In interviews published today, Trierweiler says she “fell from a skyscraper” when she learned that Hollande was having an affair with an actress
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Thursday 12 April 2012
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico today.
Monday 09 April 2012
A former student who says he scaled Europe's tallest building has claimed he could do so again “tomorrow” in spite of increased security.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
It's common knowledge that plants grow upwards, following a path to the nearest sunlight.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Cut-throat competition is still hammering the steel industry as the UK's biggest player slashed the dividend after a big drop in profits.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Sam Genders, founder and former frontman of folktronica act Tunng, went in a more glinting electro-pop direction on his warmly received Diagrams debut record, Black Light, which came out in January.
Sunday 04 March 2012
For a century, mariners sailing into the Mersey port have been greeted by the majestic Three Graces. The Royal Liver Building and its less famous sisters, the Cunard and Port of Liverpool buildings, have dominated the skyline and earned the waterfront international recognition in the form of Unesco World Heritage Site status, along with the Acropolis, the Pyramids, Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple, the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge and the Great Barrier Reef.
Monday 27 February 2012
When the youthful Aurora Orchestra set themselves up in 2005, they had no aspirations beyond being musically first-rate.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Terrifying video footage of American daredevil, Jeb Corliss, crashing into a cliff after jumping off Table Mountain, Cape Town, has appeared on YouTube.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of the Sudanese novelist Jamal Mahjoub, who, like many "literary" writers, is venturing into the detective genre. The setting is present-day Cairo, where in a broken-down houseboat on the Nile, former police inspector Makana is operating as a reluctant private eye. He has few friends – mainly writers, painters and musicians – and his landlady lives in a shack constructed of old crates and jerry cans.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Now... Alpine ascent
Pack your warmest ski gear for a winter sports holiday in the French Alps this weekend. Mark Warner has a week in the resort of Les Deux Alpes for £545 per person, which includes catered accommodation at the Chalethotel Bérangère, transfers and Monarch flights from Gatwick to Geneva on Sunday, 5 February. Markwarner.co.uk
Sunday 22 January 2012
Not all of the epic battles that George Lucas has created take place in a galaxy far, far away. Nor, necessarily, a long time ago. In Marin County, just north of San Francisco, the Star Wars creator is at war with some of America's wealthiest Nimbys over plans to expand his extensive commercial property empire.
Saturday 21 January 2012
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Friday 13 January 2012
We all know what a Gormley looks like: gazing straight ahead with his arms limp by his sides, he’s been placed by his creator on bleak seashores, on the roofs of high buildings, and anywhere else you’d least expect to find him, so it was no surprise to be confronted by the back view of a Gormley who remained motionless at the front of the Barbican stage for so long that one was driven out of boredom to read the programme.
Thursday 12 January 2012
The unhealthy link between the world's tallest buildings and financial crises. By Tom Bawden
Thursday 12 January 2012
Given our reliance on China and India for much-needed economic growth, the "unhealthy correlation" researchers have identified between the building of skyscrapers and imminent financial collapse is far from encouraging.
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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
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