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The damaged facade of the National Cancer Institute after a car bomb explosion in Cairo. Mohamed Hossam/EPA

Twenty people were killed and 47 injured when a car packed with explosives intended for a militant attack blew up outside Cairo’s main cancer hospital(...)

Bomb hit tourist bus near Giza pyramids in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Volker Kreinacke

A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza pyramids, Egyptian officials have said. The blast on Sunday wounded at least 17 people, including (...)

Bedlinen from Piubelle, made in Portugal. But what is thread count, you ask. It’s the measure of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch. Is it important? “Thread counts are a fad,” says Lisa Duffin of Bottom Drawer in Brown Thomas

Buying bedlinen has become a numbers game with brands trumpeting the high thread count of their sheets and duvet covers in ever higher numbers – 300! (...)

The V&A in Dundee which was designed  by Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Photograph:  Getty Images

V&A Dundee Scotland’s first design museum opened in September in a stunning building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma that looks like se(...)

 Security personnel stand guard by the tourist bus which was attacked, near Mariottia Corridor, Giza, Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Sat(...)

Workers carry mummified cats at the Saqqara area in  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs containing dozens of cat mummies, as well as wooden statues depicting other animals (...)

Brewer Michaela Charles, food historian and curator Tasha Marks and drinks researcher Susan Boyle drink beer using straws. In ancient Egypt vessels were communal and people would sip from straws. Photograph: Tasha Marks

I’m standing in the middle of an early-medieval Irish round house. Its basket-like construction arches above me. The room is dark but shards of sunlig(...)

A cameraman films wall paintings in the tomb of a high-ranking female official known as Hetpet, of the 5th Dynasty  of ancient Egypt, on the Giza plateau on the southern outskirts of Cairo. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced the d(...)

 Lucky Winter Solstice lottery winners in the chamber at Newgrange.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Walking up the mound of Newgrange, we’re treading in our ancestors’ footsteps. There’s a low rhythmic beat coming from a drumming circle. The leader(...)

Police officers inspect the scene of a terrorist attack on a security checkpoint at al-Badrashein town,  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Asad/EPA

An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four other foreigners at a popular seaside vacation spot on Friday, officials and wit(...)

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