News Saltwater crocodiles can weigh up to a ton

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.

Pack your bags and go, victor Margaret Hodge tells Griffin

Hopes haboured by the British National Party of winning its first parliamentary seat were crushed this morning when tourism minister Margaret Hodge retained her Barking seat.

US woman killed by crocodile

A US State Department spokesman confirmed that a 25-year-old American woman was killed by a crocodile while snorkelling in India's Andaman Islands last month.

Five-year-old girl survives crocodile attack

A five-year-old girl has survived an encounter with a crocodile in northern Australia just as a coroner began an inquest into a crocodile attack that killed an 11-year-old girl last year.

The truth is out there: 27/02/2010

A weekly look at the world

On The Road: Wobbly walkways and water taxis - everyday life in a Borneo village on stilts

This tiny nation on the north coast of Borneo is best known for its Sultan, who is one of the richest men on earth; his brother Prince Jefri, whose yacht has tenders named Nipple 1 and Nipple 2; and oil wealth that has propelled this country to the world's fourth-highest GDP per capita in the IMF's 2009 rankings. However, the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, isn't a gleaming high-rise testament to wealth and commerce like Singapore and Hong Kong, but is extraordinarily green, decidedly sleepy and with a downtown dominated by the golden dome of the elegant Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque.

Killer funnel-web spiders invade Sydney

Several residents already bitten by the plague of poisonous arachnids

Coyle aims to be more than a passing phase

The benefit to clubs of employing a former hero as manager is unquestionably overrated, though so many continue to do it. Leeds United in the Eighties, under a whole succession of players from the Don Revie era, achieved nothing until an outsider called Howard Wilkinson came in and made them champions of England again; at Tottenham, Ossie Ardiles and then Glenn Hoddle were welcomed back with rapture but soon had to be discarded.

James Moore: Bojo, banks and Barack's supertax

Outook So the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has written a letter to the Chancellor with a complaint that the Government's policy on financial services is "ill-judged, will weaken our financial sector and send out the wrong messages about London's global role". In case you didn't realise, Mr Johnson is moaning about the supertax on bonuses on behalf of all those bankers who might have to start sounding out estate agents about the price of property in Geneva (or whatever city becomes the destination of choice for London's poor, put-upon financial services professionals).

What Made the Crocodile Cry?, By Susie Dent

In last week's New Yorker, a long article on US pop group Vampire Weekend included a quote from their breakthrough song, "Oxford Comma" though the writer failed to say what this was.

DVD: Shorts (Warner)

Robert Rodriguez’s latest children’s film shows what happens when a wish granting rock falls from space and lands in sunny suburbia.

Scientists unearth 'supercroc' that dined on dinosaurs

Palaentologists uncover five new crocodile species in Sahara

Hit & Run: A club that's members only

Sarah Palin's promise to lay bare the backstage details of her vice-presidential bid appears to have been an empty one; sections of her forthcoming memoir Going Rogue have been disputed by McCain campaign staffers before it even hits the shelves. Similarly, Palin's former future son-in-law has broken his vow to bare all for Playgirl magazine, a publication that his former future mother-in-law considers "porn". It was reported yesterday that eager female fans of the buff Alaskan 19-year-old will not, after all, get to see Levi Johnston's Johnson. "We're thrilled with the photos we got and are confident people will love them," said Daniel Nardicio, a spokesman for the magazine, "but although there may be glimpses, we did not get full-on frontal nudity."

To Sea and Back, By Richard Shelton

Reviewed by Christopher Hirst

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

The Empire's normally heaving, sweaty mosh-pit was furnished with seats for this particular concert, lending the venue a more low-key atmosphere, but one that seemed appropriate for the unostentatious Aboriginal singer-songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. Supported by a string quartet, second acoustic guitarist Francis Diatschenko and double bass player Michael Hohnen, Gurrumul, who was born blind, was led to his seat carrying his right-handed guitar, which he plays upside down.

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