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Isabel Taylor and Duncan MacWatt assumed their precious photos had been lost forever when Mrs Taylor dropped a bag containing a memory card

Parents defend terror case Briton

The parents of a pregnant British mother accused of being part of a US terrorism plot have protested her innocence, it emerged today.

Michael McCarthy: So far BP has said the right words – but its actions will be measured now

BP's statement yesterday obeyed PR rule No.1 for a firm which, directly or not, has outraged the public: don't quibble

One man on a bike, from Argentina to Alaska

In June, English teacher Simon Perry embarks on a 19,000-mile charity cycle ride from the bottom of Argentina to the top of Alaska

Wolves blamed for teacher Candice Berner's death in Alaska

A post-mortem concluded that a rural US teacher was killed by animals, and the head of the Alaska State Troopers said wolves are the likely suspect.

Man who captured whales at feeding time – from his kayak

Paddling in a tiny kayak, an intrepid photographer captured the moment when rare humpback whales emerge from the deep to feed off the shores of Alaska.

Palin's daughter loses fight for secret custody hearing

The daughter of former vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin has lost her bid to keep a bitter custody dispute over her year-old son confidential.

Where the wild things are: Two British artists head to Alaska's frozen north on the trail of the polar bear

Nestled in the vast tundra of Alaska's North Slope, the island of Kaktovik is hard to spot on a map. A remote region, surrounded by sea ice, it is part of a 19.6 million-acre area of Arctic wildlife reserve, and boasts a fierce natural environment. In winter, temperatures regularly drop to minus 20 degrees, and strong winds hurtle across the sprawling, snow-white plains – making this the ideal natural habitat for some of the 25,000 polar bears still living in the wild today, as well as caribou, Arctic fox and more than 125 species of bird.

The Sarah Palin phenomenon

The American right's darling sold a record-breaking 300,000 copies of her autobiography on day one. What does this say about the US?

Legend of a Suicide, By David Vann

The ghost of Hemingway stalks this haunting story

Letterman says wife 'horribly hurt' by sex scandal

Late-night TV host David Letterman has apologised to his wife on his Late Show, saying she had been "horribly hurt by my behaviour."

Tips and deals: 04/10/2009

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Is it a pair of sunglasses, is it a cunningly disguised 4GB USB flash drive? It's both! These Calvin Klein shades would suit James Bond down to the ground. You, too, if you want to keep your computer files by your right temple. Price £120, go to marchon.com

Robert Fisk: Mangling everything in its path, Typhoon Sarah blows in to Asia

Our writer is there to witness the carnage as Alaska's former mom-in-chief touches down in Hong Kong

Guy Adams: The polar opposite to what I'd expected

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