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Armistice Day: World leaders gather in Paris to mark end of WW1

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The original Armistice bugle is played under the Arc de Triomphe ahead of the ceremony later World leaders are gathering in Paris to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War One.US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among those set to attend a service beneath the Arc de Triomphe at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).Other events have been

World War One: Theresa May pays respects in France and Belgium

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Theresa May laid wreaths at the graves of the first and last British soldiers killed in the conflict Theresa May has laid a wreath at the graves of the first and last UK soldiers killed in World War One, as part of a trip to France and Belgium to mark the Armistice centenary. Visiting the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, the PM

‘Nazi’ world advice from Boles to Kamall and Livingstone

[ad_1] After heated exchanges in the European Parliament over the use of 'Nazi' and national socialism, a Conservative MP has offered his advice to politicians on the right and left.Nick Boles told Politics Live presenter Jo Coburn, and guests Anoosh Chakelian and Matthew Goodwin, there was a "good rule in politics", which MEP Syed Kamall and former MP Ken Livingstone should study.That was to "never, ever mention the word Nazi,

Alternative Miss World contest – the night where bizarre is beautiful

[ad_1] Image copyright Philippe Vogelenzang Image caption Andrew Logan's theme for this year's contest is Psychedelic Peace It's outing number 14 this weekend for Andrew Logan's unclassifiable extravaganza the Alternative Miss World contest. The first event in 1972 was at his flat in London. This weekend it returns to the stage at Shakespeare's Globe theatre. The contest is a bizarre combination of an extremely rude, very camp Christmas panto and

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

[ad_1] Image copyright Fairfax Media/Getty Images Image caption Ian Kiernan founded a global anti-litter campaign Prominent environmentalist Ian Kiernan, the founder of an iconic Australian anti-litter campaign that expanded into a global success, has died aged 78.The round-the-world yachtsman began the Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World campaigns after being appalled by levels of ocean rubbish in the 1980s.In 1994, he famously helped come to the rescue of
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World Mental Health Day: What is mindfulness?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Looking up and being 'mindful' of surroundings is a key part of the process Mindfulness is one of those words which you hear more and more of, with dozens of apps promising to help you harness the power of your mind. But what is it, who does it help and how can you practise it?The most simple way to explain it is to