Once in a lifetime:  the new Six Senses retreat in Doura, Portugal
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  • February 14, 2015, 06:00

Action in the Azores Think of them as being like the Aran Islands, but with pineapples. For a clean, green escape with mountains to hike and vol(...)

Lee Carter (R) stands next to her husband Hollis Johnson at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa which overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide on Friday. Ms  Carter’s mother, Kay Carter, traveled to Switzerland to end her life in 2010. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters.

The Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide on Friday, unanimously reversing a decision it made in 1993. The move pu(...)

A worker cleans graffiti on actor Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Police have opened an investigation into a woman’s claims that comedian Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15.Judy Huth, who is suing Cosby (77) for(...)

Deirdre O’Kane as Christine Noble in Noble

How do you capture a personality so enormous as Christina Noble? Over the last quarter of a century, the indomitable Dubliner has toiled energ(...)

Dov Charney: his flamboyant leadership involving legal and financial setbacks finally snapped the close bond with his handpicked board. photograph: keith bedford/bloomberg

In a dimly-lit private dining room at the Redeye Grill in Manhattan, four board members of American Apparel and their lawyer plotted out their next 24(...)

 Budapest’s Sziget music festival is on an island in the Danube River

Sónar Barcelona, Spain, June 12th-14th There’s no shortage of music festivals to choose from in and around Barcelona, but Sónar might be (...)

Rio 2

As this colourful sequel opens, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), the domesticated Minnesota macaw hero of 2011’s Rio, (...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

 Joan Sheehan photographed in her house in Dungarvan getting ready for christmas with the help of her grandchildren Elizabeth Gill  and Emily Gill.  Phototgraph: Mary Browne
The real spirit of Christmas

The mere hint of a notion of opening one’s home to a crowd at Christmas may fluster most of us, but some people have a born talent for creating Christ(...)

A choir in tune with its sexuality

The Glória choir are wearing black tonight, accented with a rainbow of ties in solid colours for the men and big red-silk flowers for the women. When (...)