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The Saturday Matrix: Saturday 4 June 2011

President survives rocket attack

The Yemeni President was injured in a rocket attack on his presidential compound yesterday; the act could trigger a showdown between regime loyalists and tribesmen. MORE

Outrage at Malaysia child asylum plan

Australia’s Labor government has pledged to send unaccompanied children to Malaysia under an asylum-seeker deal, leading rights campaigners to say it could be in breach of international treaties. MORE

Fallon faces Derby day of decision

Kieren Fallon will hear today whether he can ride in the Derby, after judgement in a court appeal was delayed. The owners of Native Khan argued he had broken a contract by agreeing to ride a rival horse. MORE

Feud of the festivals in Hay-on-Wye

Peter Florence, organiser of the Hay Festival, has accused a rival festival, How the Light Gets In, of seducing some of his speakers, for whom he has provided accommodation and travel. MORE

Author Hart dies after cancer battle

The bestselling author Josephine Hart died on Thursday after a battle with cancer, according to a spokesman for her husband, Lord Saatchi. She was 67. MORE

Cadbury says sorry to Naomi over advert

Cadbury has apologised after one of its advertisements “caused upset” to Naomi Campbell. She said the campaign for Dairy Milk Bliss “likened me to their chocolate bar”. MORE

Unabomber diaries sell for $40,676

An online auction of “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski’s personal belongings has raised $232,246 to compensate his victims and their families. The most expensive lot was a collection of 20 journals at $40,676.

Next top model is not just a pretty face

Roland Bunce, 24, a computer science graduate who lists WWE Wrestling and Big Brother as his favourite TV, is the unlikely frontrunner in chain store Next’s search to find a new model. MORE

Water-skiing elephant dies

An Asian elephant feted in the US for her ability to water-ski and play the harmonica – although not at the same time – has died aged 59. Queenie used to glide across the water on special paddles. MORE

Smugglers stuff 431 turtles into suitcases

Thai customs officials found 431 live turtles and other rare reptiles stuffed into four suitcases. The creatures were smuggled into Bangkok airport from Bangladesh.

Whoops, there goes a £10,000 lawsuit

A shopper has won a £10,500 payout after slipping on a grape in a branch of Asda. The company apologised for failing to meet its own “high standards” following the ruling. MORE

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices