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Prince Harry and Melania Trump meet for the first time ahead of Invictus Games

US First Lady Melania Trump has met with Britain’s Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans that he founded several years ago. On Saturday Trump was heard telling the prince that she had just arrived on a flight from Washington, her first solo trip outside of the United States as first lady. It was also her first time meeting the prince, the White House said. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Cameron: Nothing in it for…

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My disability taught me to ask for help

Remember the last time your WiFi went out? How you felt alone in an empty world? You tried to restart it yourself, to no avail. Then you called tech support, which was as helpful as pouring glue down a clogged drain. Asking for help is not easy. Photo: Supplied You were baffled that no one had answers and, odds are good, your language wasn’t suitable for kids for the next 90 minutes. Exasperating, right? Something important you’d taken for granted went awry through no fault of your own, and your day…

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British actor Colin Firth granted Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

Rome: British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said. British media reported last year that Firth had applied to become Italian following the British referendum to quit the European Union. Colin Firth’s wife is Italian. Photo: Supplied “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King’s Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and has often declared his love for our land,” the Interior Ministry statement…

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A City of Secrets

MILAN — “Milan is a labyrinth,” Andrea Incontri said, as the two of us raced along the cobblestone streets of this ancient city aboard his white Vespa. Mr. Incontri, 46, is creative director of men’s wear at the Italian luxury group Tod’s, best known for its bobble-bottom Gommino driving loafer. Hired in 2014 to help expand and evolve Tod’s offerings — primarily shoes and men’s wear — Mr. Incontri has quietly gone on to carve out a singular niche among contemporary Italian designers. He accomplished this not through wacky press…

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The Look: A Mix of Tradition and Trend in Kabul

Advertisement Style the look A Mix of Tradition and Trend in Kabul In Afghanistan, the photographer Loulou d’Aki made appointments to photograph stylish residents of the capital city. And when the air cooled down, she captured more natural moments in public spaces. ImageCreditLoulou d’Aki for The New York Times “I wasn’t really sure what to expect,” Loulou d’Aki said. The Swedish photographer, who is based in Athens, has worked extensively in the Middle East. Before this summer, however, she had never been to Afghanistan. She was inspired to visit after…

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'Both parents can do the parenting': Just one in 20 dads take parental leave

For first-time parent David Kirby, the decision to take a year off work to look after his daughter Keeva was an easy one. “It’s important that either myself or my wife is with her and to see her growth and development for when she crawls for the first time or stands up for the first time,” he said. David Kirby with his daughter Keeva.  Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong “We both wanted to spend time with her and we’re prepared to take the salary sacrifice and career risk to do that, but we…

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How to Survive the Apocalypse

President Trump threatens to “totally destroy North Korea.” Another hurricane lashes out. A second monster earthquake jolts Mexico. Terrorists strike in London. And that’s just this past week or so. Yes, the world is clearly coming to an end. But is there anything you can do to prepare? That is not a philosophical question, or a theological one. And if it is a question that seems to beg any explication, you may stop reading now. But if you are among the swelling class of weekend paranoiacs of affluent means who…

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