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There are five main ways to tell if someone is flirting with you: their eyes will flit around your face and body; they begin to mirror your actions; they raise their eyebrows when they first meet you (ever so slightly); their feet and hands will point towards you subconsciously; and their pupil size and blink rate increases.

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'America's most influential journalist' dies

The man widely viewed as America's most influential political journalist, Tim Russert, the probing host of NBC's Meet the Press, died suddenly yesterday.

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The jokes have been wearily predictable. The news that Harrison Ford is to return to the silver screen as Indiana Jones, some 18 years after what was billed as his Last Crusade, has prompted a deluge of dodgy ageist puns. The 66-year-old star is ironically rebranded as Indefatigable Jones, and the film, variously, as Raiders of the Lost Memories, The Saviour of a Lost Art, and The Temple of Zimmer. Then there are all the inevitable gags about whips being swapped for hips, as in replacement.

Matthew Norman: American democracy in all its filthy glory

A myriad of analogies have been lavished on Hillary Clinton as she has waged her desperate, demented, putrid and strangely magnificent rearguard over recent months. She's been the Duracell Bunny, the Terminator, Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, the schlock horror creature that cannot be killed, and too many other paradigms of relentlessness to mention here.

White working class vote still eludes Obama

It may have been Kentucky Derby weekend, but it was that other horse race in America – the political one between the rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination – that continued to demand attention yesterday with two more do-or-die primary contests set for tomorrow in Indiana and North Carolina.

Defection of key Clinton ally tilts balance to Obama

For all his recent troubles – his resounding loss in Pennsylvania 10 days ago, his inability to crack Hillary Clinton's hold on white, working class voters and, of course, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright chronicles – Barack Obama still seems to be winning the battle that really counts: the one for superdelegates.

Obama turns to securing a victory in Indiana

Defeated in Pennsylvania, Barack Obama quickly turned his attention to the next opportunity to dispense with Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in hopes of facing the Republican nominee-in-waiting.

Are We There Yet? The kids want an Indiana-style adventure

My kids are already over-excited about the new Indiana Jones movie. They're craving their own slice of swashbuckling adventure, giving me the perfect excuse to check out the new Latin American family holidays on offer.

Walking on Water, White Bear Theatre Club, London

A couple of years ago, eagle-eyed visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe were surprised to discover a doyenne of British film and stage, Susannah York, hiding away in a production of The Deluge at a minor venue of the city. Now, she's doing it again, this time appearing in the back room of the White Bear pub in Kennington, south London.

Refunds offered after virus breaks out on cruise ship

A travel company has apologised to hundreds of passengers whose cruise trips were ruined by a viral outbreak on their ship.

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<p>Jonathan Ross (or Wossy, as he’s affectionately known) has been on television and radio for an extraordinarily long time, working on a seat in the pantheon of British presenters. Hosting Friday Night with Jonathan Ross for nine years, Ross has been in everything from the video game Fable to Phineas and Ferb. So it’s probably not so surprising that Ross studied at Southampton College of Art (since rebranded Southampton Solent), a university known nowadays for its media production courses.</p>
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If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
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Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
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Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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