All 50 US states are below freezing as the polar vortex sworls around North America, shattering temperature records and causing a collective shudder across the continent.
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Monday 10 June 2013
Birmingham Airport has proposed changes which could boost capacity of the airport by up to 70 million long term. But just how does this match up with the world's other major airports?
Thursday 06 June 2013
The Reverend Andrew Greeley, who was an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling author and newspaper columnist who criticised the hierarchy of his own church over the child sex-abuse scandal, has died aged 85.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
At the New York Hilton, you will soon have to make do with a 'grab 'n go' cafeteria
Wednesday 22 May 2013
To begin with, Lauren Beukes had an idea so perfectly simple it sounds like an elevator pitch: "time-travelling serial killer".
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player and co-founder of The Doors, one of the most influential rock groups of the 1960s, has died after a protracted battle with cancer. He was 74.
Thursday 16 May 2013
How do you know if the cutesy kitchen roll you're buying is owned by climate change deniers? There's an app for that
Friday 10 May 2013
My parents loved the blues and early jazz, and I grew up to the sounds of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Leadbelly and Fats Waller.
Monday 06 May 2013
German authorities say they have arrested a 93-year-old alleged former Auschwitz guard who once lived in the United States on suspicion of accessory to murder.
Saturday 04 May 2013
A group of teenage girls holds an initiation ceremony to the Vampire Society in a Chicago cemetery at midnight.
Friday 26 April 2013
Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins, who died on 10 April aged 76, was a Chicago bluesman known for his guitar playing and his mellow singing voice.
Friday 26 April 2013
The 5 cent coin was one of five produced illegally by a rogue US Mint worker
Wednesday 17 April 2013
George Beverly Shea, whose booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, squares and souls during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham, has died aged 104.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Bubba Watson cried when he won his Green Jacket last year. He cried again yesterday
Friday 05 April 2013
Ebert’s show with Gene Siskel was full of verbal sparring and thumbs up/ thumbs down reviews
Friday 22 March 2013
More than 10 per cent of city’s elementary facilities shut down by Obama’s former right-hand man
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Ed Miliband's 'north London set' must be demolished to save Labour, say critics
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