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The Jews of Arabia

<b>The Jews may have originated in the Middle East but they were long ago scattered far and wide - to the Gulf, among other places. Few now remain, except in Iran. But a century ago, writes Matthew Teller, there was even a proposal to found a Jewish state at an oasis near Bahrain.</b><p>In 1859 Griffith …

Pictures of the Year: 2014

We've picked a selection of our favourite pictures taken during the past year around the world. Some are dramatic moments, others have a touch of humour, but all sum up the past 12 months.

The year 2014 in archaeology

<b>It's been a fascinating year for ground-breaking archaeology around the globe, with cholera-stricken "vampires", armour made of bone, and the invention of trousers. Here's just a selection of what has made an impact this year.</b><p>Challenging climates<p>While world leaders were formulating an international …

Coco Chanel the Nazi spy: New document reveals that fashion designer worked for Hitler's military intelligence

• <b>French documentary claims late fashion designer worked for the Nazis</b>• <b><br>Had relationship with senior Gestapo officers during Second World War</b>• <b><br>Code-named</b> …

Fully Loaded Kale Salad

Zesty-sweet tahini dressing gently coats the perky, curly shreds of fresh, raw, dark green kale leaves. Each tender fluffy forkful is clustered with …

Curried Quinoa Risotto – Healthy, also Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Curried Quinoa Risotto – Healthy, also Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian<p>Try this healthy risotto with a difference – quinoa based, high protein, low …

13 vegan Thanksgiving recipes we’re grateful for

It might seem counterintuitive, but Thanksgiving is actually the perfect time to broaden your collection of easy vegan recipes. Whether you’re a …

'Interstellar': Stunning And Bold, With Lots Of Corn

Time is a circle, just like Matthew McConaughey said in <i>True Detective</i>. But it isn't flat. It's spherical.<p><i>Interstellar</i>, Christopher Nolan's saline-and-starlight-streaked space-time epic, is so beautiful and ambitious and enveloping that to tick down its imperfections — drippy homilies about how …

Vegan Food So Good You Will Never Miss The Meat

Health experts advise that even if you don't want to stop eating meat entirely it is beneficial to remove meat when you can. Meatless Mondays have …

Kelp Noodles, Low Carb Low Calorie Healthy Recipe

Have you heard of kelp noodles before? They're just long strands made from kelp (a sea vegetable) that have almost no taste (or calories—yay!).<p>While you often see these in healthy recipes, I was pleased to see kelp noodles served to a group of foodies recently at the New York City Wine and Food …

Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

These deliciously gingery gingerbread men cookies are so cute and are amazingly tasty. I really believe that this is the PERFECT vegan gingerbread …