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Obituary: John Douglas Pringle

JOHN DOUGLAS PRINGLE, twice editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, was one of the outstanding figures in Australian journalism.

Forget about culture and sophistication: I'll settle for gum trees, wombats and cockatoos

If a scattering of buildings in a leafy valley can qualify as a city, then Canberra probably qualifies. Otherwise the capital of Australia may simply have to rank as a rather beautiful park instead.

Pop: When Will I Be Famous?

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Obituary: Rosalie Gascoigne

ROSALIE GASCOIGNE was one of Australia's leading avant-garde artists. She was also a phenomenon. She did not begin her artistic career until she was in her fifties. She had her first solo exhibition in 1974, at the age of 57. Her vision and originality were recognised at once. The show was an immediate critical and commercial success. From that moment on, while others might have been thinking of retirement and a quiet old age, she continued to develop an extraordinary body of work, introducing a new note into Australian art, and forging an international reputation.

The Independent Archive: Englishwoman wins Prix Goncourt

30 September 1989 For 86 years the Academie Goncourt has ignored English writers - until now. Robert Winder interviews Joanna Richardson

Cricket: Interview Chris Adams - Adams the careful cavalier

Stephen Brenkley meets an England tourist with Aussie desire

East Timor Crisis: Nato reluctant to dispatch forces

YESTERDAY'S VIOLENCE in East Timor, literally on the doorstep of the United Nations mission, opens a diplomatic can of worms that the international community has been desperate to keep closed.

East Timor Crisis: No takers for policing mission

YESTERDAY'S VIOLENCE in East Timor, literally on the doorstep of the United Nations mission, opens a diplomatic can of worms that the international community has been desperate to keep closed.

Podium: Australia owes us an apology

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The Ukip leader has consistently refused to be drawn on where he would mount an attempt to secure a parliamentary seat
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Joan Rivers has reportedly been hospitalised after she stopped breathing during surgery
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Fungi pose the biggest threat globally and in the UK, where they threaten the country’s wheat and potato harvests
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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

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Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

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Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

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America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

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