The season premiere of Game of Thrones series three has already been downloaded illegally more than a million times just a day after it was broadcast on Sky Atlantic.
Nation witnesses an outpouring of grief as first victims of Santa Maria club fire are buried
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But when you're Education Secretary sending letters to school masters is all in a day's spin
The island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines is generally considered out of the path of the 20 or so typhoons that strike the country each year. So despite the warnings, people stayed put, and were sleeping peacefully when a storm hit with devastating force on Friday night.
The 'Two and a Half Men' season premiere will feature Charlie Harper's funeral.
For most bands, the microphone is the focal point of a show, the vessel through which lyrics can be sung and thanks given. For the Texan band Explosions in the Sky, however, it is little more than a distraction. Used for a brief hello and goodbye, the mic stands on one side while the four-piece tear through a set filled with emotions and ideas for which words seem insufficient.
Moray's elision of folk and pop is self-conscious but increasingly confident, as if the further he gets from the source, the more he enjoys riding the river of song.
The title of Prefab Sprout's first album in eight years embodies the kind of vaunting egotism one might expect from Bono, Sting or some other mononymic would-be saviour, and one's first instinct is to suppose it's ironically intended. But Paddy McAloon, while widely regarded as a songwriter of considerable sophistication, is not best known for an ironic worldview. Could this, then, be a straight-faced implication of the album's contents?
The British National Party leader, Nick Griffin, was last night accused of "sickening" exploitation of the memory of a murdered black teenager, Anthony Walker, who was killed in a Liverpool park.
A lovely-looking de Sade – alas for masochistic audiences only
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