Timothy Kennett

Timothy is a writer who lives in London. He also writes for The Huffington Post, Medium and The Inkling.

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Osama bin Laden watching television at his compound in Abbottabad

Bin Laden's 'bookshelf' proves global terror leaders are just as boring and narcissistic as the rest of us

It's easy to assume that someone like Bin Laden lived in a more outdated and unrecognisable world, but the truth is far more surprising

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch in March – but did he remember to meet Ken for lunch?

Apple Watch: Let's face it, this is a very stupid idea

As well as being a useless and expensive iPhone accessory, it may actually be inconvenient, and further alienate those around you

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats, Ed Miliband, Labour, and David Cameron, Conservatives

Politicians are promising to turn horses into unicorns this election

If what the party leaders say is true, we'll soon have full employment, no suicide, and a Labour politician capable of having 4m conversations in just four months

Tory MP Nigel Mills said he would 'try not to' play Candy Crush during Parliamentary committee meetings in the future.

If you're unsure if it's acceptable for an MP to play Candy Crush during an important meeting, then let me tell you: it's not

The future of pensions was being discussed, yet Nigel Mills decided to match up coloured sweets on his iPad instead

The Uber app allows passengers to hail a taxi with a smartphone

This is why I deleted Uber from my phone, and why you should too

What makes Uber different from other companies is that being a jerk is the company's business plan

Nigel farage poses for photographs at party headquarters after Douglas Carswell won the Clacton-on-Sea by-election for UKIP

Why we should be worried about Ukip becoming more politically correct

Masking their beliefs with more acceptable language will help Ukip win more seats, but it may be a double-edged sword for the party

Jeremy Clarkson, pictured here in 1995

Jeremy Clarkson almost being killed in Argentina proves that Top Gear's humour is seen for what it is outside the UK

Cultural insensitivity is suddenly not so funny when it makes people want you dead

Brazil fans are devastated while watching the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on July 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner advances to the final at the famed Maracana stadium.

The response to Brazil's defeat has been a surreal exploration of loss and tragedy

Football can be devastatingly cruel, but in reality it means almost nothing

King Joffreygets a surprise for his birthday

Spoiler Alerts: Knowing what's going to happen in Game of Thrones doesn't bother me

Spoilers are the price I'm willing to pay for getting the most out of the show online

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Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
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Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
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Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
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An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent
Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference