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Lighten up: The best low-strength beers

I've never really understood why people give up alcohol for January. Of all the months to avoid hooch, why choose the grimmest, darkest, most spirit-sapping of all? It's the time of year when a glass is most welcome, particularly if it involves a warm pub and some friends.

The Big Six: Manhattan hotels

Art Deco glamour, dusky hues, Prohibition-style tea room, personal attachés, Jack Kerouac, and sophisticated retreats

Kenya shopping mall attack: Inside the Westgate mall

Shocking images are emerging of the destruction in the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi following last week’s terrorist attacks. The attack has left around 67 people dead, including six Britons so far, and dozens are still reported missing.

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