Sophie is part of the online team at The Independent. She is interested in quirky news, feminism, the Middle East, and international politics.
07 February 2014 08:36 PM
A dog feared dead after a suspected gas explosion destroyed two homes and injured at least 10 people has been found alive.
04 October 2013 08:06 PM
An extremely rare white lion cub has been born at Belgrade's 'Good Hope Garden' zoo.
04 October 2013 07:46 PM
Landfall is expected late Saturday or early Sunday morning
18 September 2013 07:09 PM
It's one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and the awe-inspiring sight of the Grand Canyon on any ordinary day is stunning.
26 July 2013 02:04 PM
It seems even His Holiness is not safe from a wardrobe malfunction, as his mantle blew right over his face in the middle of his speech in Copacabana beach.
24 July 2013 06:55 PM
In recent years people have become more aware of exactly what is in their food, but patrons of one restaurant in Paris need not worry, as they have a unique way of assuring that their food is ethically-sourced - by growing it on the roof.
12 July 2013 06:07 PM
Relatives forged a death certificate in order to get an arrest warrant dropped
06 July 2013 05:55 PM
A man has been arrested after an amateur football game in Brazil turned into a gruesome double murder scene.
28 June 2013 06:10 PM
Imagine a miniature version of your smartphone that's on you all the time, letting you know when people call you, and keeping you updated with the gossip on your social networks. Welcome to the new frontier of digital technology, the smart watch.
28 June 2013 05:36 PM
Onlookers were treated to an unusual spectacle in Bristol today, as Nick Park – creator of Wallace & Gromit – enjoyed a ‘Grand Day Out’, along with 80 giant Gromit sculptures.
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- 2 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 5 Ball pool for adults opens in London