Study  followed people being motivated by Instagram posts. Photograph:  Getty

Now that we’ve been told to exercise within 2km of our homes, there are plenty of people who no longer have access to parks and woodlands for daily wa(...)

Exercising so you are out of breath will sharpen memory. Photograph: iStock

Being physically fit may sharpen the memory and lower our risk of dementia, even if we do not start exercising until we are middle-aged or older, acco(...)

What is wrong with men? When you are selling yourself on a dating site your picture is vital

Tinder burst on to the scene in 2012, quickly becoming the best known dating app in the world. However, for almost as long as these apps have existed(...)

Research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has found that using picture-based dating apps doesn’t lead to an increase in casual sexual encounters

Online dating app Tinder is credited with starting a “swipe right” culture that includes casual hook-ups – and lots of them – but research from the No(...)

US president Donald Trump welcoming back US detainees Kim Dong-chul (left), Kim Sang-duk (Tony Kim) and  Kim Hak-song (right) and after they were released by North Korea, at Andrews air force base in Maryland on Thursday. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has granted an “amnesty” to three United States citizens ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean lea(...)

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing announces his retirement in Hong Kong

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, has announced his retirement, formally passing the reins of his $100bn retail, infrastructure and property empir(...)

Maha Al-Adheem studied medicine in Basra, Iraq

The three-year-old boy, Omar Omran, stabbed to death in an apartment in south Dublin on Monday was of Iraqi origin but had lived all of his short life(...)

North Korea has in the past used detained Americans to extract high-profile visits from the United States. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea said on Sunday it has detained another American citizen for suspicion of acts against the state, which if confirmed would make him the fou(...)

 A sign (top) in an elevator indicates the floor to the South Korea’s Consulate (Consulate General of the Republic of Korea) in the Far East Finance Centre in Admiralty, Hong Kong, China, 28th July 2016. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Security was tightened at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong on Thursday after media reports that a North Korean, possibly a student, had sought (...)

Saudi women attend the American Express World Luxury Expo in Riyadh on  March 30th. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

For most of his adult life, Ahmed Qassim al-Ghamdi worked among the bearded enforcers of Saudi Arabia. He was a dedicated employee of the Commission f(...)

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