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A victim is rushed to a hospital after explosions hit churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Derana TV/Reuters.

The death toll from multiple Easter Day bomb blasts at Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels has risen to 207, with 450 others injured, a police spoke(...)

Competition in Paris’ 5-star hotel markets is gearing up. Following the opening of the Peninsula (pictured), LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury-goods company, is set to open its own ‘palace’ by converting La Samaritaine department store.

A stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe, in a building where George Gershwin composed “An American in Paris” in 1928, the Peninsula opened its doors (...)