Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers – and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting
A Lebanese-French archaeologist tells Robert Fisk about her unique answer to a unique crime
Twitter users get angry as Lush release incense inspired by London riots while Burger plan the McWhopper
There's also a German Enigma coding machine from the 1930s going up against an Apple-1 computer at auction
It is sometimes hinted that Andy is getting a bit long in the tooth for this kind of lifestyle. Such intimations, he is sure, can be put down to envy
Middle Class Problems: When you complain about invasive species like Japanese knotweed, you start to sound a bit racist
Fallopia japonica has taken up residence on the canal towpath alongside Laura Whelan's house
How to tell the perfect bedtime tale
Alison Taylor on relationships: There's no marker for platonic bonds, even though some shape life more than romantic relationships
Friendships aren't afforded the same value, which seems so archaic to Alison Taylor
In the past fortnight Betty has eaten a 50ml bottle of Sandalwood beard oil, a beloved home-nurtured rosemary plant, and a large tub of Philadelphia cream cheese
The former Sky Sports anchor welcomed a camera crew into his Doha home...
Curiously, journalists summoned to interview Charysse at her family home in Acton discovered a somewhat elfin woman, keen on the poetry of the Romantic era
Elf warning: Ticket prices for musical adaptation of Will Ferrell film are lacking in Christmas cheer
Maybe spend a tenth of the money booking for the local panto instead
Migrant crisis: Only by working together can EU states hope to deal with refugees fleeing violence, poverty and drought
World View: Last month, 110,000 irregular migrants were detected on the EU’s frontiers
Turkey in August is extremely hot, and headgear of some sort is necessary. But what style?
It's the will-I-won't-I in-between-land where reality is suspended
Usborne in the USA: At the very least, the presidential hopeful seems guilty of poor judgement
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future
After a month, the militants realised that Khaled al-Asaad knew nothing – or would say nothing – and so they decapitated the old man and strung his torso to a Roman pillar
With the job market increasingly tight and admission to top universities essential to finding positions in conglomerates, most parents keep their children at their desks until at least 10pm
Syria civil war: Civilians in Damascus pay the price for those in the provinces in conflict's balance of horror
There are no good guys on either side, and the more cornered each becomes, the more they strike at the innocent
We asked David Cameron if Britain can do more to help refugees like Aylan Kurdi. His answer? 'We're doing enough'
Hungary opens Budapest's main railway station after two-day standoff - but cancels most trains
Refugee crisis: Nigel Farage responds to outrage over Syrian child image – with 'Isis' warning
Refugees Welcome campaign: Leading politicians and tens of thousands back The Independent's campaign - so when will David Cameron act?
'Corbynomics' slammed by UK economists in open letter
Aylan Kurdi’s story: How a small Syrian child came to be washed up on a beach in Turkey
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