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The 'Britain's Got Talent' winner has declined to star as herself in the film

Mary Dejevsky: I'm with the conspiracy theorists on Diana's death

Too many people have tried too hard to convince us for us to accept it was an accident

New York police who led double lives as Mafia hitmen jailed

Two former New York City policemen were sentenced to life in prison yesterday by a federal judge who told the guilty pair that by moonlighting for the Mafia while wearing their shields they had committed "probably the most heinous series of crimes ever tried in this courthouse".

Film director fights to keep 'Withnail & I' off the stage

For years, student union bars have resounded to such memorable lines as "I demand to have some booze" and "Officer, I've only had a few ales", as generations of students attempt to match the characters' prolific alcohol intake drink for drink.

Leading article: A reversal that is as welcome as it is timely

All diplomacy contains ambiguity, and it is possible that there is less to the U-turn signalled yesterday by the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, than appears at first sight. After all, what Ms Rice actually said was that the United States was prepared to join talks with Iran "if" - and that "if" might be all-important - Tehran suspends its uranium-enrichment programme. Given Tehran's intransigence hitherto on this very subject, we may be contemplating a clever way of appearing flexible, which is designed to achieve nothing at all.

Johann Hari: The hole in Al Gore's environmentalism

He cannot afford to alienate potential donors, so he cannot give a full account of the problem

Sangakkara steels heart of Sri Lanka

Hoggard joins the 200 club but England's victory march is slowed by belated resistance from battered and beleaguered tourists

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FILM: ALSO SHOWING: The dirty dozen go up in smoke

Watching other people's holiday videos is never the most rewarding pastime, and Ocean's Twelve (12A) is, at heart, a souvenir that George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and a crowd of other superstars brought back from their European vacation. Ocean's Eleven was hardly gritty, admittedly, but on some basic level it wanted us to believe that we were watching some crooks planning an elaborate heist. In the sequel, the crimes can't have taken much longer to write than they do to watch. We're treated to three different robberies in the closing reel, and none of them is more ingenious than someone grabbing a precious artefact while no one else is looking.

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