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What do we know about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez? We know they are celebrities, for one. We know they are former lovers, as well as actors. We know their names. Finally, we know that they are Oscar presenters who attended the 2015 Oscars without their significant others Jennifer Garner and Casper Smart, respectively. Seems like a lot of things that we know, yes, but I can assure you there is at least one thing we don't know about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.
Former finance minister accused of tampering with public list of tax evaders and attempted breach of faith
A new front in Greece’s unfolding economic drama has opened in Athens as the former finance minister George Papaconstantinou, was brought before a special tribunal accused of tampering with a public list of tax evaders and attempted breach of faith.
Facing a panel of judges convened for the hearing, the man most associated with Greece’s first international bailout cut a lonely figure as he pleaded not guilty.
Norway’s defence minister says Russia has re-opened bases in its far north that have been shut since the cold war
Norway’s defence minister has said her country’s armed forces will be restructured so they can respond faster to what she called increased Russian aggression.
Ine Eriksen Soreide said that Russia had recently re-opened military bases in its far north that had been shut down after the cold war, and that there had also been an increase in flights by Russian warplanes close to Norwegian airspace.
Three foreign nationals taken into custody after police spot drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris
Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested on suspicion of illegally flying a drone over key Paris landmarks, the prosecutor’s office has said.
It said the three foreign nationals, aged 70, 54 and 36 were taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon after police spotted the drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris.
If your nearest supermarket is anything like mine, you will have noticed increasing space being given over to “free from” products. Sporting images of foods that look as good as their regular counterparts, the packaging hints at health benefits; the labels proclaim their contents free from lactose, dairy, and most commonly, gluten. Gluten-free bread, cakes, curry sauces and pesto; displays of gluten-free easter eggs. Such is the hype that foods that have never traditionally contained gluten are now marketed by some producers as “naturally gluten-free”. As well as a dedicated aisle, around the store you will find gluten-free ready meals in the “healthier choices” chiller cabinet, and gluten-free chicken nuggets in the frozen food aisle.
There was a time, not that long ago, when gluten-free food was only available on prescription – it was a medical need for a small minority of people. Humans, after all, had been consuming gluten in some form for thousands of years. But this was the era that we may come to know as BG (Before Gwyneth). For many, gluten is now the enemy. As one US talkshow host joked last year, in Los Angeles it is “comparable to satanism”.
Ambassador and chief executive of Turkish Airlines called before MPs in London after girls apparently flew to Istanbul with intention of joining Isis
Turkey’s ambassador to Britain and the chief executive of the country’s national airline have been called to appear before MPs following the disappearance of three teenage girls who are believed to have flown to Istanbul before heading to Syria to join Islamic State (Isis).
David Cameron has indicated that security arrangements at the border and on aeroplanes could be tightened to prevent young people travelling to join the extremist group and has asked the home secretary, Theresa May, and the transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, to examine “all the protocols we have in place”.
Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready
A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.
Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.