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Buying carpets in Istanbul. Photograph: Getty

In 2013, a collective sigh from the attendees of a Sotheby’s auction in New York echoed throughout the room. A 17th-century Kerman carpet achieved $33(...)

The head of the  Hasidic Unified Hungarian Israelite Congregation (Emih), chief rabbi Slomo Koves, lights candles to commemorate the liberation of the Budapest Jewish ghetto in January 2017. Emih insists that it is “righteous” to try to retrieve Jewish remains from the Danube. Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Hungary’s Jewish community is divided over an operation to find and retrieve the remains of Holocaust victims from the Danube river in Budapest. Nazi(...)

The dead woman has been named locally as Elizabeth Piotrowska (57), a mother of two. She was originally from Poland but had lived in the Clonmore estate in Ardee.

A man suspected of killing and dismembering Elizabeth Piotrowska (57) at her home in Ardee, Co Louth, earlier this week was still being questioned by (...)

Flowers, candles and other items are placed in memory of Heather Heyer and for those affected by the violence at the site where a vehicle smashed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A man who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder for kill(...)

Billy Connolly revealed he had Parkinson’s disease   in 2013. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Billy Connolly has announced that after a half-century career in standup, music, film and television he is retiring from live performing. The news ca(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

All Quiet on the Western Front: from the film of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

For some years after the end of the first World War, the memoirs of generals and statesmen dominated publication about it – none more prominently than(...)

The German team line up and raise their right hands during the national anthems ahead of the 5-2 loss to Ireland in Dalymount Park in 1936. Photo: Pathé News screenshot

It had been three years since Adolf Hitler had risen to power as chancellor of Germany when the country’s national football team touched down in Baldo(...)

Jews get off train in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Photograph: Yad Vashem Archives/AFP/Getty

Irene Weiss remembers her 14th birthday vividly. She had entered the Auschwitz concentration camp a few months earlier. Now 87, Weiss is one of the m(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and former British prime minister David Cameron looking at a Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 at the British Museum, London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA

The demise of the Volkswagen Beetle reminds me of something I heard a while back from a man who had grown up in a Midlands dealership for that and oth(...)

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