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Mega mansion flop: hyped LA home sells for less than half its $500m asking price

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A Bel Air mega mansion marketed as “America’s most expensive residence” sold in an bankruptcy auction on Thursday with a winning bid of $126m, a fraction of its reported original asking price of half a billion dollars...

London’s smallest microflat sells for 80% above asking price

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A 7-square-metre microflat, cramming in a bed, toilet, shower, sink and a microwave tucked under the pillow, has sold for 80% above its minimum listing price at £90,000. The microflat, located in a Victorian conversio...

Asking prices for UK homes show record rise, as demand exceeds supply

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Asking prices for homes coming on to the market in Britain rose by a record 2.3% in February, according to the property website Rightmove. The listing site said it was the biggest monthly increase in the 20 years it h...

The Taliban forced Afghan TV workers into hiding. Now they’re asking Hollywood for help

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For nearly two decades, Afghanistan’s TV industry developed popular hits, from medical shows and family dramas to Afghan Star, a music competition based on American Idol. Now, nearly six months after the Taliban seiz...

Nicola Sturgeon urged to scrap census asking teenagers about anal sex

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Scotland’s largest parents’ organisation is calling for the SNP government to withdraw its schools’ health and wellbeing census, which has attracted opprobrium for asking 14-year-olds about their experience of anal se...

Tony Blair considered asking Queen to open Stormont assembly

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Tony Blair considered asking the Queen to open the newly formed Northern Ireland assembly in 1998, newly released state papers show. A letter from the then prime minister’s principal private secretary, John Holmes, re...

Two decades after The Matrix came out, we’re still asking: ‘Is this really happening?’

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It was early 1999, and people were freaking out about the future. A new millennium was on the way, carrying with it the promise – or threat – of massive change. Would the next century guide us toward a tech-enabled ut...

If you’re asking how the Plymouth shooter got his gun, look at the broken licensing system

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As a young police constable, I had to face an armed suspect in a cafe. Equipped only with a truncheon, I stared at the gunman as he aimed his weapon at me and pulled the trigger point-blank at my head. The gun jammed;...

How we met: ‘I was asking her to marry me. She immediately said it was impossible’

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When Michael travelled from the US to Egypt in the summer of 2015 to study Arabic, he wasn’t expecting to find love. Then, at an Arabic language institute in Cairo, he was introduced to Somaia, who taught specialist p...

Kimmel on Trump asking advisers to stop comedians: ‘He can’t take a joke’

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Jimmy Kimmel ripped the former president’s thin skin on Tuesday evening, hours after the Daily Beast reported that in the middle of his presidency, Donald Trump pressed advisers and lawyers to use whatever means neces...

House asking prices hit record levels across Great Britain

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House asking prices have hit record levels across every region of Great Britain, according to latest figures, although some experts have questioned whether the pandemic boom is finally starting to wane. The price of p...

Lab-grown meat is on the rise. It’s time to start asking tough questions

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The salad looks relatively normal: fried chicken, leafy greens, red cabbage, slices of mandarin, a mango-sesame dressing on the side. But this is no ordinary salad. Getting hold of this particular lunchbox involved st...

Average asking price for UK homes hits record £333,564

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The average asking price of homes coming on to the UK property market hit a high of a third of a million pounds in May, according to figures from the listings website Rightmove. The average asking price has increased ...

I am once again asking for a normal, affordable apartment

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I began my morning, as I do many mornings, by masochistically searching different apartment listing sites for one-bedrooms and studios I could fantasize about renting –well, to the extent that one can fantasize about ...