Rob Hastings is Assistant News Editor at The Independent. He has served on the news desk since 2010. While working as a freelance reporter and feature writer he was also published by The Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times.
15 April 2013 12:58 PM
The Independent spoke to Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector who now lives in New Malden, Surrey, about his life and the current political stand-off in Korea. His story of what led to him escaping is one of shocking sadness, but since coming to the UK - where he is working on a newspaper to smuggle into the country - he has been able to lead a much happier life.
14 April 2013 07:58 PM
Joo-il Kim believes the rhetoric is just a distraction
05 April 2013 07:05 PM
The interior of Siena’s Duomo has drawn visitors to the Tuscan cathedral for centuries to wonder at one of the world’s most intricately decorated religious buildings.
13 March 2013 05:45 PM
Michael Adams discusses why his father would have embraced digital photography but snubbed the aggressive stunts of environmental activists
12 March 2013 07:26 PM
The case of a mother who gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets for her 13th birthday present has been cited by the “Robocop” Mayor of Middlesbrough as an example of problem families.
Stressed? You bet I was. Shark wrestler Paul Marshallsea, hailed as a hero, is sacked because he was on sick leave
12 March 2013 05:00 PM
62-year-old apparently risked his life grabbing a six foot shark's tail as it approached the children
08 March 2013 04:43 PM
The cult urban planning strategy game is back after ten years and could be the most environmentally friendly game ever
26 February 2013 09:38 PM
A former boyfriend of Tamara Ecclestone has been sentenced to four years in prison for an "audacious" attempt to blackmail her for £200,000.
26 February 2013 07:50 PM
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has admitted that life in Iraq is still not what he hoped 10 years after the UK joined a US-led invasion of the country.
26 February 2013 07:43 PM
Mo Farah has been asked many questions by journalists since rising to fame by winning two gold medals at the London Olympics in the 5,000m and 10,000m. But none will have been as ill-researched as those posed by LaTonya Norton of New Orleans station WDSU.
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