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Students revolt over newly imposed conservative dress code

Swords and sandals: A bid for box-office glory

The Romans (and Greeks) are coming! Classical myths, legends and almost-true stories are about to invade a cinema near you

Ten reasons for getting dumped on holiday

If you fancy making it to Valentine's Day with your relationship still intact here’s a what-not-to-do to do while on holiday with your other half.

The Right Hand of the Sun, By Anita Mason

For anyone with only a hazy knowledge of the fall of the Aztec Empire, Anita Mason's ambitious new novel will come as something of a revelation. At the heart of the story are Cortes's two translators: Geronimo de Aguilar, a shipwrecked Spaniard who lived for eight years with the Mayans as a slave, and Dona Marina, Cortes's lover.

Wisteria-print pinafores... was Stella inspired by The Good Life?

Stella McCartney kicked off proceedings at the Paris collections yesterday with a show that appeared to reference childhood memories of her mother's wardrobe with easy denim separates, fine-gauge knitwear and relaxed tailoring in summery shades straight out of the 1970s.

Soldiers storm city in turmoil

China's President Hu Jintao abandons G8 summit as paramilitary take over streets

The complete guide to summer

Summer is here and the weather has even promised to be good occasionally, so you ought now to be making plans to get out and about and enjoy yourself.

Let us help you plan the next few months with our unique guides.

Howard Jacobson: The eroticism of high heels disappears once they reach seven inches

I spent my first term’s student grant on stilettos for the girl I loved

The Ten Best Heeled Sandals

Chosen by Gemma Hayward

Dom Joly: Chilling eyes in the land of the killing fields

I looked into the eyes of evil twice last week. Wandering aimlessly around Cambodia I pretty much fell into a narrative for my book. I was having a drink at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Siem Reap when a man sidled up to me and inquired as to whether I was a journalist? I said yes. He then asked me whether I wanted to meet a man who was selling Pol Pot's shoes.

Gandhi family upset by sale of wire rim glasses

They were the spectacles that the independence leader once claimed "gave me the vision to free India". But now the glasses once worn by Mahatma Gandhi are being auctioned, and one of his relatives is trying to save them for the people of India.

For the record: 26/01/2009

"I believe that Alexander Lebedev shares my commitment to newspapers and will continue to invest in the [London] 'Evening Standard'." – Lord Rothermere, reluctantly relinquishes Associated Newspaper's grip on the capital's only paid-for paper.

Pitt's voyage through classics continues with 'The Odyssey'

The last time Brad Pitt appeared in a film adaptation of an epic ancient Greek text by Homer, he won less than glittering reviews, to put it mildly.

Children trampled as 145 die in Hindu temple stampede

A religious pilgrimage turned into a disaster when at least 145 people – most of them women and children – were killed as a crowd of thousands stampeded at a Hindu shrine in northern India.

Susannah Frankel: A suitcase for all seasons

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