Tim Walker

Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.

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Flowers were left for Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa yesterday

Ottawa shooting: Imam urges Canadians not to give in to 'fear and mistrust'

In the wake of the gunman’s rampage, Tim Walker hears a call for calm from a leader of the Muslim community

Flowers adorn a barricade around the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa shooting: Deadly attacks force Canada to face up to a global terror threat

Canadians are determined to protect their way of life from terrorism in what has been traditionally a liberal and safe society

Armed RCMP officers approach Centre Block on Parliament Hilll

Ottawa shootings: Terror strikes Canadian capital as attacks leave one soldier and one suspect dead

Prime Minister rushed to safety after deadly gunfight in parliament

Carl Bernstein (left) and Bob Woodward (right) with former 'Washington Post' executive editor Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee dead: Celebrated former Watergate editor dies, aged 93

Mr Bradlee died of natural causes after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years

Postcard from... Mexico City

Sunday afternoon at the Arena México, and several hundred locals are cheering as six greased, masked men beat the hell out of each other in increasingly spectacular fashion. This is Lucha Libre, the famous wrestling form that is Mexico’s second most popular sport after football. Thousands more are watching at home as the action unfolds in the arena known as “the cathedral of Lucha Libre”, which has hosted wrestling competitions since the 1930s.

An electronic board warns people of the Ebola virus near a hospital in Lagos

Ebola crisis: Nigeria's 'spectacular success' in combating virus provides hope for others

Forty people taken off an Ebola watchlist in US

The new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, suggested it was 'good karma' not to ask for a pay rise

Microsoft chief sorry over pay-rise advice for women

Mr Nadella suggested it was 'good karma' not to ask for a rise

The Oscar-winning actress has won new admirers with
her response to becoming a ‘sex crime’ victim

Jennifer Lawrence: The star who fought back

The Oscar-winning actress has won new admirers with  her response to becoming a 'sex crime' victim

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow was gushing as she met President Obama

Gwyneth Paltrow gushes over Barack Obama: 'You're so handsome, I can't speak properly'

Back garden fundraiser gives star the chance to admit admiration for President

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, 26, was kidnapped last year while carrying out aid work in eastern Syria

Abdul-Rahman Kassig: Parents of US hostage beg Isis leader to free their son

Mr Kassig appeared in the online video released by the militants, which showed the beheading of British humanitarian worker Alan Henning

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?