A long-running legal battle in the United States could change the way Sherlock Holmes and other characters are portrayed in future books and films
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Monday 06 January 2014
Extreme forecast in America with -31 Celsius in Fargo, North Dakota, -35 C in International Falls, Minnesota, and -26 C in Indianapolis and Chicago
'If anything happens tell my kids I love them': Woman found stabbed to death left chilling Facebook post
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Police say Michelle Rowling’s ex-boyfriend is a 'person of interest' in case and he has now handed himself in for questioning
Tuesday 26 November 2013
With alumni including prime ministers, pop stars and at least one president who never learned to inhale, how will the Rhodes scholars of 2014 compare?
Monday 18 November 2013
Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter.
Monday 18 November 2013
A series of tornadoes sweeping across Illinois and Indiana have killed at least six people and injured at least 40 while flattening large parts of the city of Washington in Illinois.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
It's a big week in Chicago for the cream of British golf. With just 30 players progressing to the final FedEx Play-off event of the season, next week's Tour Championship, only Justin Rose is guaranteed a shot at the $10m (£6.3m) jackpot that comes with victory.
Thursday 08 August 2013
Time is running out for Swedish America’s Cup challenger Artemis, whose sailing director is Iain Percy, after going two down to the Italians in the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Cup elimination series.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
A daredevil freed himself from handcuffs and a locked coffin while plummeting to earth at 130mph, eventually parachuting gently into a field.
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, could become the new owner of the London club by the end of this week
Thursday 06 June 2013
The Reverend Andrew Greeley, who was an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling author and newspaper columnist who criticised the hierarchy of his own church over the child sex-abuse scandal, has died aged 85.
Monday 20 May 2013
While the news that a single ticket in Florida netted around $590 million (£390 million) in the latest Powerball lottery jackpot may be staggering, it is not the only case of large lottery wins, whether in America or the UK.
Friday 01 March 2013
Boyfriend of Alisa Massaro is reported to have helped her fulfil her fantasy
Wednesday 27 February 2013
The 'drugs talk' is supposed to be a mainstay of contemporary parenting, but parents who tell children of their own experience with drugs - even if meant as a warning - risk encouraging more drug-taking in the young, according to a new study.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Sometimes it can take the clear-sightedness of the outsider to fully articulate a situation. Whether François Hollande's socialist government shares such a view – following Maurice Taylor's blunt assessment of France's competitiveness – is open to question, however.
Saturday 09 February 2013
Family welcome the first lady's appearance
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Refugees welcome: More than 250,000 sign Independent petition calling for Britain to 'take its fair share'
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