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Joe Biden offended Jewish communities while he was in Iowa last week when he referred to ‘Shylocks’

In a single week, he managed to deliver a triple whammy of offensive comments. US Editor David Usborne reports

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542 employees of the Nexen Energy company gather in a park in Calgary, Alberta

But the 542 Batmen were present raise money for charity United Way and break a Guinness World Record, rather than to fight crime

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An oil tanker escorted by two tugs off the coast of Alaska

The Russian aircraft had not entered North American air space

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Prosecution lawyers argued the law could criminalise paparazzi

Judges ruled the law violated Texan citizens' constitutional right to freedom of expression, criticising the 'paternalistic' intrusion

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Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico on Sunday

Couple named as Paul Whitehouse and Simone Wood in reports

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A security official holds back a White House staffer as the building is evacuated

Intruder scaled the White House fence and ran to entrance of the presidential residence before he was stopped by security officers

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‘Genius grant’ winner Alison Bechdel; a a feminist cartoonist

The MacArthur Prize awards $625,000 to 21 people each year – and they don’t even know they’ve been nominated

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The late Venezuelan leader’s only qualification is her lineage. No wonder the people are less than impressed

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Kevin Spacey will executive-produce and star in a new series for Netflix.

A woman has been jailed for four years for stalking the actor Kevin Spacey

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Marina Silva campaigning in the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro. She was thrust into the contest on 13 August when the Socialist Party’s original candidate was killed in an plane crash

Not even a contender six weeks ago the daughter of a rubber tapper is now the front-runner

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Businessman Krishna Maharaj has served 28 years in a Florida prison but has always maintained his innocence

His conviction for double murder has always looked dodgy. But a legal travesty may finally be put right

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A Russian photo-reconnaissance satellite (not pictured) believed to be behind the sighting of 'meteor'

Observers across five US states reported seeing a lengthy flash across the night sky earlier this month

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Marina Silva served as Environment Minister under the previous administration and is known for her religious and environmental beliefs. She is polling in second place for the October election

Silva is a former Amazon activist, senator and environment minister who pushed policies that helped Brazil slash the rate at which it was destroying the jungle

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President Obama ruled out the involvement of ground forces at a visit to the US Central Command at Tampa, Florida, yesterday

President’s announcement is at odds with statement by Joint Chiefs of Staff that US forces could be sent to front line in Iraq

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Deals with Boeing and SpaceX will end reliance on Russia to carry astronauts into orbit

Deals with Boeing and SpaceX will end reliance on Russia to carry astronauts into orbit

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A still from a video showing an armed robber attempting to steal a backpacker's bag in Argentina.

The man yells "give me the backpack!" in Spanish, but Hennessy fails to understand in the dramatic footage

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Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory in 2013 to become the first Democratic mayor of New York since 1993

 

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Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams in the video of the song, which has been accused of justifying rape

Marvin Gaye’s children are suing singer and co-writers, claiming ‘Blurred Lines’ is a copy of ‘Got to Give it Up’

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Meriam Yahya Ibrahim just after her release from a Sudanese prison

Mother says she made stand on behalf of all facing persecution because of their religious beliefs

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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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New leading ladies of dance fight back

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A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

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How to make a Lego masterpiece

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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam