Diana’s life in fashion
loNdoN — the dresses tell the story of a life cut short: First the frilly debutante frocks Princess diana wore before she married Prince charles, then the elaborate gowns that stunned the world, and finally the power suits she favoured shortly before her death....
Iraq air force hits IS targets in Syria for the first time
Iraq’s air force has struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time as Iraqi troops on the ground pushed into western Mosul.
Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced the air strikes, saying the air force hit the towns of Boukamal and Husseibah across the border...
‘Our view of women is squiffed’
Shivering from a bike ride through the London sleet, Laura Marling rubs her palms across her frozen thighs. On the pale skin above her femur, there are two words tattooed in scarlet: “semper femina”. “I got it done when I was 21,” she tells me. By that age,...
Audacious Pucci, modest Max Mara
MILAN: Red accents are lighting up the Milan runway, from blood red ensembles to red contrasts in footwear or a simple stripe of color. But not on the lips.
Milan Fashion Week previews for next fall and winter entered their second day Thursday, with runway shows by Max Mara, Fendi, Pucci, Prada and Moschino....
BRIEFCASES VS BACKPACKS
As anyone who has travelled in Mumbai’s crowded trains knows, briefcases had offensive capability. “The railway platform is a battlefield, the commuters are soldiers and their briefcases are the weapons,” wrote a Times of India railway reporter grimly in 1998...
WASHINGTON — Conservatives are praising the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by former president Barack Obama’s administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback....
US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico
MEXICO CITY: US officials promised Mexico no ‘mass deportations’ or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump’s vow to crack down on “bad dudes” illegally residing in his country.
US Homeland Security Secretary...
Labour beats UKIP in by-election but suffer historic defeat
LONDON: Britain’s Labour party on Friday beat UKIP to win a byelection in the Brexit bastion of Stoke-on-Trent, but suffered a historic defeat by the ruling Conservatives in a separate local vote.
Labour clung on to its Stokeon-Trent seat with Gareth Snell taking 7,853 votes to 5,233 for Paul Nuttall, leader of the UK Independence Party....
VX nerve agent used in killing Kim Jong Nam
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday.
The substance was detected...
Celebrities personalize their furniture
Our house is going to end up looking like a Philux showroom!” my husband, Jonathan Crespi, once exclaimed to me as I told him about my latest order for my youngest son’s nursery. I quickly replied “Well why not? They are so easy to work with!”
How could they...
Powerful nerve poison killed Kim
MALAYSIAN police say they have identified the chemical used in the murder of Kim Jong-nam as VX, a banned nerve poison. Head of police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pictured) said swabs had been taken from the eyes and face of the estranged brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un...
Three years ago, Lenie Namatjira went to Buckingham Palace to visit the Queen. “I was lookin’ at the Queen in London,’’ says the landscape painter, Aranda woman and granddaughter of celebrated indigenous painter Albert Namatjira. Watercolour paintings created...
Red is the new blue
Adramatic downstairs deck is the latest chapter in the almost 20-year renovation of Loena Wilson McCormack’s 1970s townhouse in Mission Bay, Auckland.
Landscape designer Trish Bartleet relished the challenge of intensively developing the small space to make it appear spacious...
“I got that T-shirt from the Korean boy across the street. I remember going over to his house and eating Korean candy – it was spicy. We just ate bland Kiwi food at home.
I’m in my parents’ room in Hillcrest, Auckland, where I grew up. They’re still in the house...
Family reflects on shifting to remote NT station
IN A 12-by-9 trailer, the Rushton family from Biloela packed all their belongings to move to a remote station with its closest town about a six-hour drive away.
Argadargada Station, a vast cattle property owned by the Georgina Pastoral Company in the Barkly region, was set to become the family of four’s new home after years of living in town....
BREAK MONOPOLIES AND CARTELS THAT WREAK FINANCIAL HAVOC
THE COMPETITION Commission’s revelations that the banks have been investigating a case of price-fixing and market allocation in the trading of foreign-currency pairs involving the rand since April 2015, have been a timely reminder for all of us that the time is long overdue for the restructuring of the economy and forging a new growth path....
N Korea alleges Kim conspiracy
MALAYSIA: North Korea has blamed Malaysia for the death of one of its citizens there last week and accused it of an ‘‘unfriendly attitude’’ in a scenario drawn up by South Korea, which has said Pyongyang agents assassinated North Korean leader Kim Jongun’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam....
Nadia Damaso proves that eating healthily doesn’t mean you need to eat less. Combining huge amounts of flavour with texture, colour and goodness is the best way to live a healthy life
Add the plums, onion, dates and blackberries to the pan and cook over a high heat for 3-4minutes.
Once slightly reduced, add the red wine.
Cook for another few minutes, season with salt, pepper, onion powder and maple syrup and turn down the heat to low-medium...
Seven Earth-like planets discovered in galaxy
PARIS: Researchers announced Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System.
All seven roughly match the size and mass of...
County Archives – Essex’s champions from 1979
For much of the 20th century cricketers enjoyed playing against Essex and their reasons for doing so are not hard to discern. For one thing, there was a fair chance they would win the game; in the 73 seasons following their admission to the Championship in 1895, Essex finished in the top three only once...