In the first week of January last year I placed an €80 bet that 2013 would be among the top 10 hottest years since global records began in 1850. The o(...)

An anti-government protester holds a poster of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej to celebrate his 86th birthday in Bangkok today. Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol called on his people to do their duty for the security of the country in his birthday address  but he avoided making direct reference to the latest political turmoil. Thailand’s King Bhumibol, the world’s longest reigning monarch celebrated his 86th birthday. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej called on his people to do their duty for the good of the country in a birthday address today, but avoided direct refe(...)

Catchy names may encourage more children to eat vegetables
Name the veggies
  • Health
  • September 13, 2013, 01:13

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, but they don’t always cause an eager stampede to the dinner table. Young children in particular(...)

Romelu Lukaku (right) during his loan spell from Chelsea to   West Bromwich Albion’s last season

It’s not often that several million people will be concerned over whether Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku starts a match against Hull City.However, as the fir(...)

If you and I had been in charge of government and the banks when those guys – you know who I mean – were ruining the economy, it would all have worked(...)

“The most important letter by James Joyce to appear at auction in a decade,” is how Sotheby’s describes next month’s sale in London of a handwritten, (...)

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