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Queen Elizabeth II at 92: These photos document the making of modern history

Britain’s longest-ever ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, turns 92 today (April 21). Living through the terms of 21 UK prime ministers and 16 US presidents, she has reigned for 65 years as one constant in a world that has enormous change.<p>Through photos from the year she was born to present day, …

Queen Elizabeth II

The 4-Letter Trick Fighter Pilots Use to Make Tough Decisions Fast

How to make good decisions when you're under the gun -- literally or metaphorically.<p>If you have infinite time to decide, it's relatively easy to make good choices. You gather every applicable detail, weigh the pros and cons, consult your values and your gut, and finally make a call. But as we all …

Why you should avoid non-stick pots and pans if you want to lose weight

People trying to lose weight should avoid cooking with non-stick pots and pans, a new study suggests.<p>Fresh research into chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which are also present in paper plates and grease-proof paper, found a link between levels in the blood and an inability to …

Diabetes

Michael Wolff To Trevor Noah On Donald Trump: “Yeah, He’s Stupid”

President Donald Trump is a very stupid man and everyone in the White House knows it, “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff said of President Donald …

Chamber of Commerce

Ben Rhodes: ‘Obama has a serenity that I don't. I get more exercised’

He spent 10 years as Barack Obama’s right-hand man. As a new film puts him in the spotlight, he talks high-stakes diplomacy and the chaos of Trump’s White House<p>In his final foreign speech as president, Barack Obama spoke to a crowd in Athens. “As you may have noticed,” he said, “the next American …

Foreign Policy

Queen Elizabeth has a fortune worth over $500 million — here's how much the British royal family is worth

You might say the royal family is old money. Centuries-old money, to be exact.<p>According to Forbes, Queen Elizabeth II had an estimated net worth of $530 million as of 2016. Forbes also reports the British monarchy "contributes nearly £1.8 billion to the UK economy" annually, including £550 million …

Queen Elizabeth II

Britain once punched above its weight. Now we are irrelevant

Britain has lost its way and is having an identity crisis, says the New York Times. Just as Dean Acheson’s barb that Britain had lost an empire and …

Too much cheese lands van man in pickle with police

<b>A van driver was pulled over by police as he had too much cheese on board.</b><p>Officers found the vehicle was 41% over its weight limit, in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire on Monday.<p>The driver was left in a pickle as the van had 2,822lb (1,280kg) more cheese than it was allowed to carry. Officers said it had to …

Cambridgeshire

Theresa May speech prank prompts security review

<b>Security at future Conservative Party conferences will be reviewed after a prankster got close enough to the prime minister to hand her a P45.</b><p>Comedian Simon Brodkin - also known as his TV persona Lee Nelson - handed the sheet of paper to Theresa May in the middle of her speech.<p>He was arrested by …

United Kingdom

MoD sells off ships, planes and vehicles to meet £20billion hole in defence budget

OUR armed forces have launched a bargain sale to meet a £20billion hole in the defence budget. Ships, planes and armoured vehicles worth millions of …

Hurricane Irma: UK's aid budget cannot be spent on overseas territories

<b>The UK's £13bn aid budget cannot be used to help the British overseas territories hit by Hurricane Irma, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Under international aid rules, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands are considered too wealthy to qualify for assistance.<p>Instead, the UK's emergency …

United Kingdom

Norway: The country where no salaries are secret

<b>This week the British papers revelled in news about how much the BBC's on-air stars get paid, though the salaries of their counterparts in commercial TV remain under wraps. In Norway, there are no such secrets. Anyone can find out how much anyone else is paid - and it rarely causes problems.</b><p>In the …

World Economic Forum

Army chief: Public has to understand why we need 'boots on the ground'

<b>As he visits troops bolstering Nato's eastern border in Estonia in response to rising tensions with Russia, General Sir Nick Carter - the British army's top soldier - explains how the armed forces need to win support for their changing mission.</b><p>Public support in Britain for the Army has been …

Military

Ascension Islanders left stranded after RAF halts flights

<b>Ascension Island, home to around 800 people, is even more cut off than it used to be after weekly flights linking the island to the UK were stopped - due to a dodgy runway and the wrong kind of RAF aircraft.</b><p>The British overseas territory is the tip of an old volcano in the Atlantic Ocean, mid-way …

Cape Town

Viewpoint: Why we all need to watch Brad Pitt's film War Machine

<b>The longest war the US has ever fought - 16 years and counting - is about to get longer as President Donald Trump decides on sending several thousand more troops to Afghanistan.</b><p>As with the wars in the Middle East, Afghanistan highlights the difficult political choices and counter-insurgency …

Afghanistan

Prince Harry 'wanted out' of Royal Family

<b>Prince Harry was once so disillusioned with being part of the Royal Family that he decided he "wanted out".</b><p>Having considered giving up his title, he finally decided he should remain and "work out a role for myself".<p>Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the prince - who is fifth in line to the throne - …

Prince Harry

The (Secret) City of London, Part 2: Government

The (Secret) City of London, Part 1: History

Sir David Attenborough regrets missed family time

<b>Sir David Attenborough says his only career regret is missing out on time with his children.</b><p>The Planet Earth presenter said his work took him away for months at a time when his two children, Susan and Robert, were growing up.<p>Sir David told the Radio Times: "If you have a child of six or eight and …

David Attenborough

Kenya's new Madaraka Express railway in pictures

<b>Kenya has inaugurated its first major new railway for more than a century, running from the capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa.</b><p>The $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded railway is the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence. It was also built by a Chinese company and many of …

Africa

Flamingo balancing act saves energy

<b>Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists have confirmed.</b><p>It may be their signature pose, but how and why the birds perch on one limb has been a longstanding puzzle.<p>Now, a team from the US has shown that flamingos employ no active muscular effort when …

Georgia Tech

The Falklands penguins that would not explode

<b>The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands were intended to kill or maim British soldiers, but over the last 35 years they have become de facto nature reserves for penguins. For better or worse, however, the time has now come for their home to be demined, reports Matthew Teller.</b><p>I'm following a …

South America

Nigerian Artist Spends Up to 200 Hours Creating Hyperrealistic Pencil Portraits

Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley creates hyperrealistic pencil art that captures the spirit of his subjects. His incredible portraits, which can take up to 200 hours to complete, are nuanced artworks that tell as much about Stanley’s patience and dedication as they do about the sitter.<p>Stanley’s …

'Never think that war ... is not a crime,' and more defining WWI quotes

As the U.S. on Thursday marks the 100-year anniversary of the country’s entry into World War I on April 6, 1917, here are some memorable quotes that help define the conflict:<p>1. “This is a war to end all wars.”<p>— Woodrow Wilson, 1917<p>President Woodrow Wilson made the saying famous, but he was not the …

Remembrance Day

Vesna Vulovic, stewardess who survived 33,000ft fall, dies

<b>Vesna Vulovic, an air stewardess who survived the highest ever fall by a human being after her plane broke up at 33,000ft (10,000m), has died aged 66.</b><p>State TV in Vulovic's home country of Serbia said she was found dead in her apartment in Belgrade. The cause of death was not immediately …

Airplanes

The match that pitted white players against black players

<b>In 1979 West Bromwich Albion were looking for an idea for a benefit match for one of their longest serving players, Len Cantello. Somebody, we don't know who, came up with the idea of a match pitting black players against white players. Yes, really: blacks v whites, writes Adrian Chiles.</b><p><b>Warning:</b> …

West Bromwich Albion

David Harewood: Will Britain ever have a black prime minister?

<b>Take two children born in the UK today - one black and one white. What are the chances of one of them becoming prime minister? The black child is 12 times less likely to make it, according to a BBC documentary presented by David Harewood. The actor, who starred in the TV drama Homeland, reflects on</b> …

United Kingdom

Political humour from Osborne, Farage, Johnson and May

George Osborne, Nigel Farage, Theresa May and Boris Johnson provided moments of comedy at Wednesday's Spectator magazine Parliamentarian of the Year awards,<p>Radio 4's Today programme looked at some highlights.

Boris Johnson

15 Cheap Muscle-Building Foods That Aren't Chicken

1 of 15<p>Per Bernal<p>1. Spinach<p>There’s a reason this was Popeye’s go-to for muscle-building. Since there’s a ton of spinach packed into each can, you get …

Funny Google Search Tricks and Secrets(Best Collections-2016)

Unless you’re living a life without technology, <b>Google</b> is used by almost everyone. Last month around 12 billion searches was made through Google by …

Google