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The Brit succeeded crime writer James Patterson to top the list
Is a Britain with nuclear missile-equipped submarines a safer place to live, now and into the future? That is the crux of today's debate on replacing Trident - the weapon system that will cost an estimated £100bn over the next 30 years.
Rappers aren’t exactly known for their modesty, preferring to fill their lyrics with endless references to Cristal and ice (diamonds). And, boy, do they love to brag about how rich they are. But how many of them are all mouth and no savings account? On the track “Versus” from the recent, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z’s taunts fellow rappers about just how much they have in the bank: “The truth in my verses, versus your metaphors about what your net worth is.”
The animated film took more than $50m more than The Lone Ranger in its opening weekend
Lord Grade, the former chairman of both the BBC and ITV, has been suggested as a potential "mediator" who could help broker the current impasse over future press regulation.
Narendra Modi isn't actually standing for election as Indian Prime Minister yet, although you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Since the main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced he will be leading its election campaign, the world media has been busy sizing up his leadership potential.
Edward Snowden, the man who leaked the largest amount of classified information in the history of the NSA, has been advised to leave Hong Kong. A senior law official cited the city's extradition agreement with America as reason to hasten the departure of the whistleblower, who faces jail in America. But how will he fare should he stay?
Film director Bryan Forbes has died “following a long illness” at the age of 86, a family spokesman has said.
Prime Minister gives London Mayor’s younger brother Jo senior government job as his head of policy
Today after more than 20 years in recession ritual persists in Japan, and for most people life moves along on fixed rails
The Premier League leaders have topped the annual list for the last nine years
World View: Any source is a good source when desperate journalists can't dig up the most basic of facts
Labour today said a controversial adviser to Education Secretary Michael Gove should resign if - as appeared to be the case - he was in breach of his profession's Code of Conduct by implying that a journalist required therapy.
Virgin founder publicly commits to give away half of his fortune to philanthropic causes
Combined readership of The Independent and concise sister paper is greater than both The Guardian and Financial Times
A return to politics?