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A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

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Jeremy Corbyn spoke to the masses, but I just saw a false prophet

I went to a Corbyn rally to understand the phenomenon. But the maverick Leftie's sheer banality only depressed me<p>Yesterday I went to Camden Town Hall to watch Jeremy Corbyn speak to the masses. And they were indeed massing. 600 people packed into the main hall. Another couple of hundred jammed into …

Sir Edward Heath's Tory Whip Tim Fortescue Told BBC He Could Cover Up 'Scandals Involving Small Boys'

Footage showing a senior whip in Sir Edward Heath's government boasting that he could cover up “scandals involving small boys” has resurfaced, …

George Osborne overtakes Boris Johnson as favourite to lead Tories

George Osborne has moved in front of Boris Johnson for the first time to become favourite among Conservative members to be the next leader of the party, according to a poll.<p>The latest monthly poll by the website Conservative Home shows the chancellor ahead of the London mayor, with nearly one in …

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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Page 3: If Britain's going to have a culture war, can it be about something serious?

Maybe Page 3 does say something important about modern Britain, but I can't see it<p>In America, they are in the midst of a new culture war. Actually, it’s the same old culture war. But it currently has new combatants. <b>Clint Eastwood being the latest draftee.</b><p>Skip over to the Washington Post, and you …

Breaking Free: One Woman's Journey From Marriage to Independence

It's taboo for a woman to write about her private life, says author Alexandra Fuller.<p>When 22-year-old Alexandra (Bo) Fuller met her husband, Charlie Ross, in Zambia, he seemed the perfect partner: good-looking, adventurous but grounded, all-American. Swept off her feet, she followed him to a new …

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Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

TOKYO (AP) — Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by …

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