Women say Morocco’s invasive ‘virginity tests’ are assault

Invasively checking vaginal tightness and whether hymens are intact is common in rural Morocco. But women are increasingly publicly opposing this practice. They say the examination constitutes rape. Meryam is 24, more than old enough...

The year of Meghan Markle: inside the duchess’ groundbreaking 12 months as a royal

Caitlin McBride For Meghan Markle, 2018 would prove to be the most defining year of her life. It was two years after she met her now-husband Prince Harry, who would transform her life as she knows...

Germany’s 4G mobile network one of worst in Europe

Germany is well behind its European neighbors when it comes to coverage with high-performance mobile network technology, a study shows. And data rates could do with improvement too. Germany has worse LTE (4G) mobile phone...

Israeli novelist Amos Oz dies aged 79

The author of books including Black Box, A Tale of Love and Darkness and In the Land of Israel, has died from cancer Sian Cain- The Guardian The esteemed Israeli novelist Amos Oz has died at...

Falling total fertility rate should be welcomed, population expert says

Figures showing declining birth rates are ‘cause for celebration’, not alarm Nicola Davis Declining fertility rates around the world should be cause for celebration, not alarm, a leading expert has said, warning that the focus on...

Car trundling down pavement highlights Japan’s problem with old age and driving

Laughter on social media gives way to concern that 57,000 licensed drivers in country have some form of dementia Justin McCurry in Tokyo- The Guardian A viral video showing an older woman driving along a pavement...

‘Having sex five times a day wasn’t enough’

Relationship charity Relate is calling for people with a "crippling" addiction to sex to receive help on the NHS. Two sufferers speak about the impact it has had on their lives. "At its worst, even...

Poland Scraps Plan to Legitimise ‘Single Cases’ of Domestic Violence

According to the proposed legislation, spouses would have been allowed “single cases” of beating their partners. A victim’s consent would have become necessary for the police to intervene. Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has blocked...

The five biggest fashion looks for spring 2019

By Annabel Rackham Entertainment reporter If you've had enough of matching your scarf to your jumper, or accessorising every outfit with a pair of thermal tights, then never fear - help is on its way. Thanks...

Financial woes hit Victoria Beckham’s fashion label

Victoria Beckham's fashion label has been struggling to turn a profit, but the ex-Spice Girl is not giving up just yet. Still, it's unclear if business fortunes will change anytime soon. Beckham Brand Holdings, the...

Kim and Kanye expecting fourth child; West repeats support for Trump

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a fourth child - again using a surrogate, according to multiple media reports on Wednesday. Celebrity magazines Us Weekly and People quoted sources close...

NBA Icon LeBron James in Hot Water Again… Over ‘Jewish Money’ Post

Last week, James slammed NFL owners for having what he described as a "slave mentality" towards their players. He claimed that mainly African-American NFL players are often subject to treatment he likened to slavery. NBA...

Why Gisele Bündchen’s Honest Conversation About Suicide Is So Important Now

by Sara Gaynes Levy-  Vogue From the outside, Gisele Bündchen’s life can look so perfect, it’s almost surreal: adorable kids, dream job, superstar quarterback husband, and Instagram caption after caption projecting love, peace, and positivity....

More than hard work: What model memoirs don’t tell you

By Michelle Andrews- Daily  Life Australia’s top models want to help us. To do so, they’re penning books. Lengthy, candid, aspirational books that inevitably flood every crevice of Instagram. Judging by the copious flat lays, there’s clearly...

These Were the Most Googled Weddings of 2018

Vogue When it feels like the world is full of sadness, it’s nice to have a reminder of a little love. Today, Google released the most searched weddings of 2018. And 2018, mind you, was...

Why Some Couples Can Recover After Cheating and Others Can’t

By Korin Miller and Meredith Clark- Self When someone says they’ve been cheated on, it’s easy to react with empathetic outrage and imagine a reality TV-style confrontation. But infidelity is not a new concept—as long...

Japan shrinking as birthrate falls to lowest level in history

In 2018 there were 921,000 births and 1.37m deaths, with government efforts failing to encourage families to have more children Justin McCurry in Tokyo Japan suffered its biggest population decline on record this year, according to...

George Clooney and Amal Clooney Will Not Bless the World With Any More Genetically...

by Elise Taylor- Vogue For each one of us, there comes a moment when we realize “life’s not fair.” It may be after a personal tragedy. Or when other people just have all the luck....

Women forced into marriage overseas asked to repay cost of return to UK

Foreign Office criticised for seeking to recoup outlay on victims’ fares and expenses Mattha Busby The Foreign Office is seeking to recoup the cost of repatriating young women who have been forced into marriages overseas, it...

Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Our democracy is as strong as we make it

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged the people of Germany to address tensions in society by engaging with each other. The country must not be allowed to drift apart, he says in his annual...