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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Walid bin Attash claimed to recognise the court translator

Coincidence or infiltration? Trial of alleged 9/11 plotters halted after accused 'recognises interpreter' from CIA 'black site'

Ramzi bin al Shibh, a 42-year-old Yemeni, was captured in Pakistan in 2002 and held for the next four years at one of the US spy agency’s secret overseas prisons

Album of the Year winner Beck jests with Kanye West after the rapper poked fun at the previous controversy over his Taylor Swift interjection by jumping up during Beck's speech

Grammys 2015 roundup: The awards ceremony was manic and laced with politics

From Sam Smith to Barack Obama: this is what happened last night in LA

Lee Carter, left, and Grace Pastine, litigation director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, celebrate their victory inside The Supreme Court of Canada

Canada strikes down ban on assisted suicide

The country's Supreme Court has given doctors the right to help patients to die

Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz in May, 2013

Isis US hostage killed: Who is Kayla Jean Mueller?

The aid worker whom Isis claims has been killed in an air-strike was 26-years-old

Dr Murthy’s remarks will likely amplify calls for the Justice Department to downgrade its designation for marijuana, which it currently classifies as a Schedule I Controlled Substance

America's top doctor admits cannabis can be good for you

New Surgeon General, Dr Vivek Murthy, has suggested US drug policy ought to be science-led

Amy Pascal has reportedly stepped down

Amy Pascal to step down as Sony Pictures chair after 'racially insensitive' emails leaked in North Korean cyber-attack

She will, however, launch a new production company within Sony in March

Harper Lee, the author of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Go Set A Watchman: Concerns voiced that Harper Lee was 'pressured' into publishing new book

The new book is to be published on 14 July

Better Call Saul is coming soon, but will Breaking Bad spin-off be a Frasier or a Joey?

Critics have labelled the new show better than 'Breaking Bad' and a 'somewhat rickety enterprise'. We will be able to decide for ourselves soon enough

Postcard from... Big Pine, USA

The consumer review app Yelp recently published its annual “100 best places to eat in America” based on the ratings of millions of users, and comprising otherwise unheralded spots in places such as Honolulu, Pittsburgh and Big Pine, California – home of 2015’s top-rated restaurant, Copper Top BBQ.

Harper Lee, the author of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' sequel to be published 55 years after original

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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

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Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
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Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
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Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot