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
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Kylie Jenner challenge: Bizarre lip suction device inspired by Kardashian sister goes viral
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor are reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 4 Bruce Forsyth backs assisted dying campaign: 'If I had Alzheimer's or dementia I would do something about it'
- 5 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'