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.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 2 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
- 3 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
- 4 News agency criticised for describing Amal Clooney as 'actor's wife' in coverage of human rights trial
- 5 David De Gea to Real Madrid: Real finally get their man with £29m bid for Manchester United goalkeeper