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'I hope this won't be news in 10 years'

<b>As the Foreign Office appoints its first black female career diplomat as British high commissioner, NneNne Iwuji-Eme shares her secrets for success in diplomacy - from stocking up on Shreddies to forming your very own "master alliance".</b><p>Ms Iwuji-Eme will travel to Mozambique as British high …

‘What’s the point of a risk-free life?’ – Deborah Levy on starting again at 50

At 50, two decades of stable family life fell apart. In this extract from her memoir, the novelist recalls finding strength in the chaos – and a new voice<p>As Orson Welles told us, if we want a happy ending, it depends on where we stop the story. One January night I was eating coconut rice and fish …

Scuba Diving

Scrap 'highly regressive' council tax, says thinktank

Council tax is an outdated and regressive levy on households that should be scrapped in favour of a progressive levy on property, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation.<p>The thinktank said council tax had become almost flat-rated in some areas to leave it resembling the much maligned …

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Sali Hughes's 25 top fixes to keep you looking young – without surgery

I will be 40 in 18 months. When I was a child, this landmark birthday meant the start of life with a white cauliflower hairdo and sensible shoes ordered from a Sunday supplement; it meant the end of makeup. This seems ludicrous now, when so many 40-year-old women are at the height of their powers …

Así se compran casas en España desde sociedades en paraísos fiscales

Antonio Ruiz Soler fue el bailaor y director artístico español más afamado de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Conocido como <b>Antonio el bailarín</b>, su …

Legal challenge launched against Quebec face-covering ban

<b>Two Canadian advocacy groups have filed a constitutional challenge against a controversial religious neutrality law in Quebec.</b><p>Bill 62 bars people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service.<p>It was passed by the provincial legislature in October.<p>The challenge was filed in …

Texas shooting: Gunman 'escaped mental hospital in 2012'

<b>The gunman who killed 26 churchgoers in Texas fled from a mental health clinic in 2012, according to a police report.</b><p>El Paso officers who detained Devin Kelley five years ago were told he was "a danger to himself and others".<p>Kelley had been sent to the hospital after he was court-martialled for …

Magazines 'mislead' women over fertility chances

<b>Magazines that feature famous older mums who give birth without referring to fertility treatment can create "highly damaging" misconceptions.</b><p>Research by the New York University School of Medicine looked at 416 issues of Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and US Weekly from 2010 to 2014.<p>Only two out of …

Is your phone listening in? Your stories

<b>Facebook has always denied using smartphone microphones to gather audio from people's real-life conversations and then use that data to serve advertising.</b><p>Last week Facebook's vice-president of ads, Rob Goldman, said on Twitter that the technology giant did not and had never carried out the practice.<p>…

Parachute trial: Wife 'asked did you try to bump me off?'

<b>The wife of an Army sergeant accused of tampering with her parachute told police she asked her husband "did you try to bump me off?", a court heard.</b><p>Victoria Cilliers also told officers the skydive in which she suffered multiple injuries in a 4,000ft fall in April 2015 would be her last.<p>Emile …

Un estudio demuestra que los que creen en conspiraciones realmente perciben el mundo de manera diferente

No es una frase hecha. Las personas que más creen en teorías de la conspiración realmente ven el mundo de manera diferente gracias a una peculiaridad …

Pico de actividad de las Oriónidas de 2017

Por @Wicho — 21 de Octubre de 2017<p>La Tierra está pasando por la parte de su órbita que atraviesa los restos dejados atrás por el cometa Halley, con …

Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files

<b>Donald Trump has said he plans to allow the opening of a trove of long-classified files on the assassination of former president John F Kennedy.</b><p>The president tweeted to say he would allow the release "subject to receipt of further information".<p>The files are scheduled to be opened by the US National …

Titanic letter sells for world record price at auction

<b>One of the last known letters to have been written on the Titanic has sold for a world record price at auction.</b><p>The letter, written by American businessman and Titanic passenger, Oscar Holverson, fetched £126,000.<p>It was sought-after because he wrote it on 13 April 1912 - the day before the …

Porqué necesitamos un gestor documental en las empresas

Hay que reconocerlo. La organización de la documentación en la mayoría de las empresas es un desastre. Se acumula documentación, versiones diferentes …

Descubre la bella Lisboa con estos ocho planes gratuitos

Lisboa es el destino de moda, para comprobarlo solo hace falta echar un vistazo a Instagram. Su cercanía y su belleza la convierten en un destino …

Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It

The realization that you are getting older can come in waves.<p>You watch movies and point to the actors, saying: “She’s dead. Oh, he’s dead, too.”<p>Your parents move to a retirement community they call God’s waiting room.<p>You hear more snap, crackle and pop in your joints than in your breakfast …

Pew Research Center

All the questions about hurricanes you haven't been too embarrassed to ask

With three major storms in the Atlantic following on the heels of Harvey, all eyes are on hurricanes. From storm strength to forecasts, here are …

Hurricane Harvey: Texas battered by high winds and rain

<b>Hurricane Harvey has slammed into Texas with initial winds of up to 130mph (215km/h) battering coastal areas.</b><p>The biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 13 years is moving slowly, with 16.43in (42cm) of rain reported in one area.<p>Catastrophic flooding is expected, though Harvey's winds were …

Antequera, un fascinante laberinto

Molletes en el desayuno para ganar energía y recorrer los dólmenes, las iglesias, el museo que guarda la escultura romana de un efebo y El Torcal, un …

Giant dinosaur slims down... a bit

<b>So, it wasn’t quite as big as they first thought, but the dimensions of the colossal dinosaur unearthed in Argentina in 2014 still take your breath away.</b><p>Its fossil bones suggested at the time the animal - this week named <i>Patagotitan mayorum</i> - could have tipped the scales at 77 tonnes.<p>Further …

¿Qué acabó con los Rapa Nui? La hipótesis que explicaba el colapso de la civilización en la Isla de Pascua es falsa

Cuando los primeros occidentales llegaron a la Isla de Pascua se toparon con un auténtico enigma: una isla deforestada y habitada por tan solo un …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Quantum Mechanics

Chile turns chilly as Santiago hit by rare heavy snowfall

<b>A rare snowfall in the Chilean capital Santiago has caused disruption and blackouts, leaving thousands of residents shivering in the dark.</b><p>About 250,000 people were hit by power cuts, officials said, mostly caused by snow-laden trees falling on cables.<p>One death was reported - of a worker trying to …

A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

<b>A mariner who has spent years travelling "hundreds of thousands of nautical miles" to measure the impact of plastic waste in the ocean has estimated that a "raft" of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles (2.5m sq km) is concentrated in a region of the South Pacific.</b><p>Capt Charles …

London attack: Politicians v the internet

<b>Prime Minister Theresa May has said more must be done to tackle terror online.</b><p>In a speech on Sunday, following the terrorist attack in London, she said the internet provided a "safe space" for extremist ideology to breed.<p>But technology companies and cyber-security experts have warned that tighter …

London attack: Vigil held to remember victims

<b>Thousands of people gathered under leaden skies to remember those who were killed and injured in Saturday night's terror attack in London.</b><p>The crowd of all ages and backgrounds filled Potters Field Park, less than a mile from where three men drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before launching a …

The curse of the people who never feel pain

Pain is the body's way of telling us to be careful – but there are some who go their entire lives without feeling it. Could their disorder unlock new ways to safely deal with chronic pain?<p>At the Institute of Human Genetics in Aachen, Germany, Dr Ingo Kurth is preparing for a rather unusual …

Transgender teen: 'Never been so sure about anything'

<b>Llyr, who grew up as a farmer's son in rural mid Wales as part of a close agricultural community, is transgender. Aged 16, she is one of 75 children and young people from Wales referred to a specialist NHS clinic as a result of transgender feelings last year. Here Llyr tells her story.</b><p>Looking in …

Learner driver test stalled over instructor's car

<b>A learner driver was on course to pass her test - until the instructor's uninsured car was stopped by police.</b><p>The learner and examiner were pulled over during a driving test in Tile Cross, east Birmingham, on Saturday.<p>West Midlands Police checked the car and found it also had no MoT. They later …