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A family argument Sunday in Ohio ended in the shooting deaths of eight people in two places, including an 11-year-old, and two more people were wounded.

Ohio demolition error sends spectators running

A smokestack being demolished at an old power plant toppled in the wrong direction and sent spectators scrambling before knocking down two 12,000-volt power lines and crashing into a building which housed back-up generators.

FedEx to buy transport firm

FedEx to buy transport firm

Meter 'angel' grounded

A 63-year-old Cincinnati grandmother was found guilty of obstructing official business by putting coins in expired parking meters in a random act of kindness.

Fairy meter grandmother

A 63-year-old Cincinnati grandmother was found guilty of obstructing official business by putting coins in expired parking meters in a random act of kindness.

Letter: Redwood wins,either way

From Mr Peter Stockill

Mine fatality

Mine fatality

Health Update: Caffeine just the job

NIGHT-shift workers who must remain alert when their bodies are at their lowest ebb would benefit from a four- hour nap the evening before the shift begins - plus strong coffee on the job, say American researchers.

Late return to ancestral home

CLEVELAND, OHIO - Tambo Tambo, an aborigine brought to America last century to perform in freak shows, is going home toE Australia after undertakers discovered his mummified body in a funeral home about to be closed. Tambo died in a Cleveland hoteTHER write errorl of pneumonia on 23 February 1884, aged 21, while on a theatrical tour of the US. He was embalmed, but the funeral home was left with the remains, after confusion over the legality of burying him. Reuter

Letter: Ohio thought that we were bonkers

Sir: Keith Elliott states ('Outsider smashes his way to conker title', 11 October) that conkers is a popular game in Ohio, hence the name the Buckeye State.

Nobel winner leads way for black American writers

THE BURGEONING modern school of black American writers received a supreme and unexpected international accolade yesterday when the Ohio-born novelist Toni Morrison won the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature, in recognition, according to the Swedish Academy, of her gift for bringing 'life to an essential aspect of American reality'.

Sports Letters: Outdated title

Sir: Given that the IAAF is now intent on contesting the decision by the Ohio courts involving an award of damages to Butch Reynolds for loss of earnings, would now be an appropriate time for that organisation to drop the 'amateur' from its title?

New 'Ivan the Terrible' claim

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The Second World War Nazi death camp guard known as 'Ivan the Terrible' is alive and may soon be taken into custody, a US congressman claimed.

Health Update: Blue cycle

WOMEN on antidepressants may need higher doses just before their periods. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio report two cases where blood concentrations of antidepressant halved before menstruation; both women had said their symptoms became worse in the premenstrual period. Increasing the dose seven to 10 days before a period improved symptoms, says a report in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen