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It may seem presumptuous to second-guess how someone might have felt about a situation, were they here with us today. But having known Diana, Princess of Wales well, I find it hard to imagine she would be anything other than enormously happy about Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, and extremely proud of her younger son.
Heavens above! Beat that, brothers and sisters, as I suppose embarrassed Anglicans must now learn to call themselves.
Britain's Prince Harry and bride Meghan Markle, otherwise known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, last night spent their first night as a married couple in Windsor Castle.
Italy's two anti-establishment parties yesterday promised to ramp up spending in a programme for a new coalition government, putting them on a collision course with the European Union despite watering down some of their most radical proposals.
Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and handed terrorism charges to a man of Egyptian origin.
Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy who was left in critical condition by a nerve agent attack more than two months ago, has been discharged from hospital, England's health service said yesterday.
Detectives have arrested a 65-year-old man over the murder of an 85-year-old woman who was killed in a "horrendous" attack in her home, police said.
A court in Kosovo jailed eight men on Friday for plotting to attack the Israeli national soccer team in Albania in a World Cup qualifying match in 2016.
Britain will hold a one-minute silence on the anniversary of the Manchester Arena atrocity to remember the 22 people who lost their lives.
In the final portrait of Mozart from 1790, a year before his death, he is painted as puffy and bloated, his face ravaged by alcoholism.
Italy's two anti-establishment parties met yesterday to finalise a governing accord that would slash taxes, ramp up welfare spending and pose the biggest challenge to the European Union since Britain voted to leave the bloc two years ago.
Men will be fined for wolf-whistling or making sexual comments towards women in France, as part of new tougher legislation to combat lecherous behaviour.
A mother and stepfather have been jailed for the rape of a girl who was returned to their care after social services dismissed her as "troublesome".
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday Britain would leave the EU customs union after Brexit but a source said London was considering a backstop plan that would apply the bloc's external tariffs beyond December 2020.
A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby.
A woman who says her marriage is "loveless and desperately unhappy" is trying to persuade Supreme Court justices to let her divorce her husband of 40 years.
France's parliament has passed a law to tighten laws on child rape but sparked ire among rights groups by dropping an earlier plan to set a legal age of sexual consent.
Not since the dress colour illusion have we called into question our own sanity and judgment to such a degree.
US President Donald Trump has "rid Europe of all illusions" by quitting the Iran nuclear deal and driving trade disputes, the European Council president said yesterday, underlining the depth of trans-Atlantic discord.
A man who impersonated a doctor to sexually assault a pregnant woman has been jailed, police have announced.
An 85-year-old woman found dead at her home following a "cowardly assault" has been described as "incredible" and someone who was "always happy".
Overweight horse riders have caused a trekking centre at a Dartmoor farm to close because the animals cannot carry them, its owners have revealed.
France's lower house of parliament has voted to toughen laws on the rape of minors, but stopped short of setting a legal age of sexual consent.
Five staff at an Italian hotel popular with tourists have been arrested over the alleged drugging and gang rape of a British woman.
A clown and his yodelling sidekick, stars of the reality TV show 'Belgium's Got Talent', have been arrested for the brutal murder of a mother of three in front of her children, after a rooftop stand-off with armed police, which was broadcast live on Facebook.
Researchers using digital editing techniques have deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank's diary that she had covered over with brown masking paper, discovering four risque jokes and a candid explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution.
A paedophile who drove 130 miles with the intention of having sex with a 10-year-old girl has been jailed for eight years.
Police in southern Switzerland say they are investigating the death of a German man after a Tesla car he was driving crashed into a guardrail and burst into flames.
A fisherman who was bitten by a shark was rescued by a helicopter crew from the Royal Coastguard.
HUNDREDS of well-wishers lined the street outside Everton FC's stadium to say farewell to 23-month old Alfie Evans.
A COMMERCIAL pilot battered his estranged wife to death when she wouldn't lower the asking price of their home, a court has heard heard.
A GLOBAL audience will be watching when Prince Harry weds his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle on Saturday, but most Britons don’t care much, a YouGov poll said yesterday.
Meghan Markle's father will not walk the royal bride down the aisle, after he pulled out of his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry last night.
A New York nanny convicted of fatally stabbing two young children in her care was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a crime that has been described as every parent's nightmare.
A 21-year-old woman who police believe was murdered at a campsite was a "wonderful mum" and a "brilliant best friend".
The suspected terrorist who stabbed a man to death and injured four other people with a kitchen knife in central Paris was a Chechen-born French citizen on a terror watch list.
On a rainy morning in January, Vachagan Emeksuzyan was driving near his home in the Russian resort of Sochi when he saw a bright spot on the brown roadside. He stopped and was shocked at what he saw: the shape was a sandy-coloured neighbourhood dog that he had known for years, lying dead in the water with a dart in its side.
Two Britons kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a visit to a national park have been released, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said.
The young man who stabbed one person to death and injured four others in Paris was on a watch list for potential radicalism.
The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya in 1997, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said.
Eighty-two women yesterday walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to highlight the limited number of female film-makers selected for the festival's competition line-up over its 71 years.
Britain's Prince Harry weds US actress Meghan Markle next Saturday in a union of royalty and Hollywood glamour expected to reinvigorate the UK's House of Windsor.
A knife-wielding attacker has killed one person and injured four in the centre of Paris before being killed by police.
A court in Milan has ruled that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi can run for office again, five years after he was convicted of tax fraud.
Archaeologists have made an unusual discovery at Pompeii - the remains of a carbonised horse which died when the ancient Roman city was engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago.
France's finance minister says European countries should push back harder against the Trump administration over the Iran nuclear deal and not act as "vassals" to the US.
Controversy has erupted over a decision to cover the French medieval walled city of Carcassonne in bright yellow circles in the name of art.
Britain's nuclear regulator said on Friday it will prosecute nuclear reprocessing plant operator Sellafield Ltd over an incident in February in which an employee was contaminated.
A romantic gesture at Zurich Airport in Switzerland backfired after a passenger’s heartfelt efforts resulted in a hefty bill and drama at the check-in desk.
A man who bludgeoned his girlfriend to death, chopped up her body and flushed her remains down the toilet has been found guilty of murder.
President Emmanuel Macron of France urged Germany yesterday to drop its "fetish for budget and trade surpluses" amid foot-dragging from Angela Merkel over his reform plans for Europe.
An Uber driver who raped a drunken passenger in the back of his car before taking a selfie with her has been jailed for 12 years.
THE parents of a three-month-old baby boy who died after being shaken and submerged in water have been convicted in relation to his death.
A TEENAGER has been found guilty of killing a youth worker who confronted a group of drug dealers outside his home.
The ex-wife of a Swedish property magnate who said a divorce court judge created a "nightmare" situation by giving her £51 million plus company shares "worth very little" to her has lost the latest round of a legal battle.
When Donald Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, he took a sledgehammer to the European Union's long-term security, trade and energy strategies and dealt Brussels a painful blow to its pride.
Brigitte Macron, the French 'first lady', has ordered lawyers to investigate complaints that con artists used her name and face to sell anti-wrinkle cream and even claimed she had a stake in the "revolutionary" product.
Two fairground workers have been convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of a girl who died after a bouncy castle blew away with her inside it at an Easter fair.
A man has appeared in court accused of attempting to kidnap and sexually assault an eight-year-old girl after she posted a letter.
A Montenegrin investigative reporter who writes about organised crime in the small Adriatic country was shot and wounded late on Tuesday in the capital, Podgorica, police said.
A mother who was convicted of kidnapping her own daughter in an attempt to profit from her disappearance broke her ten-year silence on the scandal, saying she is not “Britain’s worst mum”.
Alex Ferguson was "awake and talking" three days after suffering a life-threatening brain haemorrhage and being rushed into the operating theatre, close friends said yesterday.
A passenger bus caught fire and exploded in the heart of Rome on Tuesday, witnesses said, sending a plume of black smoke over the city centre in the ninth such blaze this year.
A goods train and a passenger train collided in southern Germany on Monday, rail operator Deutsche Bahn said, and local media reported two people were killed.
President Vladimir Putin, already the longest-serving leader of Russia since Stalin, launched a fourth presidential term yesterday in which he has promised to improve Russian lives at home while showing no sign of backing down in his confrontation with the West.
Vladimir Putin has taken the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president and promised to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country.
A mother has pleaded for her son's killing to be the last fatal shooting, amid a 24-hour crime wave.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday promised new military operations against Kurdish militants along its border in Syria and Iraq as he presented his election manifesto.
All weddings come with a degree of logistical difficulty, from transport to speeches to the all-important wearing of hats. Few will come with written instruction regarding the usefulness of swords.
Millennials are waiting longer to have sex, with one in eight still a virgin at 26 years old, new research has found.
A MAN who was shot dead by a gunman on a bicycle had been a mob fixer who stopped a gangster terrorising footballer Steven Gerrard.
Music drifted from the park across the street. It reached us above the traffic, in small melancholy fragments from the little space where couples were dancing at a milonga - the open-air tango which draws the deft of foot to open spaces along the shores of the Danube on balmy spring evenings.
It is 32 years since Ivan Semenyuk and his family were told to flee their home in Paryshev, just miles from the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. For him, the move away was temporary because the 84-year-old refuses to live anywhere else.
Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospital and underwent surgery last night.
The Swedish Academy that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it will not make the award this year because of a sexual misconduct scandal that has caused turmoil in its ranks and led to a string of board members stepping down.
An injection that helps people lose more than a stone in just four weeks has been developed by British scientists in a breakthrough hailed as 'the most exciting' treatment ever found for tackling obesity.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to pursue a "no compromise" Brexit after the Tories saw off Jeremy Corbyn's challenge with a stronger-than-expected local election result.
A "devious" predator who attempted to deliberately infect four men with HIV has been jailed for eight years in Scotland.
TERROR group ETA has completely disbanded, ending a 60-year guerrilla campaign in the Basque Country.
A motorist led a "brutal" and "unrelenting" pursuit of a teenager before mowing him down and killing him, a court heard.
Missiles have been thrown during the funeral procession for a criminal who was stabbed while burgling a pensioner’s home.
Britain will be unable to leave the European customs union before 2023 ministers have been told, meaning the delay could be exploited by Remainers to thwart Brexit.
Nearly half a million women in England missed out on NHS cancer screening because of an IT error, the government has admitted - adding that hundreds may have died as a result.
With ornate floral tributes ranging from a boxing ring to a bottle of vodka Henry Vincent, a burglar stabbed to death while raiding a south London pensioner's home was given a lavish send-off.
As Italy struggles to deal with burgeoning populations of a giant rodent, a mayor has come up with a novel solution - eat them.
Separatist group ETA has said its journey and political activities have ended, a day after the organisation's intentions were leaked in a letter.
British investigators are excavating a riverbank in western Germany to follow up on new tips in the case of a soldier's daughter who went missing aged two in 1981.
An Austrian man has been accused of murdering and dismembering a woman before storing some of her body in a freezer to eat later.
The investigation into Cambridge Analytica and the firm's harvesting of data will continue despite the political analysis firm declaring bankruptcy.
Emmanuel Macron has raised eyebrows during his visit to Australia by calling Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's wife Lucy "delicious".
Top Pope aide Cardinal George Pell could face two separate trials as he fights to clear his name over historic sexual offence allegations, an Australian court heard yesterday.
Basque separatist group ETA has completely dismantled all its structures, ending a 50-year guerrilla campaign, it said in a letter dated April 16 and published by online newspaper 'El Diario'.
Jeremy Hunt has apologised and announced a public inquiry into errors in the NHS breast cancer screening programme in the UK – which meant as many as 450,000 women missed out on invitations for regular check-ups.
Paramedics trying to save the life of a critically ill boy asked if he could be taken to a hospital three minutes away but were told it was not properly equipped, an inquest has heard.