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Clinton lead narrows

Bob Dole's relentless attacks on the integrity of President Bill Clinton appear to be paying some belated dividends - though the third candidate in Tuesday's presidential election, Ross Perot, looks to be reaping some of the benefit too.

Gloves-off Gloria

'Why do we treat him like a pal of ours?' Gloria Allred is a top US lawyer - and she's gunning for OJ Simpson. Tim Cornwell met her in Los Angeles

Letter: CNN cameras on the roof

Sir: Bob Graham's article from Atlanta (6 July) stated that CNN plans to broadcast live coverage of the Olympics, using a camera site on the roof of Pauly D's Bar. This is categorically not true.

TV takes step into cyberspace

A US news service linking NBC and Microsoft promises to fuse television and the Internet. David Usborne reports

CNN to broadcast Olympics from shed on top of bar

A tiny bar overlooking the Olympic Stadium is set to become the world's most famous watering hole over the next few weeks - as a result of one of the most unusual deals struck in television history.

CNN's million-dollar anchor

How can this woman command a seven-figure salary? Emma Daly reports

Yeltsin on the edge after low turn-out

Boris Yeltsin appeared to be pushing ahead in the Russian election despite a flurry of panic amongst his advisers over signs of a dissappointingly low turn-out.

The 'unambitious' billionaire

Ross Perot, the billionaire who took 19 per cent of the vote in the 1992 US presidential election, insisted that his new Reform Party was not driven by his personal ambition. But his appearance on CNN's Larry King Live show, where he announced his intention to run four years ago, heightened speculation that he would enter the 1996 race.

OJ faces the public in TV phone-in

TIM CORNWELL

CNN success spurs rivals into action

DAVID USBORNE

A year's Juice, freshly squeezed

Many believe that OJ Simpson will be found not guilty. But the media, the legal profession and the LA police may not be so lucky.

Turner welcomes $7.5bn Time Warner embrace

DAVID USBORNE

'They did to us what they do to the people every day'

Emma Daly describes the attack on Sarajevo's press corps
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A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all