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Monday 13 April 2009
A passenger landed a twin-engine plane in Florida after the pilot died in flight with a total of six people on board.
Friday 03 April 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
The London-based AIG subsidiary blamed for almost bankrupting the US bond insurance giant was not regulated by Britain's Financial Services Authority.
Friday 13 March 2009
Over 24 books, Alice Hoffman has established herself as a highly successful purveyor of adult fairy tales. Here she moves away from home turf – backwoods Connecticut – with a three-part novel set in a Knightsbridge hotel.
Thursday 19 February 2009
The owner of a 200lb (90kg) chimpanzee that began mauling a woman begged police to “Hurry, please! He ripped her face off”.
Tuesday 23 September 2008
A lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut says state prison officials have begun force feeding an inmate who has been on a yearlong hunger strike.
Saturday 13 September 2008
Friday 28 December 2007
Friday 26 May 2006
This elegiac movie unfolds slowly, almost apologetically, as the tale of a drifter from Dakota named Harlan (Edward Norton) who has fetched up in the sun-hazed sprawl of the San Fernando Valley. Here he hooks up with latchkey kid Tobe (Evan Rachel Wood) and her timorous younger brother Lonnie (Rory Culkin), while their stepfather (David Morse) glowers away in the background. Writer-director David Jacobson throws quite a feint in characterising Harlan: at first he seems a gentle, sweetly old-fashioned cowboy who longs for the open prairies, a dream intensified by the camera's Malick-style expansiveness. By degrees, however, the mask slips and Harlan is revealed as a more troubled soul than we could have known: Norton's performance, quietly reined in for the first hour, breaks out into a self-aggrandising homage to De Niro in Taxi Driver. In the scene where he communes with himself in the mirror, it would have been more honest of Norton actually to say, "Are you talkin' to me?" Mediocrity borrows - genius steals. The sense of place is powerfully evoked, and there's one late shot of a yawning conurbation that is almost heartbreaking, but Norton (who also served as co-producer) has let his vanity run away with him, and the picture stumbles through three different climaxes before it belatedly comes to rest.
Wednesday 28 September 2005
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Wednesday 08 September 2004
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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