George W Bush was once president of controversial Delta Kappa Epsilon

Arthur Miller's Broken Glass reveals his private sorrows

The play contains allusions to his secret Down's syndrome child and marriage to Marilyn Monroe

Remains of 12,000 year old banquet found

Humans were organising mass banquets to foster community spirit 12,000 years ago, scientists learned.

Humans 'partied' 12,000 years ago

Humans were organising "mass banquets" to foster community spirit 12,000 years ago, scientists believe.

Worker asked to quit goes on killing spree

A black warehouse driver who had complained of racial harassment at work went on a shooting rampage yesterday, killing eight people before apparently killing himself. The shooting occurred at a beer distributorship in Manchester, Connecticut, about 100 miles north east of New York City.

Free furnace for man who lost arm in boiler accident

An energy company has donated a new furnace to a man who cut off most of his left arm after it got stuck in his home's boiler.

Factbox - Shuttle Discovery's mission and crew

US space shuttle Discovery blasted off on today on a 13-day mission to the International Space Station, one of the final resupply flights before the United States retires the shuttle fleet later this year.

Let me go on field trip or I'll sue, prodigy, 13, tells college

Prestigious American university fears undergraduate is too young to study in the wilds of South Africa

British man to be force-fed in US jail

Hunger strike is not a free-speech issue, judge rules

Gas blast at US power plant kills at least five

An explosion blew apart a power plant under construction as workers purged natural gas lines yesterday, killing at least five people and injuring a dozen or more in a blast that shook homes for miles, officials said.

Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story, By Wally Lamb

In this short comic novel, the delights of a 1960s Connecticut Christmas come cutely wrapped in period cheer. Its ten-year-old narrator, Felix Funicello, has many worries on his mind: from misunderstandings about the birds and the bees to his mother's catastrophic appearance on a televised Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Woman attacked by chimp reveals face on Oprah

A woman who was attacked by a 200-pound chimpanzee revealed her heavily disfigured face on television last night, saying she is blind and has to eat through a straw, but isn't angry.

Can we learn from American schools?

Cutting and sticking? For six-year-olds? Kate McCann had doubts about the US system. Two years later, she's convinced English children start learning too young

'Body in wall' man appears in court

A suspect appeared in court yesterday accused of murdering a Yale graduate whose body was found stuffed in the wall of the university research building where they both worked.

Obits in Brief: Joan Hecht

Joan Hecht, who died at the age of 80 on 26 August, made headlines in 1939 when she survived the sinking of a passenger ship in the early days of the Second World War.

Boxing: Froch looks for respect from brave decision to go Stateside

The decision by Carl Froch to break with tradition and defend his World Boxing Council super-middleweight title away from home and against a hard opponent was only to be expected from the maverick fighter.

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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

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