James Hall had been forgotten after serving 25 years in prison – until the very different case of the NSA whistleblower brought the intelligence community back into the headlines
Alexandra Bastedo was an actress who came to fame as the secret agent Sharron Macready in the television series The Champions, directed by Cyril Frankel, which ran for 30 episodes during the late 1960s. For the last 30 years she had run an animal sanctuary.
For 10 years shipments of uranium have been quietly changing hands
Mohamad Chatah died in a car bomb that killed five others
Britain’s survival rates for nine of the ten most common forms of cancer lag behind the European averages, a major study has shown.
After thousands of film and television stunts in which he developed innovative techniques and technology, Hal Needham became Hollywood's highest-paid stuntman, commanding $25,000 a time. He also directed his own screenplay for the comedy-action film Smokey and the Bandit. It was one the highest-grossing films of 1977, beginning a franchise that saw two cinematic sequels and number of television movies.
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Lewis Morley was a photographer closer than most to London's swinging Sixties, capturing the flamboyant spirit of the times as he chronicled the new idols of British society, and he will always be internationally remembered for his defining image of Christine Keeler sitting naked astride a copy of an Arne Jacobsen chair. It became one of the most recognised and emulated images in photographic history.
The Ministry of Defence is to sell one of its historic Whitehall buildings as part of a money-saving drive.
The South Korean president has put forward proposals that the North and South hold a reunion next month for families still separated 60 years after the Korean War.
President pledges more open surveillance and says whistleblower has provoked Russia crisis
The veterans are in the country to find the remains of an aviator killed in the war
Britain’s nuclear deterrent does not require 24-hour patrols
Ministers argue that having nuclear submarines permanently patrolling our waters has “served us well”
The fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden alleged on Sunday that the National Security Agency was “in bed together” with German intelligence despite claims by politicians in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition that they were shocked by the extent of American spying in Germany.