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Afghanistan: land of beauty and brutality

Steve McCurry has been photographing the landscapes and people of Afghanistan since the 1970s. A selection of his stunning pictures is going on show in London • Steve McCurry's Afghanistan – in pictures<p>Afghanistan's spectacular beauty stuns most foreigners who visit primed to expect violence, …

Whale graveyard shows mass stranding of species millions of years ago

Chilean site branded most diverse on planet for marine mammals after Pan-American highway roadworks discovery<p>A mass graveyard of fossilised whales unearthed in Chile was created by four separate strandings over a period of 10,000 years, scientists believe.<p>The skeletons of dozens of baleen whales …

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The Secrets of Good Fondue, According to Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby

When it came to food, the 1970s got a lot of things wrong. Fondue wasn’t one of them. Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby explains.<p>My husband, Patrick, turned 41 last year. For his birthday, he wanted a dinner party with fondue. I said, “Okay, if we’re going to do this, we’ve got to do it right.” So we …

Cooking

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Meet the million-year-olds: Human footprints found in Britain are the oldest ever seen outside of Africa

Extraordinary new evidence of Britain's first human inhabitants has been discovered in Norfolk. Around 50 footprints, made by members by an early …

A New Photo Archive Of Bohemian Brooklyn Circa 1970

New Yorkers love to peep into stranger’s homes, whether it’s through an illuminated ground floor window, or through décor porn sites like Grace Bonney’s Design*Sponge or Apartment Therapy.<p>The New York Public Library just digitized an archive of prints from the 1970s that indulges that exact …

Hitmen for hire: academics unlock the secret behaviour of Britain's contract killers

Study finds the average cost of a hit is £15,000 – and motive is often mundane<p>They are classified as novices, journeymen, dilettantes or masters. They are Britain's hitmen – killers who ply their deadly trade in return for cash, and who for the first time have become the subject of a major academic …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

Landscape Photography

Murder in Hampstead: the author, the dissident and a trial held in secret

Decision due on plea to lift contempt order so Wang Yam, who is serving life for killing Alan Chappelow, can take case to ECHR<p>It is, according to the estate agents, "probably the most valuable plot of land with planning permission to come to the market for sale in Hampstead Village … ever". The …

Chinese warship in Cyprus to aid Syrian chemical weapons removal

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (Reuters) - A Chinese frigate which will help escort Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons out of the country docked in Cyprus on Saturday as part of a delayed international mission.<p>The Yancheng, a missile frigate, will accompany a Norwegian-Danish convoy which is in international …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p><b>For Your World Travel Bucket List</b><p>Typically, when <b>ancient archaeological sites</b> get some form of development, it’s a benefit. With development …

Archaeology

DNA test confirms identify of Saudi militant held in Lebanon - army

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon confirmed on Friday that a man in army detention is the alleged leader of an al Qaeda-linked militant group that operates throughout the Middle East.<p>U.S. national security sources on Tuesday had confirmed the detention of Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, reported leader of …

Now there is no denying Margaret Thatcher's failings in 1984 and beyond

Documents released by the National Archives show just how well the former prime minister was served by the spin machine<p>One can look at today's disclosures about the doings in the office of Margaret Thatcher and wonder whether poor Gordon Brown got the roughest end of a very rough stick. The Labour …

Iraq army, tribes join forces against al Qaeda

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Dressed in black and waving al Qaeda flags, Islamist insurgents battled tribesmen for control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Friday, while in Fallujah they grabbed loudspeakers after weekly prayers to call for support.<p>The militants, who have been tightening their grip on the …