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A device which can monitor an individual’s location, their movements, and physiological data like their pulse rate may sound slightly frighten(...)

Alibaba, China’s largest ecommerce company, will launch its first majority-owned ecommerce venture in the US.

Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce company that has long connected US brands to Chinese suppliers, now wants to help sell goods to American ­consum(...)

Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus

Gaby Hoffmann is an altogether fabulous creature who grew up in the Chelsea Hotel before making a lasting impression as the young star of Field of Dre(...)

The laser guide star in operation at the Very Large Telescope. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

The first planet detected in orbit around a distant star was not seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. No, this honour goes to the appropriately named V(...)

Yvonne Farrell (left) and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. Photographs: Alice Clancy and James Harris/Royal Academy of Arts London

How do you feel? Does the space you are in have an impact on that? “It’s such an enormous question,” says Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, sittin(...)

Pope Francis baptises one of 32 babies during a mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican today. The pope today elevated to the rank of cardinal 19 prelates from 12 different nations including ten from outside Europe. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

Pope Francis continued with his non-European “imprint” on the Catholic Church when he named his first batch of cardinals today, with ten of the 16 (...)

Chilean president-elected Michelle Bachelet (L) meeting with candidate of La Alianza, Evelyn Matthei (R) in Santiago, Chile yesterday. Photograph: EPA.

Chile’s once and future leader Michelle Bachelet has easily won the presidential run-off, returning centre-left parties to power by promising profound(...)

Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet (c) attends the closure event of her electoral campaign in Santiago de Chile on Thursday. Photograph: Ariel Marinkovic/EPA

Former president Michelle Bachelet is virtually guaranteed to win Chile’s election runoff today and the centre-left leader is gunning for a landslide (...)

Sabina Higgins: expressed gratitude to the missionaries for their “outstanding contribution” in many countries throughout the world

Irish missionaries who have each served between 40 and 60 years abroad were honoured at a special awards ceremony in Dublin City Hall yesterday. An in(...)

England striker Daniel Sturridge will start up front against Germany, despite leaving training early. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson is confident Daniel Sturridge will take part in Tuesday night’s friendly against Germany at Wembley. The Liverpool striker(...)

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