More US millionaires

The number of households in the United States with a net worth of at least one million dollars jumped last year according to calculations based on


Giotto secrets uncovered

Restoration experts have used ultra violet lights to rediscover the rich, original details in pictures by one of Italy’s most noted artists Giotto


Fortis back in the black

Belgium-based insurance group Fortis said it returned to profit last year. As a result it resumed paying a dividend to shareholders. Net profit

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Porpoise hunt in Japan

Japan’s harpoon hunt of Dall’s porpoises continues despite growing international pressure for the country to cease the hunting of cetaceans.


Leading Sunni cleric dies

One of the Islamic world’s leading figures has died suddenly Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, head of Egypt’s most prestigious seat of learning, al