A search team looking for a 12-year-old boy who was snatched by a crocodile have reportedly discovered human remains near the waterhole where he was swimming in Australia.
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Sunday 24 July 2011
Wednesday 20 July 2011
The Murdochs coming to Parliament was the event of the year. The press had to queue for five hours in the hope of being admitted and we don't do that lightly. The Murdochs had been given special dispensation by the Serjeant at Arms to come in a secret way. They are billionaires, you see.
Friday 15 July 2011
What were you at ten? Being cared for by loved ones? Not so Enaiatollah Akbari. His father was murdered by bandits on a dangerous mission, into which the Pashtun Sunni Muslims of Afghanistan routinely forced the Shia Hazara people. The Pashtun had threatened to snatch Enaiatollah as compensation. In desperation, his mother smuggled her son into Pakistan, then returned to her other children.
Friday 08 July 2011
I found myself snagged the other day by a charming detail in the story about a Swedish kindergarten which aims to protect its charges from all culturally imposed gender stereotypes.
Monday 06 June 2011
The gambling tycoon Jorge Hank Rhon, an eccentric former mayor of Tijuana who collects exotic animals, has been arrested after the army found a large weapons cache in his home.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Tuesday 22 February 2011
When Australia's self-styled "Crocodile Hunter", Steve Irwin, was killed by a stingray's barb, his family pledged to continue his conservation work. Less than five years on, though, the wildlife park he turned into a global tourist attraction is rumoured to be drowning in debt and on the verge of closure.
Monday 07 February 2011
A father survived a crocodile attack by repeatedly punching the reptile on the nose. The man, 37, was recovering in hospital last night after the 8ft crocodile grabbed his arm and hand in a waterhole where he was swimming with his two teenage daughters.
Thursday 27 January 2011
Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, told The Independent yesterday that attacks like Monday's suicide bombing at a Moscow airport were "payback" for Russia's policies in the North Caucasus, as he compared the country to a "crocodile ready to swallow you up".
Thursday 27 January 2011
So, hawk or dove?
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Residents of a flood-hit Australian city were warned yesterday not to wade through the waist-high waters because of fears that crocodiles and snakes could be lurking.
Monday 03 January 2011
Tuesday 14 December 2010
Sunday 12 December 2010
I have become totally institutionalised after my time in the Australian jungle and it's taking me quite some time to readjust. I find myself asking permission for everything – my kids look at me in amused disbelief as I ask them whether I can use the loo. At night, I have terrible dreams that involve Gillian McKeith sporting a set of pants made from tarantulas – she is screaming and demanding I wash a spoon so that she can eat some tofu .... I wake up sweating and frightened.
Friday 10 December 2010
A renowned outdoorsman who wrote movingly about testing himself against nature was feared dead today after a crocodile snatched him from his kayak while he led an American expedition from the source of the White Nile into the heart of Congo.
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