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Pompeii erotica: Sensual fresco discovered in ancient bedroom

Pompeii erotica: Sensual fresco discovered in ancient bedroom

The fresco is said to be exceptional since it was painted to make it appear the queen of Sparta was looking at whoever saw the fresco upon entering the bedroom.

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Race to stop Russian becoming Interpol head
Russia

Race to stop Russian becoming Interpol head

 Two of the Kremlin's most prominent critics have joined forces to try to stop a Russian becoming the next president of international police organisation Interpol.

  • by Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn
Putin is about to gain control of Interpol
Opinion
Crime

Putin is about to gain control of Interpol

With a Vladimir Putin-appointed police general at the helm, the Kremlin would no longer need to abuse Interpol to pursue its goals.

  • by Vladimir Kara-Murza
French 'yellow vests' block fuel depots, cause mayhem at home and overseas
World Politics

French 'yellow vests' block fuel depots, cause mayhem at home and overseas

The so-called "yellow vest" movement was born out of a backlash against higher fuel prices, but has tapped a broader dissatisfaction with President Emmanuel Macron.

  • by Bate Felix
Russia accuses Putin critic of ordering prison murder
Corruption

Russia accuses Putin critic of ordering prison murder

Russian prosecutors accused Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, of ordering the murder of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and several other business associates.

  • by Matthew Bodner
'Engineers from Sydney' among Brexit winners, says Theresa May
Brexit

'Engineers from Sydney' among Brexit winners, says Theresa May

But visa cost and immigration bureaucracy are still a turn-off for would-be Aussie professionals heading for the UK.

  • by Nick Miller
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Malta police identify suspected journalist murder masterminds – report
Crime

Malta police identify suspected journalist murder masterminds – report

Caruana Galizia, who penned an anti-corruption blog, was killed by a car bomb near the Maltese capital Valletta in October 2017.

  • by Christopher Scicluna
Chill factor: people in cold climates drink more alcohol
Health

Chill factor: people in cold climates drink more alcohol

Researchers found evidence that climate contributed to a higher incidence of binge drinking and liver disease.

  • by Lucy Christie
French protests turn fatal as Macron's fuel taxes spark fury
Protest

French protests turn fatal as Macron's fuel taxes spark fury

The demonstrations were born out of a backlash against higher fuel prices and echo mounting dissatisfaction with President Emmanuel Macron.

  • by Sarah White
Czechs rally against PM on Velvet Revolution anniversary
Protest

Czechs rally against PM on Velvet Revolution anniversary

The controversial billionaire prime minister denies funnelling European Union farm subsidies to members of his family.

May says no alternative to Brexit plan as opponents do the numbers
Brexit

May says no alternative to Brexit plan as opponents do the numbers

The British Prime Minister is staring down resistance to her Brexit plan as rebel MPs count the numbers for a leadership spill and the EU tries to look united.

  • by David Milliken