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The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

Aug 4, 2014

The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

The skies above Flanders, 1917 — Indian pilot Hardutt Singh Malik is guiding his single-seater biplane fighter up through thick cloud behind his Canadian flight commander, William ‘Billy’ Barker, in search of enemy aircraft. Their dangerously blind ascent finally ends as they emerge into ...

Apr 22, 2014

Ravers relive the glory days with their kids at club events

The bass is pumping, the lights are low and the dance floor of the club is heaving. It’s the weekend and the young man is enjoying himself — until someone steals his balloon. Dressed in a Spider-Man outfit, the 4-year-old boy runs to his ...

Monty Python reunion show sells out in 43.5 seconds

Nov 26, 2013

Monty Python reunion show sells out in 43.5 seconds

Monty Python added another four dates to their “one-off” reunion show on Monday after 14,500 tickets to their first London live performance sold out in just 43.5 seconds. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin announced their surprise return to ...

William ready to guide heir's   'normal' life

| Jul 23, 2013

William ready to guide heir's 'normal' life

The weight of expectation on Britain’s new royal baby is already huge but his father, Prince William, is ready to guide him in treading the fine line between duty and a private life. As the eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, ...