A US woman whose nose was severely injured by an attacking dog says her husband bit the animal to make it stop assaulting her.
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Sunday 22 June 2008
The crest of the swollen Mississippi River moved downstream yesterday as volunteers manned sandbagged levees and coped with the costs of the Midwest's worst flooding in 15 years. "At times like these you don't know whether to cry or laugh. But here in the Midwest we tend to favour the latter," said Charlotte Hoerr, who, with her husband Brent, farms land not far from the river in this small Missouri town.
Friday 13 June 2008
Rising flood waters forced the evacuation of a hospital today as the American Midwest continued to suffer the effects of heavy storms.
Tuesday 10 June 2008
Britain's Olympic prospects in triathlon, already promising given the fact that Tim Don topped the world rankings after his last competition, have been further enriched by the unexpected emergence of Helen Tucker as world champion.
Friday 23 May 2008
His wife has yet to give up the fight for her party's 2008 presidential nomination, but Bill Clinton is already offering a back-up plan to ensure that the family name occupies high office in America long after his own tenure as president. What's wrong with President Chelsea Clinton, say in 2016?
Saturday 23 February 2008
Saturday 23 February 2008
When it comes to campaign expenditure, the team behind Hillary Clinton's presidential bid appears to have forgotten her husband's theme song "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow".
Friday 08 February 2008
So farewell then, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, you taught The Beatles about meditation, then used their fame to boost your business. They came home and you went on to extend your international movement with a university in Iowa and headquarters in, most recently, Amsterdam. Now you are dead, some commentators seem eager to dismiss your teachings, along with all that 1960s flower-power indulgence, as a phase of naïve childishness that seized the youth of the time and sent it in the wrong direction.
Sunday 13 January 2008
Sunday 30 December 2007
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts hoping to become the first Mormon in the White House, was this weekend embroiled in a two-front battle, where defeat would almost certainly end his quest for the Republican presidential nomination.
Thursday 20 December 2007
Less than two weeks before the small, rural and mostly white state of Iowa decides who it would like in the White House, it indicated yesterday that it will reject the favourites in favour of two long-shot candidates, Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee.
Sunday 16 December 2007
Tuesday 06 June 2006
In just 10 minutes of frantic bidding, one of the most important watercolours in British art history also became the most expensive. The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise by JMW Turner was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder yesterday for £5.8m, nearly three times more than the valuers' pre-sale estimate of £2m.
Friday 02 June 2006
When your surname is Archer you might hope that something deep within your ancestry would stir itself when you are called on to take aim at immortality. Alas, the six-footer that would have earned an everlasting place in the record books as the first 59 on the European Tour agonisingly popped off the wire.
Sunday 05 December 2004
- 1 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 2 Charles Saatchi accepts caution for assault over incident in Scott’s restaurant when he put his hands on throat of wife Nigella Lawson
- 3 Anatomy of a waiter: Service staff spill the secrets of their trade
- 4 Exclusive: Cristiano Ronaldo advised to stay at Real Madrid for another 18 months before making possible switch to Manchester United
- 5 Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria