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Forecast cone for the storm center of hurricane Florence. Photograph: NOAA/Reutes

Category 1 hurricane Florence gained strength on Sunday in the central Atlantic and is expected to turn into a major storm by Monday night as it churn(...)

“The American health insurance system is a broken machine. It cares not for the health of a person, it cares only for the delivery of payment.”

One morning in New York, I opened a medical bill with a curious item listed on it: “Control of Complex Nose Bleed – $700”. If you have ever wondered h(...)

The court ruled that SPV Osus Ltd, a special purpose vehicle which had in 2011 been assigned a cause of action arising from the scandal surrounding US fraudster Bernie Madoff (above), cannot proceed with its case here because the assignment “very clearly involved trading in claims” and was thus void under Irish law. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images

The Supreme Court has said legislation needs to be urgently enacted to address mounting difficulties with securing access to justice in the civil cour(...)

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, pictured here, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, with its endless beaches, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in M(...)

Singer Justin Bieber (l)  and model Hailey Baldwin have reportedly become engaged. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Pop singer Justin Bieber became engaged to model Hailey Baldwin over the weekend, according to US media reports on Sunday. The couple dated in 2016 b(...)

The accommodation at the exclusive Fyre festival in 2017 turned out to be dome tents

Two attendees of the disastrous Fyre music festival, which promised Caribbean glamour but delivered chaos, have been awarded $2.5 million (€2.15 milli(...)

US president Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico on October 3rd, 2017, shortly after Hurricane Maria had ripped across the island. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Last October, US president Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico for a photo op, 13 days after Hurricane Maria had ripped across the island, leaving its re(...)

Dwayne Wade: “I think enjoying wine comes with age and sophistication and a certain kind of maturity.” Photograph: dwadecellars.com

Picture the scene. An inter-county player returns home from a big championship game and heads straight for the wine rack. He picks out a bottle of Cab(...)

The Chinese Government is extending visa-free access to Hainan to make the destination more popular.

The annual list of the most expensive cities to do business in for 2018 was announced this week. New York, as ever, topped the list. However, three Sw(...)

Kelsey Miller on her wedding day. There is increasing exasperation as bigger brides fight for respect in a wedding industry they say is focused on small sizes. Photograph: Katie Osgood via The New York Times

Katie Liepold and her fiancé did not appreciate what they saw, and didn’t see, in their engagement photos. So, 33-year-old Liepold confronted her pho(...)

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