Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for Independent.co.uk

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A journey through the weirdest YouTube account I've ever encountered

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3001: The Final Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey to get sequel series on Syfy

Series will follow astronaut Frank Poole 1000 years into Earth's future

The racially diverse emoji are here

A colour swatch will allow you to choose the skin tone

Mother breastfeeds baby in graduation photo to show: 'You don't have to give up a career to have kids'

Candid photo was taken at graduation ceremony in Australia

Freddie Gibbs shot at after Brooklyn show: 'They tried to kill Tupac, they tried to kill me, I’m still alive'

Rapper was performing at a record store in Williamsburg

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn's next film will be The Neon Demon

It will be a horror film about 'vicious beauty'

Russell Brand: 'PARKLIFE!' emerges as the internet's favourite way to mock comedian-turned-revolutionary

Excerpts from Brand's speeches get Blur chorus

Tower of London first flooded with poppies, now rubbish

In Tower Hamlets the Starbucks blow, between the lamp posts row on row

Countryfile: The Movie – BBC show to get feature-length special

Special will span the UK's countryside

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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible