At least 16 deaths were blamed on a snow storm that swept across the eastern half of the US as North Dakota experiences -35C
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Friday 03 January 2014
Susann Stacy posted a graphic selfie on Facebook calling for help
Steve Bunce on Boxing: If there’s to be another heavyweight ‘lost generation’ they will do well to rival the crazy crew of the 1980s
Tuesday 31 December 2013
There is a history in boxing of chaos following stability in the heavyweight division and now that Vitali Klitschko has left his title in an attempt to become Ukraine’s president, the greed, secret lobbying and joyful expectation have returned to the sport’s division of kings.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, who has died aged 112, was the world's oldest man, having held the title for just three months. He took the baton from Jiroemon Kimura, who died in Japan in June this year, aged 116.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, born in Spain in 1901, said he owed his longevity to eating a banana and six Anacin every day
Wednesday 14 August 2013
A US aviation official says a large UPS cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Alabama.
Americans' belated arrival at World Championships earns frosty welcome after Tyson Gay's positive drugs test
Wednesday 07 August 2013
US team in Moscow 33 years on from boycott but faces hostile questions over latest scandal
Friday 26 July 2013
St Nicholas Abbey’s recovery depends on his temperament and avoiding complications
Monday 01 July 2013
Actor Jim Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist in Enter The Dragon with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Unbeaten as he is, for now the Derby winner is arguably not even the most accomplished thoroughbred who happens to have an engagement on Saturday. For a few hours after Ruler Of The World attempts to extend his Epsom supremacy on to home soil, in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, an outstanding American champion sets a fresh challenge to such parochial perspectives as may have been re-inforced by the failure of Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot last week.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
When Julia Gillard became Australia’s first female PM in June 2010, it was seen as a milestone for gender equality in Australia.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Royal meeting opens with international fanfare after scandals and bereavement
Saturday 15 June 2013
Hasn’t been a great week for Gillard, has it?
Friday 14 June 2013
Radio host widely condemned for live questioning of Prime Minister
Tuesday 04 June 2013
For each new scandal absorbed by the British racing community, their American cousins seem to contrive fresh consolation. Admittedly the craving for a first Triple Crown since 1978 has already been prolonged by defeat for the Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, in its second leg. But Oxbow's Preakness success none the less consolidated the romantic gains made by Orb, in himself satisfying the patient Derby quest of his admired, old school connections – notably his trainer, Shug McGaughey. Oxbow in turn restored two Hall of Fame titans, Wayne Lukas and Gary Stevens, from the shadows at 77 and 50 respectively.
Saturday 25 May 2013
The only remedy for despair is to remember darkest clouds blow through
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
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
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'