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Curator Ruth Pelletier walks down a hallway in the cold-war era nuclear fallout shelter constructed for President John F. Kennedy on Peanut Island, Florida

In pictures: JFK's Cold War nuclear shelter

The hollow steel fallout bunker constructed for President John F Kennedy on Peanut Island near Riviera Beach in Florida is now a museum which attracts about 12,000 visitors a year. 

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The world's most expensive player will not be going to the World Cup. The £85m Real Madrid 'galactico' played in just three of Wales' qualifiers as they amassed just 10 points and finished second bottom of Group A.

World Cup 2014: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gareth Bale, Robert Lewandowski and the best players NOT going to Brazil

A look at some of the star names who won't be a part of next summer's carnival

Weaving LEDs through carpets could transform the look of public and private spaces

The new technology could be used as quickly adaptable signage in public places - or create new possibilities for interior design

Maritime Museum (R) in Hull

Hull is UK City of Culture 2017: In pictures

Hull has been named the UK City of Culture 2017, seeing off competition from Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay. The city will hope to see an economic boost from the accolade, which is handed out every four years.

Joe Hart: Made fine save from Per Mertesacker on first start for three weeks before being exposed for header. Got away with one rush from area. 6/10

England 0 Germany 1: Player ratings from Wembley Stadium

Man-for-man marking from Wembley

A combination picture shows (L) U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis greeting supporters at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 and (R) the same scene showing a remodeled air traffic control tower at the site of the original photo at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas

In pictures: 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

The City of Dallas will hold commemoration ceremonies on 22 November, 2013 marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Here is the selection of images of the key locations taken on 22 November, 1963 and today.

Selfie in a car's mirror

In pictures: Our readers' selfies

'Selfie' has been named the word of 2013, beating 'twerk', 'binge-watch' and 'showrooming' as the most popular new term of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.

A view from the top of the new staircase in the Rotunda

A new twist on an old favourite as transformed Tate Britain reopens

After a £45m transformation, the gallery is back to its best with stripped-back features and a  front door opening on to the Thames once more

Architects Peter St John and Adam Caruso have revitalised The Tate's entrance, cafe and gallery spaces in a £45 million refurbishment project

Tate Britain's redesign: It may not be cool but it’s restrained, and elegant, and it works

The transformation of Tate Britain’s core building will seem effortless to many

BMW unveiled a more fuel efficient, third-generation version of its iconic Mini, as the world's biggest luxury car maker looks to retain its leadership in the lucrative high-end compact car market

In pictures: BMW launches the new Mini car in Oxford

The latest reincarnation of the classic British car which first took to the road in 1959 shows a Mini that is quieter, longer, wider and taller than its predecessor.

Architects Peter St John and Adam Caruso have revitalised The Tate's entrance, cafe and gallery spaces in a £45 million refurbishment project

In pictures: Tate Britain unveils the £45 million renovation project

“Transforming Tate Britain” project, includes stained glass windows designed by Turner Prize-winner Richard Wright, spiral staircase and a ceiling mural designed by Alan Johnson.

Comet ISON latest: 'comet of the century' begins to brighten as it nears the Sun

The icy object might become the brightest comet of the century if it survives its 'sungrazing' journey through our solar system

A garage in the Town of Hustisford collapsed and walls were turned inside-out after severe weather moved through the area yesterday

In pictures: Tornadoes flatten parts of US Midwest

Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.

Fraser Forster. Celtic stopper slow to get down for Sanchez’ cute header. Strong hands to keep out Beausejour effort soon after but often hesitant to leave his line.6/10

England v Chile: Player ratings

Man for man marking from the friendly at Wembley

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there