Natasha Culzac

Natasha Culzac writes for http://independent.co.uk

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Smoke rises during airstrikes on the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobani by the Kurds

Isis in Kobani: Dramatic images emerge from clash as US rules out 'boots on ground'

Air power on its own is not going to be enough to save Kobani, the Pentagon's Press Secretary has said

EE has launched its new TV service

EE launches TV service with 70 channels that can be watched on four devices

EE TV also has an on-demand service, such as BBC iPlayer, in addition to a record function

Part of the Facebook page for

Woman suing US government after DEA secretly creates fake Facebook page in her name

Sondra "Sosa" Arquiett was arrested in 2010 and images from her phone had been used by DEA agents to create a Facebook account to try and ensnare further criminals

Security experts have revealed how hackers have been able to withdraw wads of cash from ATMs

Experts show how hackers withdraw wads of money from cash machines

Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team looked at ATMs across Eastern Europe and found that a piece of malware enabled them to get 40 notes in one go

Facebook is reportedly developing an app that will provide users with anonymity

Facebook 'developing app to post anonymously', sources claim

The social network was recently criticised for its crackdown on pseudonyms, after it left drag queens, for example, deciding between changing to their real names or having their accounts suspended

Apple is soon to unveil its latest iPad offerings

iPad Pro: Apple's next-gen device 'could have Mac OS X operating system'

Apple's latest iPad offerings are expected to be unveiled later this month - with rumoured names including iPad 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro

A millionaire student is selling her Swarovski-encrusted Mercedes to raise money for two animal charities

Millionaire student sells Swarovski-encrusted Mercedes to raise cash for animal charities

Daria Radionova, 21, has put the car up on eBay, with bids reaching £150,000 in a matter of days

People visit the '12 Labours of Putin' art exhibition marking the 62th birthday of Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin reimagined as Hercules in Moscow exhibition by fan group

One-day exhibition 'The 12 Labours of Putin' was timed to honour the Russian President's 62nd birthday

Ray Cole, whose son said has been

Gay British man Ray Cole released from Moroccan prison

Mr Cole was sentenced to four months in a Moroccan prison for reportedly having homosexual images on his phone

Amnesty International has called for an independent investigation into allegations that Burmese migrants were beaten and mistreated by Thai police

Thailand murders: Amnesty demands inquiry into allegations of torture of suspects

Thai police are alleged to have doused some questioned migrant workers with boiling water, in addition to have beaten and threatened them, as doubts are raised over the veracity of the confessions of two Burmese workers

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own