John Hall is Senior Online Reporter at The Independent. He also writes a column on new music for the newspaper.
26 October 2013 06:00 PM
In this exclusive extract from Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' guide, we reveal 10 destinations that offer great value next year
25 October 2013 07:00 PM
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Four Christians sentenced to 80 lashes in Iran for drinking ceremonial wine during communion service
25 October 2013 01:01 PM
Men also found guilty of possessing a satellite radio antenna
What would you choose for your last meal? Final food choices of executed criminals revealed… and they throw up a few oddball selections
24 October 2013 03:16 PM
Enlightening details show last dishes range from indulgent feasts to just a simple cup of coffee
Human remains, animal horns and sinister skull masks: Grisly discovery at eerie abandoned house that investigators believe was used as a 'voodoo' temple by occultists
24 October 2013 01:59 PM
Remains were found by a team of cleaners who had been brought in to prepare the abandoned Colorado property for sale
23 October 2013 05:00 PM
Saudi Arabia's government has warned it will use force if campaigners take to the streets protest against the country's ban on women driving.
Did Tamerlan Tsarnaev commit brutal, drug-related triple murder two years before Boston Marathon bombing?
23 October 2013 12:54 PM
Federal prosecutors officially name deceased Tsarnaev as a suspect in the slayings
Stoning for adulterers and amputation for thieves: Sultan of Brunei announces stricter punishments under Shariah Penal Code
22 October 2013 01:40 PM
The punishments are set to come into force over the next six months
When was the first parachute jump? Google Doodle marks the day in 1797 when André-Jacques Garnerin made history
21 October 2013 06:00 PM
Doodle is based on Parisian daredevil’s brave leap on October 22, 216 years ago
Opportunist thieves, disgraced perverts and crooked railway staff: Mugshots of notorious early 20th century transport criminals released
21 October 2013 04:47 PM
Chancers photographed after swiping unattended luggage, while organised felons used their connection to the railways to steal whisky supplies
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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