Natasha Culzac

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Two container ships on the Suez Canal crashed on Monday

Watch two container ships collide on Egypt's Suez Canal

The German and Singaporean vessels made contact on Monday, causing delays on the important trade route

Ukrainian parliamentarian Nestor Shufrych is beaten up by a mob of activities

Ukrainian politician and former Yanukovych ally Nestor Shufrych beaten up by activists

The parliamentarian was campaigning in Odessa ahead of the 26 October elections, but was set upon by people who do not want to see him in a position of power

Couples who boast about their relationship have been condemned as the most annoying Facebook users

Couples who gush about each other are the 'most annoying' Facebook users

A quarter of those surveyed said public declarations of love were irritating, while others said the worst were those who bragged about their "perfect lives"

This Banksy mural in Clacton has been removed by the council

'Offensive' Banksy immigration mural in Clacton is scrubbed from wall by council

The mural appeared this week in Clacton-on-Sea but the council, which said it did not know it was a Banksy piece, removed it following a complaint

Red wine could help combat acne, researchers say

Antioxidant in red wine could help reduce acne, study says

Researchers at UCLA found the antioxidant resveratrol, which can be found in grapes, wine and berries, worked wonders when combined with the traditional acne treatment of benzoyl peroxide

10,000 pigeons were subject to anal examinations before being released as part of China's National Day celebrations - seen here in 2009

China performs cavity searches on 10,000 pigeons ahead of National Day event

National Day happens annually on 1 October and celebrates the founding of the People's Republic of China

The Docotch 01 watch, unveiled today by NTT DoCoMo

Wearable tech for kids: Children's GPS-enabled watch tells parents where they are

The Docotch 01 watch will not be available until March 2015

An Internet security expert has warned that voice recognition technology needs to be more secure

Voice recognition software may be convenient but it's also a security risk, expert warns

The CTO of AVG Technologies says that manufactures need to let us configure our voices to the activation of important commands

The BB Suit is a onesie developed to filter air pollution and record the levels of pollution in any given area

A onesie that purifies polluted air? Beijing Design Week exhibits wearable filter BB.Suit 2.0

The suit also has an air quality sensor to test carbon monoxide, methane and liquid petroleum gas in the surrounding environment

Paul Budnitz has defended the ad-free model of Ello

Ello founder Paul Budnitz defends ad-free model

The makers of Ello are anticipating that its users will pay a few dollars for a good feature, such as buying a range of emojis designed by a popular street artist

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Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

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A look at the the legal tourists who exploited our liberal dissolution rules
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?