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A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a 350-year-old painting(...)

July has officially been deemed a historical washout. The dull grey skies and downpours are driving many towards a sun holiday at any cost. To(...)

I can see a look of confusion cross my little girl’s face as the glass elevator doors open and two burly men with impressive beards take their place i(...)

Mount Vesuvius towers over the Italian city of Naples. Photograph: Getty Images

See Naples. And sigh. Formerly the glorious capital of a separate kingdom, Italy’s third-largest city – after Rome and Milan – spiralled into decline (...)

The DFA roster contains many crowd-pullers, but over the years it has also made room for less heralded adventurous souls, such as Delia Gonzal(...)

There will be more expansive documents from Anthony Naples in time, but Body Pill is worth exploring as an insight into the current body swing(...)

Francesco Rosi, who has died aged 92, was a film-maker who was fascinated with power, poverty and politics and whose commitment to social issues made (...)

Things to see in Chicago  include the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History and the Art Institute of Chicago
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My daughter is studying in Springfield, Illinois, for a year and my husband, 17-year-old son and I are planning to visit. We need to go mid-term in(...)

Euro zone inflation slowed further in September on falling prices of unprocessed food and energy, a first estimate showed today, sending the euro low(...)

As president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011, Jean-Claude Trichet played a central role in the Irish bailout. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank will discuss the question of Jean-Claude Trichet’s appearance before the Irish banking inquiry i(...)