DNA evidence in Amanda Knox trial was flawed, court told

Investigators who collected the genetic evidence used to convict Amanda Knox of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher made glaring errors, including using a dirty glove and not wearing caps, independent forensic experts said yesterday.

DNA experts highlight problems with Amanda Knox case

The investigators who collected the genetic evidence used to convict American student Amanda Knox of murder in Italy made a series of glaring errors, including using a dirty glove and not wearing caps, two independent forensic experts said today.

Scientists cast doubt on evidence in Amanda Knox trial

Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito return to court in Perugia today for what could be a crucial turning point in their appeal against their convictions for murdering the English exchange student Meredith Kercher in November 2007.

Jennifer Aniston: The sex-mad dentist will see you now

After years of playing Rachel in Friends, followed by a never-ending stream of formulaic rom-coms, Jennifer Aniston tells Gill Pringle she has found a new drill

DNA evidence in Knox conviction 'was unreliable'

DNA evidence used to convict Amanda Knox of the murder of her British roommate was unreliable and had potentially been contaminated, a report has concluded.

Experts doubt Amanda Knox DNA evidence



Some of the DNA traces used to convict American student Amanda Knox of murdering Briton Meredith Kercher may have been contaminated, independent experts say.

Copa America: Brazil squad preview

Our run down of the teams involved in the 2011 Copa America, which kicks off on July 1, continues with a closer look at Brazil.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: How does dressing like a 'slut' help protect women?

Pioneering feminists have lost their compasses. It is a shameful abdication of the responsibility they took on as torchbearers for women's rights

Dragon takes the plunge into lingerie

Theo Paphitis tells Laura Chesters why he is making a second foray into the women's underwear sector

BRA father's right to love

Man reunited with son after epic secret court battle to win his liberty

'Lad's mags' should be covered up, says review

Raunchy music videos featuring gyrating and scantily-clad pop stars such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga may soon have a minimum age rating attached, if recommendations made in a review into the sexualisation of children are carried out.

The sexualisation debate: which side are you on?

From lads' mags to clothes, to pop stars on the X Factor: the issue of what is appropriate for young eyes has divided Britain. Here, Lisa Markwell and Stephanie Calman dissect the dilemmas facing today's mothers

Action planned on sexualisation

A website to help parents complain about what campaigners have dubbed the "pornification" of children should be put in place within months, David Cameron said.

Abercrombie signs deal on London store until 2021

The US fashion chain Abercrombie & Fitch has committed to its eponymous shop in London for another 10 years and also plans to launch its first childrenswear store in the capital.

Retailers ban 'sexy' underwear for children under 12

Thongs, black underwear and padded bras have been banned for sale to under-12s by high street retailers after a backlash against the sexualisation of children.

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