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The top 10 fairytales

Consolatory fantasies or wise counsel? Materialist lies or emancipatory dreams? Popular trash or the fundamental structure of imaginative literature? Fairytales still provoke vigorous argument. Advocates point to the way they ignite the imagination and spark hopes of liberty. Detractors attack …

Stephen Fry: I took cocaine at Buckingham Palace and House of Lords

Stephen Fry has claimed he took cocaine in Buckingham Palace, the House of Commons and the House of Lords.<p>Detailing his 15-year addiction to the drug, Fry named dozens of exclusive venues where he took the substance, saying he brought them into “squalid disrepute”.<p>They include: Windsor Castle, …

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Contemporary Family Home in Sri Lanka Paying Tribute to Minimalism

Shavanthi & Mohantha Karunaratne House in Sri Lanka is situated at an isolated end, away from the main roads. The land is surrounded by large empty …

PSNI organised meeting with Sri Lanka military adviser after Tamil massacre

FOI request confirms talks but lawyers say no minutes exist of meeting as campaigners blast 'being kept in the dark'<p>Police in Northern Ireland organised a meeting between British officials and a Sri Lankan military adviser a month after the massacre of tens of thousands of Tamil civilians in Sri …

Sri Lanka visa ban won't stop UN inquiry - Navi Pillay

<b>The United Nations has insisted its investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka will go ahead despite being told it will be denied visas.</b><p>Earlier, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the UN team would be refused entry because only Sri Lankan authorities could investigate the allegations.<p>The UN …

Sri Lanka president adamant on barring U.N. war crimes investigators

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will deny visas to United Nations’ investigators probing accusations of war crimes as it strengthens a domestic panel looking into allegations related to its 26-year war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday.<p>Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures as he …

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12 Of The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Remote Hideaways

Escape to the glorious middle of nowhere in these sanctuaries, in mountaintops, prairies, forests, and seasides around the world.<p>When you live in a constantly connected (but spiritually disconnected) urban environment, it’s natural to dream about escaping to some wilderness shack and never coming …

This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper

Like to be creative on paper but hate the thought losing your best ideas? Moleskine may have a solution.<p>Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree, and they’ll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Because as hardware …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China