Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler is a journalist and former comment editor at The Independent.

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War in the Balkans: Atrocities - UN has `massive evidence of war crimes by Serbs'

UNITED NATIONS investigators stated publicly for the first time yesterday that they have evidence of "massive war crimes" committed by Serb forces in Kosovo. They said nobody, including Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, was immune from prosecution.

Amnesty condemns failure to grant refugees official status refugees

War in the Balkans: International Law

War in the Balkans: Casualties - First US troops killed on Apache training mission

NATO STILL insisted yesterday that the alliance was winning the war, even as it confirmed that an Apache helicopter exploded in flames during training in Albania, killing two American crewmen.

War in the Balkans: Aid Effort - Refugees on verge of riot in the camps

REFUGEES PENNED into squalid, overcrowded Macedonian camps were on the verge of rioting yesterday as reports emerged of what could be Kosovo's worst massacre yet.

War In The Balkans: Fuel Supplies - Nato states supply oil to Serbia

THE YUGOSLAV state oil company is still taking direct deliveries of refined products from European Union countries including Britain.

Illnesses 'caused by El Al jet crash'

AN OFFICIAL report on the 1992 crash of an El Al jet into a block of flats in Amsterdam has found a "direct link" between the crash and the medical problems of residents of the suburb where the cargo plane came down.

Jamaica erupts in fuel price rioting

VIOLENT PROTESTS, looting and shootings triggered by a hike in fuel prices brought Jamaica to a standstill yesterday. Foreign airlines cancelled flights into Kingston after disturbances that left one woman dead and at least six other people wounded.
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The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
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Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...