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For a killer ragu, spend a little more on the meat: You’ll get what you pay for

Ethan Stowell likes to make his tasty ragu with pork or veal cheeks, but if you can’t find those, ground beef short rib will work just fine.
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For five decades a Nicosia bookshop has been a monument to everything Cypriot in print. THEO PANAYIDES meets its founder   The first time I walk into MAM bookshop in Nicosia, to arrange a time f
Be it the mines, fields, brick kilns, or carpet looms, the condition of children working in them is inhuman and a concerted global effort is needed to protect their childhood, writes Nobel Laureate Ka
A millennium-old minaret towering above Aleppo's Umayyad mosque, an imposing citadel overlooking the old city center, a medieval covered market and a 21st century shopping mall.
Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh welcomed a baby boy at the end of November [Wenn] There have been many gorgeous celebrity babies who have been introduced to the world in the last year. Kim K
Celine Dion has opened up about facing her first Christmas without her late husband [Getty] And now the singer has opened up about facing her first Christmas without him. The star has revealed sh
Kate Middleton looked incredible in Diana's tiara [James Whatling] The Duchess Of Cambridge, alongside her husband Prince William, headed to the annual lavish event sporting a gorgeous red dress a
Gigi Hadid has revealed that she's been suffering from a thyroid disease for two years [Getty] Model Gigi Hadid has revealed that she suffers from Hashimoto’s disease, a condition which affects th
Justin Bieber has been announced as a headliner for British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 [Getty] And it looks like he's using his time as a single man to throw himself into his work. As well as ann
Brooklyn Beckham posted this hilarious throwback snap of Victoria [Brooklyn Beckham/Instagram] The footballer’s son, 17, took to Instagram to post the funny snap to his 8.8 million followers, of h
Nicole Scherzinger admitted that she wants to duet with Cruz Beckham  [Getty] X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger is lining up a duet with Victoria and David Beckham’s youngest son, who ha
Nigel Farage has his sights set on Strictly Come Dancing 2017 [Wenn] The former UKIP leader was rumoured to be going into the I’m A Celebrity jungle this year, but has now revealed that following
Rapper Kanye West was pictured for the first time since he was hospitalised [Giovanni Leonardo Bassan/Instagram] Rapper Kanye West has been photographed for the first time since he was released fr
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in primetime        
Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift have shocked fans with their surprise reveal [WIRE] The two superstars have teamed up for track I Don't Wanna Live Forever for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Tayl
It's off the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack.        
The Netherlands has threatened to scupper a trade and security deal between the Ukraine and the EU unless it receives legally binding guarantees at a summit of European leaders next week. Read more he
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney fans can buy a piece of history when the late animation entrepreneur's signed will and other Disney memorabilia go up for auction on Friday.
Iron Man, the Vulture and high school crushes, oh my!        
THIS time of the year when we can take that needed vacation from work, a number of families take time to relax and enjoy the holidays by traveling outside the country. One of the destinations where Fi
MANY mental health workers (i.e. counselors, social workers, psychologists) and other individuals like houseparents and child care workers experience vicarious trauma. Vicarious trauma is the process
The figure on this small ceramic plate handmade by local artist Marna McGlinn is quite dapper.        
FRANCISTOWN: Makombela Traditional Dance group has released a six-track debut album titled Dzingaendapi.
UK born house music vocalist, Monique Bingham, will grace the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) at The Grand Palm on December 31.
Okavango Promotions will host the first ever Gaborone African Food festival (GAF) on December 17 at Bojanala Water Front.
There are worse things for a teen than Tony Stark giving you sweet tech.        
Dear Amy: A dozen years ago I married a very intelligent, kind and highly educated man.        
SASKATOON - The Saskatoon Health Region has joined others across the country in warning patients who have had open-heart surgery that they are at potential risk for infection. The warning is aimed at
It’s the 54th year for Most Holy Trinity’s Christmas party, and for the owner of the Anchor Bar, it’s almost a religion        
The discovery of smallpox DNA in a 17th century child mummy may shorten the timeline of the deadly infectious disease's history, according to a study published Thursday The post Tracing smallpox: Viru
This weekend’s championship between Seattle and Toronto doesn’t feature aging imports—and the league is OK with that.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied the Vegas Golden Knights’ trademark application, citing possible confusion with the Golden Knights of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.
Rulemaking bodies eliminate one-stroke penalty for accidentally moving ball on putting green.

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