Elton John has told Russia's President Vladimir Putin that he has met Russians abused under legislation banning "homosexual propaganda".
The Grammy Awards have been bestowed widely as Gotye, fun. and Mumford and Sons took top honours on the music industry's biggest night.
The musician has told the International Aids conference the epidemic has been 'fuelled by stigma, violence and indifference'.
Elton John writes about how the Ukraine now threatens the freedom of gay people to express themselves or even speaking openly about homosexuality.
Other than certain individuals such as Elton John and Wayne Rooney most men accept hair loss with a sense of resignation.
Music greats and Hollywood icons joined family members of Whitney Houston at a church in her hometown to pay tribute to her a week after her death.
Jocelyn Newmarch reviews Cordelia Fine's Mind of its Own: How your Brain Distorts and Deceives, while Thomas Burkhalter reviews They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life by Oliver James.
Twenty-three days, 16 countries, 31 matches and countless events, concerts and exhibits are sure to keep fans busy during the European football championships in Austria and Switzerland from June 7 to 29. Each of the eight host cities has planned large public viewing areas capable of accommodating tens of thousands of fans.
The King of New Orleans, Fats Domino, is one of the few optimistic people in the still devastated city. "Everybody is doing the best they can. I think New Orleans will recover," he says on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. That is not a view shared by many of the city's 250 000-plus residents still waiting to return to their homes.
Elton John confirmed on Wednesday that he owned a photograph of two young girls which was seized by police at a British gallery. Northumbria police said the picture by award-winning American photographer Nan Goldin was taken from the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, north-eastern England.
It began with bread. And that is how it ended. Shortly after 4pm, on a sun-filled autumn day, the voices of Luciano Pavarotti and his father, the baker Fernando, "who had a voice perhaps more beautiful than mine" filled the 12th century cathedral of Modena as they sang together Cesar Franck's hymn, Panis Angelicus (Bread of Angels).
Princes William and Harry were to lead tributes on Friday to their late mother, Princess Diana, on the 10th anniversary of her death at a service attended by senior royals and Diana's friends and family. William and Harry, who were just 15 and 12 when their mother died following a high-speed car crash in Paris, have spent months arranging the service.