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The Pope described abortion as part of modern ‘throwaway culture’ which has grown to encompass human beings themselves

Evel begets Evel as the daredevil son of Knievel outjumps father's record

When, on 30 November last year, Robert Craig (Evel) Knievel died in his bed aged 69, not just America but the whole world lost a legend. He was, after all, the most daring and the most successful stuntman ever to have lived.

Harley Night Rod: Harley is back in black

The renaissance of the Hog continues. Tim Luckhurst takes a Pyreneean tour on the stylish new Night Rod

The Heart of America - Road royalty

Route 66

Bikes for real riders, not toys for a mid-life crisis

This is the bike to prove the Harley-haters wrong. Tim Luckhurst rides the latest Sportster, built for a new generation

Cult of Marcos rises among his former subjects

Frontline: ABRA PROVINCE, THE PHILIPPINES

Portrait: Mr big shot

He's got the Roller, the jewellery and he admits that being a villain draws the women. But Dave Courtney - who inspired Vinnie Jones' character in `Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' - also bears the scars of his life of crime

Theatre: Review: Money matters

THE SPECULATOR ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE EDINBURGH

Graceland: Palace fit for The King

Chandeliers and shag-pile abound, but for all its gaudy excess, there are good reasons why Graceland, Elvis Presley's home for 22 years, has become a rock'n'roll shrine, writes Harold Evans. Photographs by Sheva Fruitman

Peerless moment for two lords of the ring

SPORT ON TV

Real Clothes: A design of pure genius

The white T-shirt is the single item of clothing that just about everybody owns. Lots of folk don't wear jeans, or possess a leather jacket (the other two "staples"), but nearly everyone has a white T-shirt of some description (even if it is almost hidden under football insignia).

Flat Earth: Born to be dull

The recent launch in Denmark of Ford's "Born To be Wild" car ad - the one featuring Dennis Hopper driving a Ford Cougar side by side with his younger self on a Harley-Davidson in the film Easy Rider - incensed the local Friends of the Earth. They think it is a bad influence: not on young tearaways, but on the over-50s.

Classical Review: Biker bassoonists from hell

PHILHARMONIA/ZINMANQUEEN ELIZABETH HALL

Motoring: Harley is the leader of the gang - again

Just as its competitors were gaining, Harley-Davidson launches a dynamic new model
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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

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Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable