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A wooden brazier and stones used to burn cannabis, which were  excavated from the Jirzankal Cemetery, China. Photograph: Xinhua Wu/Institute of Archaeology, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/AFP/Getty Images

Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 500(...)

The two-night ‘Ashford Castle Fairytale experience’ includes private chauffeur, afternoon tea, falconry and lots, lots more - if your pockets are deep enough to afford the €4,350 to €6,350 price tag

A “fairytale” experience at Ashford Castle has been listed as one of the 25 best travel experiences in the world. The listing was compiled by US trav(...)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko – born July 18th, 1933; died April 1st, 2017 – reciting his poems in New York in 2006. Photograph: Jennifer Taylor/New York Times
Obituary: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an internationally acclaimed poet with the charisma of an actor and the instincts of a politician whose defiant verse inspired a (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi visit an Italian war cemetery near the Black Sea port of Sevastopol. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin appeared to be having a great time when he and the disgraced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi popped a(...)