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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

NFL star Adrian Peterson indicted for 'hitting his four-year-old son with a cane'

Peterson is a running back with the Minnesota Vikings

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been selected to fight a safe Tory seat in the next election

Boris Johnson parliamentary race: London Mayor selected to stand for Tory safe seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip

Mr Johnson’s selection is seen as a potential threat to Mr Cameron’s position in the long term

The Economist withdraws book review that claimed slavery wasn't as bad as portrayed

Anonymous review of The Half Has Never Been Told maintained it was bias to take the view most black slaves were victims while most whites were villains

Ashya was receiving treatment for a brain tumour

Ashya King: Parents told they can take five-year-old to Prague to seek proton treatment for brain tumour

Doctors in Southampton are understood to have said the treatment is unlikely to have any benefits over those available in the UK

An Isis fighter pictured earlier this year

Syria crisis: British jihadists becoming disillusioned with fighting rival rebels and want to come home

One fighter claimed they would be willing to undergo deradicalisation and submit to surveillance if they were assured of avoiding jail terms on their return

The self-appointed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Iraq crisis: British lawyers prepare international war crimes case against Isis leaders

Commanders, emirs and provincial governors all under investigation

George Galloway's speech is being hailed as a landmark oration which could help save the Union.

George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'

Police were quickly on the scene and made an arrest

Lewis Pugh at the Thames Barrier after completing his Seven Seas challenge yesterday

We must protect our oceans, says seven seas swimmer Lewis Pugh

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has called on David Cameron and other political leaders to act to protect the oceans as he completed his challenge to swim the Seven Seas.

Theresa May has criticised 'the cowardly murder' of James Foley

Theresa May to introduce anti-jihadist powers to tackle 'deadly extremist ideology'

Theresa May believes the struggle will 'last for decades'

Detlef Guenzel during his trial at the court in Dresden, eastern Germany. The trial of the man accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists starts in Germany

German policeman denies murdering man he met on cannibalism website

Detlev Guenzel denies murder and his defence lawyer claims the victim killed himself

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam