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22 November 2013 12:00 AM
The author of the 'Narnia' children's books, died an hour before Kennedy. His stepson recalls the day
The Independent is banned from Azerbaijan's Baku World Challenge for wanting to look beyond the marketing hype
20 November 2013 10:00 PM
The Independent was supposed to wake up this morning under the plushest sheets known to Azerbaijan. But a construction tycoon and friend of the President who had been due to host this reporter in Baku, the former Soviet republic's capital city, decided at the 11th hour that he was not welcome. So I'm still here in London, left out in the warmth.
20 November 2013 12:00 AM
A hot sauce invented by a Vietnamese refugee is a cult hit among foodies – but locals say its factory fumes make them ill. A judge will decide its fate on Friday
20 November 2013 12:00 AM
Since 1927, Jack Haddock has lived in the same council house – a rare symbol of stability in a system now under threat
British motorcycling champion Sean Emmett cleared to return home following wife's balcony death in Dubai
19 November 2013 02:30 PM
He had been trapped in the Emirate since February
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
Twenty years on, the founder of animal rights group Peta is still fighting. But about that racoon... Simon Usborne meets Ingrid Newkirk
The LBJ missal: Why a prayer book given to John F Kennedy was used to swear in the 36th US President
16 November 2013 12:00 AM
A few seconds after 12:30pm on 22 November 1963, Lyndon B Johnson lay face down on the floor of his limousine under a secret service agent called Rufus Youngblood. Radios crackled with panic and confusion. Neither man knew it yet but the moment a bullet had killed JFK two cars ahead, Johnson had automatically become President of the United States.
14 November 2013 11:39 AM
Recent tragedies in London shouldn’t force us off our bikes. Here are some tips to help cyclists stay safe on the roads
11 November 2013 11:50 AM
Armstrong has said it's been 'real tough' and complained about financial losses
10 November 2013 12:00 AM
Middle-class demand for the superfood has cultivated mockery. But there's something more vital than pride at stake
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 North Koreans are gasping for the truth: Let's give it to them
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early