Oct 232013

Second jewel theft at Cannes: A necklace reportedly worth $2.5m was stolen during the Cannes film festival, in the second such theft to hit this year’s event.
24 May 2013


Welcome home, gnomes: This year will be the first time in its 100-year history that the Chelsea Flower Show is allowing gnomes to be shown. But why this year? And why was there a ban in the first place?
20 May 2013


Barbie house protest: Protesters have disrupted the opening a life-size Barbie house in Berlin. The exhibition, which consists of a copy of the popular doll’s toy house, has angered some women, who think that Barbie leads to less respect for women.
17 May 2013


Pope creates new saints: At a ceremony in Rome, Pope Francis has created the first saints of his reign. They include 800 Italians who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam after their city was captured by Turks six centuries ago.
13 May 2013


The secret to a longer life: Scientists believe they have found an area within the brain that controls the ageing process. In a series of experiments on mice, they found that changes to this region could shorten or lengthen the animal’s lifespan. The study is published in the journal Nature.
3 May 2013


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