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This definition of anti-Semitism has been too stretched for too long

K-Class

They're young, they're fashionable, they can congratulate themselves on working in `the most exciting industries in London'. And some of them don't even have double-barrelled names. They are the K500, members of the exclusive K-Bar, and they're koming soon to a gossip kolumn near you

Real People: Hands off our culture

If it's been in this year, it's probably been Asian. But has the appropriation of all things Eastern gone too far? By Hettie Judah

Fashion: Hippie chick horror

The boho bandwagon is one to be missed, says James Sherwood. Keep the kaftans in Morocco where they belong

One Year On: Replacements Who is to rule our hearts now that Diana has gone?

The loss of the Princess of Wales has left a gap in fields as diverse as fundraising, fashion, and popular psychological analysis. Few can come close to Diana's particular mix of glamour, self-promotion, charm, histrionics and selflessness. It is hard to reproduce.

All the raj

The sari, cheesecloth and sandal uniform of the hippie trail has evolved into haute couture - and you no longer have to be spiritually enlightened to wear it, says Tamsin Blanchard. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Glen Erler The sari itself is one of the simplest, yet most exotic and evocative of garments, a single length of fabric that is wrapped and tied to the individual needs of the wearer

Way out east

Asian cool isn't just the hottest new trend on the club scene, it's the latest thing in interior design, too. Cayte Williams explains why there should be a little bit of the East in every style-concious home

Maverick billionaire Goldsmith dies with wife and mistress at his side

Sir James Goldsmith the flamboyant billionaire businessman, died early yesterday leaving behind three families, seven homes, eight children and a failed political crusade.

Canaries to get designer plumage

It may be the only promotion they get for a few years, but at least Norwich City players can relax in the knowledge that they have been elevated to the Premier League of haute couture.

Sari, sari nights: the new Asian cool

Eastern style has mass appeal - but that doesn't mean it's up for grabs, says James Sherwood

The woman of substance who remains an enigma

The airbrushed image of Cherie Booth masks an extraordinary personality , writes Suzanne Moore

Shalwar kameez: how will you wear yours?

Jemima and Diana started it. Now Eastern clothes are working their way into everyone's wardrobe

Sari seems to be the hardest word...

Multicultural society - we are frequently told - means that everyone has more options. Elizabeth David introduced the aubergine, Kenneth Lo popularised the wok and Birmingham gave us the balti, However non-Asian women have been more nervous about trying out Indian dress than they have been in playing with spices. This is of course understandable. If you go out in a saggy sari or make an ass of yourself in a shalwar, then all the world - and quite a few Asians - will be there to see your shame. So is there a clear road to follow that will help the non-Asian avoid danger spots?
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

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Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

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