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In a hot and stuffy room at her house in Hanoi, Tran Thanh Thuc holds up a delicate silk scarf and begins snipping it into tiny pieces, ready to paste onto her works of art. For four decades, Thuc has been recreating Vietnamese landscapes using vibrant shades of fabric cut from scarves, traditional ao dai -- or whatever material she could find during years of poverty in the 1980s.
A government watchdog group says it has filed an ethics complaint against White House press secretary Jen Psaki for a comment she made earlier this week about Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe
Shocking moment woman falls down manhole with baby in arms
Making Southend-on-Sea a city would be a “wonderful” tribute to Sir David Amess, Priti Patel said, joining calls to fulfil one of his longest-running campaigns as a local MP.
Pregnant women at risk from NHS workers’ mixed messages over safety of jab. Expectant mothers tell helpline that midwives are advising them against vaccines despite threat posed by virus . Coronavirus – latest updates . See all our coronavirus coverage
The damage of Trump's border wall: animals unable to pass through protected land
Sealiway sprang a 12-1 surprise in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot as the big two, Adayar and Mishriff, finished out of the first three. Fifth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 13 days earlier, Sealiway bettered the form he showed when runner-up to St Mark's Basilica in the French Derby to lift the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece. The three-year-old colt, trained by Cedric Rossi and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, was made to fight all the way by the William Haggas-trained Dubai Honour, who only went down by three-quarters of a length.
Sir David Amess received an “upsetting” threat in the days leading up to the fatal attack on him during a routine constituency surgery, it has emerged.
Moment Russian actor, director complete Earth landing after filming on ISS
An actress and film director have returned to Earth after spending nearly two weeks in space making a movie on the International Space Station. Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko emerged from the Russian capsule smiling after it landed on the Kazakhstan steppe along with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky inside. Two of the group had rocketed into orbit on 5 October for a 12-day stint to film segments of a movie called The Challenge, which the Russian space agency Roscosmos said would help attract the "cream of the crop" to the sector.
NASA launched a spacecraft to study clusters of asteroids surrounding Jupiter on October 16, beginning a 12-year mission, the first of its kind, to study the rocks known as Jupiter Trojans.The mission, dubbed “Lucy,” took off on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after 5.30 am on Saturday.“Lucy will explore a record-breaking number of asteroids, flying by one main belt asteroid, and seven Trojans,” NASA said.The mission was named after human fossil discovered in Ethiopia nicknamed Lucy. “Just as the Lucy fossil provided unique insights into humanity’s evolution, the Lucy mission promises to revolutionize our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system, including Earth,” NASA said. Credit: NASA via Storyful
Angela Rayner is under fresh pressure to apologise for her “Tory scum” comments in the wake of Conservative MP Sir David Amess’ murder. Labour’s deputy leader joined colleagues from across the House of Commons paying tribute to Sir David, 69, who stabbed to death in front of horrified onlookers at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex on Friday. In a late-night rant on September 25, Mrs Rayner said she was “sick of shouting from the sidelines” at “a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, absolute pile of... banana republic... Etonian... piece of scum”.
Prisoners still deserve to be treated with empathy despite their crimes, writes Jennifer Stavros
‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum. Archaeologists find remains of fugitive during first dig at site near Pompeii in almost three decades
Newcastle United are likely to spend only a fraction of the £190m they are allowed to invest in players in January with a planned budget of just £50m for the first window under their Saudi Arabian owners.
Stirring image of striking worker Jason Schultz praised for being ‘worth a thousand words’
Erling Haaland shows off accuracy with incredible three-ball penalty challenge
Brendan Rodgers’ men ran out 4-2 victors in a chaotic end to an entertaining encounter.
This week’s new entertainment releases include an Elton John album of duets and an HBO documentary about the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump
I had no idea what fly-shooting was until Greenpeace invited me to spend the day at sea with them, says Simon Pegg. I saw the destructive industrial fishing that our government continues to turn a blind eye to