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Lost Fetish Files of Mid-Century S&M

<i>Note: this article includes some sexually explicit and graphic content.</i> <i>T</i>here’s something especially spicy about mid-century, femme-dominant S&M — and …

An ICON MANN Salute to Sidney Poitier

#SaluteALegend<p>There is a pervasive narrative that even now, in 2017, seeks to undermine the necessity, potential, and positive realities of Black …

Black History

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

<b>It's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years".</b><p>It is based around the idea that some people are being betrayed by their fiercest protector. …

Van Niekerk shatters world record in 400 to win Olympic gold

The 24-year-old Van Niekerk leaned at the finish line, which he really didn't need to do as Kirani James of Grenada and LaShawn Merritt of the Unites …

Bolt shines bright, wins another gold in Olympic 100

So, on a muggy night in Rio, Bolt took aim at Michael Phelps and the Olympics themselves, shoving the swimmer and all his 23 medals to the background …

My Manchester United XI

<b>Paul Pogba said "the time is right to go back to Old Trafford" after completing his world-record £89m transfer to Manchester United.</b><p>The 23-year-old midfielder returns after four years away, having left United for Juventus for £1.5m in 2012.<p>Pogba, who has signed a five-year deal, added: "This is the …

'Dangerous' Trump: 50 key Republicans sign letter warning against candidate

National security and foreign policy officials from GOP administrations dating back decades say candidate would be history’s ‘most reckless’ US president<p>Many longtime Republican foreign policy and national security officials have issued their most vociferous repudiation of Donald Trump to date, …

Donald Trump

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s speech on his economic plan

Donald Trump outlined his economic vision for the US on Monday, including plans to dramatically slash taxes. Here we fact-check his key claims.<p>Trump's economic plan: no 'death tax', less business tax, and fewer regulations<p>Read more<p><b>“When we were governed by the ‘America first’ policy, Detroit was</b> …

Great Depression

Brains of overweight people look ten years older than those of lean peers

Scans show greater shrinkage in volume of white matter in overweight and obese people, although it does not appear to affect cognitive performance<p>The brains of people who are obese or overweight appear to have aged an extra 10 years compared to their lean peers from middle age onwards, brain …

Biomedicine

Asthma drug 'gamechanger' could revolutionise treatment

Fevipiprant trial indicates it could halve patients’ risk of suffering asthma attacks and being admitted to hospital<p>A new asthma drug that could revolutionise the treatment of the 500,000 Britons with moderate or severe versions of the condition and reduce the number of deaths from has been hailed …

Medicine

Scientists discover what cocaine does to the brain to make it so addictive

Scientists have uncovered what cocaine does to the body and the brain to make it so addictive.<p>Researchers gave rats access to cocaine and allowed …

Scientists in South Africa have discovered a compound that could end malaria

Scientists at the University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) say they have found a new anti-malaria compound “with potential for both treatment and prevention of malaria.”<p>The compound, which is set to be developed and is referred to as ‘UCT943’, is the second candidate …

South Africa

Henrik Stenson dedicates Open victory to late friend Mike Gerbich

Henrik Stenson spoke of the inner belief that he would win the 145th Open Championship, with the Swede dedicating the Claret Jug to a late friend after claiming his first major in stunning fashion.<p>On an extraordinary Sunday, Stenson carded a record-equalling major round of 63 to take the Open by …

Golf

France calls up reserves to boost security after Nice attack

NICE, France (AP) — Seeking to quell fear and criticism, the French government called up thousands of police reserves Saturday to increase security …

Eye witnesses recall horror as they celebrated France's Bastille Day: 'there was carnage on the road'

• Nice terror attack: live updates<p>Men, women and children were out on the streets of Nice in their thousands celebrating Bastille Day as a fireworks display lit up the sky.<p>Moments later they were running for their lives as a lorry suddenly sped into view, targeting the crowds that had lined the …

Statins linked to dramatically improved mortality rates for cancer patients

Statins could be significantly boosting survival rates among patients with the four most common types of cancer, a 14-year study of one million people has found.<p>The huge survey has established strong associations between high cholesterol and improved mortality among people suffering from breast, …

Cancer

France get final wish after Antoine Griezmann’s double sinks Germany

The din that greeted the final whistle served as an exorcism. The French need never shudder again at the memory of traumas suffered at the hands of these opponents in Seville and Guadalajara three decades ago, or even the deflation endured in the steamy heat of the Maracanã at the last World Cup. …

Soccer

Paul Pogba teaches brilliant but blunt Germans a lesson in cutting edge | Barney Ronay

Joachim Löw’s Germany were sometimes peerless but always without punch while Pogba was often dominated but ultimately decisive for France<p>Germany’s grand, elegantly captivating project found its outer limits at the Stade Vélodrome. The world champions will not roll their triumph in Brazil into …

Soccer

Neuer mistake hands Griezmann France's second

Antoine Griezmann pounces on an error by Germany keeper Manuel Neuer to scored his and France's second goal of their Euro 2016 semi-final.<p><i>Available to UK users only.</i>

Manchester United in chase for £84m Paul Pogba but Real Madrid lead race

• France midfielder is thought to favour a move from Juventus to the Bernabéu<br>• José Mourinho wants United to meet €300,000-per-week wage demands<p>Paul Pogba will join Manchester United only if his first choice of Real Madrid proves impossible, with José Mourinho’s hopes of securing the France …

Soccer

African migrants are returning from China and telling their compatriots not to go

When Lamin Ceesay, an energetic 25-year-old from Gambia, arrived in China last year, he thought his life had made a turn for the better. As the oldest of four siblings, he was responsible for caring for his family, especially after his father passed away. But jobs were few in his hometown of …

Africa

France 2 Romania 1, Euro 2016: Dimitri Payet the hero as superb strike seals winning start for hosts

To arms, citizens, as the old song goes and just when it looked like there was no way for the hosts of Euro 2016 to find a route through the stubbornly-erected barricades of Romania, the star of the opening night, Dimitri Payet, settled the matter in spectacular fashion.<p>There has scarcely been a …

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

<b>Boxing legend Muhammad Ali - one of the world's greatest sporting figures - has died at the age of 74.</b><p>The former world heavyweight champion died late on Friday at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, having been admitted on Thursday.<p>He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a …

The influence of revolutionary Frantz Fanon endures with Africa’s intellectuals

<i>A new book by Leo Zeilig focuses on one of Africa and the modern era’s most celebrated revolutionaries, whose views remain influential long after his death. This is an edited extract.</i><p>Many people spoke well that day. Delegates had come from across the African continent to independent Ghana for the …

Africa

German row over right-winger's 'racist' Boateng remark

<b>The German right-wing Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party has come under fire over comments by one of its leaders about footballer Jerome Boateng that are widely regarded as racist.</b><p>AfD deputy chief Alexander Gauland told a newspaper that Germans would not like to have Boateng, whose father is …

Lewis Hamilton thanks Nico Rosberg for being a gentleman in Monaco

<b>Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton thanked team-mate Nico Rosberg 'for being a gentleman' and letting him through to help him win the Monaco Grand Prix.</b><p>Rosberg struggled for pace early on and was told by Mercedes to allow Hamilton into second behind Daniel Ricciardo.<p>A botched pit stop by Red Bull then …

Lewis Hamilton masters Monaco in the rain to roar back into F1 world championship contention

What a way to do it, what a place to do it. With a drive worthy of his great hero, Ayrton Senna, one which will live long in the memory, Lewis Hamilton won the most pulsating Monaco Grand Prix of recent times, turning the world championship on its head.<p>After eight years, the Monaco drought is over. …

Auto Racing

Edinson Cavani Must Embrace Being Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Replacement at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain successfully defended the Coupe de France with a 4-2 win over Olympique de Marseille at the Stade de France on Saturday.<p>Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, while Blaise Matuidi and Edinson Cavani also found the back of the net for Laurent Blanc’s men. Florian Thauvin and Michy …

Leaving like a legend: Ibrahimovic bows out in spectacular style in Coupe de France final

The 34-year-old scored twice and set up another in the 4-2 win over Marseille, giving him the perfect ending to his career in the French capital, but …

Ex-CIA spy admits tip led to Nelson Mandela's long imprisonment

Former operative says Americans believed the leader was ‘completely under the control of the Soviet Union’, report reveals<p>A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela’s arrest, beginning the leader’s 27 years behind bars, a report said on Sunday.<p>Donald …

South Africa