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Sunday 05 June 2011
Saturday 04 June 2011
Every week we invite three competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a holiday in Turkey to coincide with the Draconids meteor shower in early October, which this year is expected to be a particularly radiant display of "shooting stars". Prices are for two people and include flights to Istanbul.
Friday 03 June 2011
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Getting lost in Venice is a cinch: all those labyrinthine, watery alleys. It's something else entirely to lose yourself in Venice and find that you have arrived in a dusty corner of Istanbul. This, however, is exactly the experience Mike Nelson, the first installation artist to officially represent Britain at the Venice Biennale, has created in the British Pavilion.
Monday 02 May 2011
Originally a day to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, in which a number of civilians demonstrating for an eight-hour working day were killed by police, May Day now witnesses rallies around the world in celebration of the international labour movement. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets around the world yesterday, including in Manila, Havana, Baghdad, Vladivostok (4), Istanbul (5), and Tunis (7).
Saturday 30 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
It took some hard pounding and tough talking, but we got there in the end. The six novels featured on this page make up the shortlist for the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. They will compete for the £10,000 award, divided equally (and uniquely) between author and translator. The winner will be announced on 26 May. Between now and then, readers should treat themselves to a richly rewarding diet of the best of the best in global fiction.
Saturday 09 April 2011
Stepping into one of Istanbul's hammams is like parting steamy curtains on to ancient Asia Minor. Visitors bake on marble slabs, sweating out life's impurities; attendants massage, pummel and buff; bathers emerge baby soft and squeaky clean.
Travel Agenda: Istanbul Edition; St John Hotel; The Residence in Zanzibar; Cotswold Outdoor; Snow Centre
Saturday 02 April 2011
Thursday 31 March 2011
A man has been arrested by police investigating how a fake bomb was transported on a cargo plane from London to Istanbul.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
An investigation was under way last night after it emerged that a fake bomb had been transported on a cargo plane from the UK without being detected.
Tuesday 15 March 2011
The popular folk singer Ibrahim Tatlises was shot in the head outside a TV studio, leaving him in a critical condition.
Friday 28 January 2011
Saturday 22 January 2011
Talks between six world powers and Iran, aimed at persuading Tehran to rein in its nuclear programme, will resume but no date or venue has been set, a senior Iranian official said today.
Saturday 22 January 2011
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 Moscow voted the world's unfriendliest city
- 2 The excuses your boss is most likely to believe when you call in sick
- 3 I'm pansexual – here are the five biggest misconceptions about my sexuality
- 4 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis