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The abandoned village of Mitlino in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, near the town of Argayash, in 1994, site of a serious nuclear accident in 1957. Photograph: Getty Images

Argayash is a cynical, mistrustful town. Decades of being lied to by the government about being down the road from a leaking nuclear plant does that t(...)

Former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Photograph: Reuters

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, president Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss a probe (...)

Celine Byrne.

Maria Callas probably put it best: “You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a firework. The(...)

Britain’s Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and her husband Philip Duke of Edinburgh on honeymoon on November 25th, 1947, in Hampshire. Photograph:  STRSTR/AFP/Getty

At St James’s Palace on Thursday afternoon, a small group of tourists peered earnestly through the railings at the guardsmen on sentry duty, snug and (...)

Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn. Photograph: Reuters

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss a probe(...)

Alexander Tretiakov: 2014 Olympic champion has been banned from all future Games. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned four more Russian athletes for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Having already anno(...)

A Rohingya refugee woman walks with a child in her lap in Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on Thursday. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Rakh(...)

Mayday parade in Moscow in 1980, one of the photos from Marco Carnovale’s new blog

In February 1980, an Italian student of politics by the name of Marco Carnovale embarked upon an exchange programme in Communist Poland armed with a N(...)

Is this the first selfie, taken by Paris Hilton in 2006?

In case you missed it, or perhaps studiously avoid any piece of news in which the words “Paris” and “Hilton” are conjoined, it is my solemn duty to in(...)

Harris Dickinson as Frankie (middle) in Beach Rats. The British actor plays a conflicted teen who hangs out with his girlfriend and the lads at the beach during the day and, by night, cruises around gay hook-up websites. Photograph: Neon

Harris Dickinson is a little late for our interview, but he has a series of very solid excuses. Long story short: Dickinson is in high demand. Next Se(...)

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