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The best books of 2016

<b>The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez by Laura Cumming (Chatto & Windus, 304pp)</b><p>Mark Hudson: "Velázquez's monumental masterpiece Las Meninas has obsessed Cumming over 25 years. And she is not alone in that. The questions of who is looking at whom in this extraordinary painting, and why, and …

South China Sea: Indonesia summons Chinese ambassador as fishing dispute escalates

‘We respect China, but we must also maintain our sovereignty,’ says Indonesia minister after crew of Chinese trawler is taken into custody<p>China’s ambassador to Indonesia is being summoned over a standoff involving a trawler in the South China Sea, an incident an international expert described as so …

China

Donald Trump accuses Raul Castro of snubbing Barack Obama by skipping airport welcome

Billionaire asks why Cuban leader met Pope Francis on Tarmac but not American president making first visit in almost 90 years<p>Donald Trump accused Raul Castro, president of Cuba, of snubbing Barack Obama by failing to greet him at the airport as he arrived in Havana for a historic visit on Sunday …

Why do luxury hotels have to treat us like children?

From lollies at reception to posh chocs in the bedroom, everything has to be sugar-coated – and I hate it<p>People worry about the way sugar is pushed at children. But it’s happening to the rest of us, too. Away for work, I book into a cool city hotel, the kind of place you might stay during a …

Scientists Have Created a Painless Patch That Can Control Diabetes Without Injections

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to free diabetics from regular insulin injections. One of the main goals has been to …

Diabetes

The street food that fuels India’s Holi festival

Paint-throwing isn’t the only attraction during the festival of colour; the streets are also vibrant with food and drink<p>Holi, the Hindu festival of colour, is a celebration of good triumphing over evil, marking the end of winter (23 March this year). My favourite Holi snack is <i>dahi bhalla</i>. …

India