger, too.<p>Window treatments are a seriously important — and often overlooked — part of a room. They can be functional, purely decor, or strike a balance between the two, depending on your space and the amount of natural light you receive. Whether it's …

Unusual Layout Defining a 58 Sqm Open Studio Apartment in Ukraine

<b>Dan Vakhramieiev</b>, creative director at FILD, designed and developed an inviting studio apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. The project is a conversion of a …

Fresh Flowers For Every Room of the House

Every home needs fresh flowers. They bring in life and an air of organic beauty to any space. So, it’s only natural that we’ve become advocators of …

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