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.
19 April 2013 05:49 PM
An Asian-American man claims to have been beaten in the Bronx area of New York in retaliatory violence over the Boston marathon bombing, with his racist attackers apparently targeting him because they believed he was Arab.
19 April 2013 05:47 PM
A newspaper front page that wrongly identified two innocent men as the prime suspects in the Boston marathon bombing has renewed embarrassment for the New York Post newspaper, just days after it erroneously reported that 12 people had died in the incident when the death toll was in fact three.
17 April 2013 06:48 PM
A man has become the first to be jailed under new scientific safety laws after faking data for a clinical trial which could have endangered cancer victims.
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
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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