Second Lt. Onoda, who finally surrendered in 1974, has died at the age of 91
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Friday 08 June 2012
A teenage relative of a notorious Australian serial killer was sentenced today to 43 years in prison for the axe murder of a friend in the same forest where his infamous great-uncle killed seven backpackers.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Need a cheap festival pop-up? Or somewhere to be a home for the week?
Sunday 22 April 2012
The author of 'A Visit From the Goon Squad' began her career with this wonderful coming-of-age story about the curative power of young love
Friday 17 February 2012
First holiday memory?
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Thursday 18 August 2011
A well-planned and productive gap year can launch your career in the right direction. By Russ Thorne
Thursday 11 August 2011
At the risk of sounding facile, I think we all need a holiday. Just one day out of life, as Madonna has it, to decompress and condense some of the frustrated steam of hatred that has arisen from some of our most disadvantaged communities.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
A British backpacker was in a critical condition in an Australian hospital last night after he was found mysteriously lying in the middle of a street with a fractured skull, broken ribs and internal bleeding.
The Way, Emilio Estevez, 128 mins (12A)<br/>Take Me Home Tonight, Michael Dowse, 97 mins (15)<br/>Red Hill, Patrick Hughes, 94 mins (15)
Sunday 15 May 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Friday 21 January 2011
In 2008, Caspar Walsh produced an outstanding memoir in Criminal, the story of a childhood spent with an adored, charismatic drug-dealing father who, eventually, lands his son in prison. Setting out on Blood Road, Walsh's first novel, it is hard not to wonder if this is essentially volume two of the autobiography. Two brothers, Jake and Zeb, trail around fringe Britain out-of-season in an ancient camper van with their adored, serial-burglar dad, Nick, as he tries to escape the brutal consequences of crossing a major underworld figure. Is wide-eyed 10-year-old Zeb based on young Caspar, and tough but needy 15-year-old Jake the teenage Caspar?
Friday 07 January 2011
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train