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Haider widow halts cremation amid suspicions

Jörg Haider's corpse was sent for a second post-mortem in Italy today after the Austrian far-right leader's widow voiced fears that that his death in a high speed car crash in early October might not have been an accident.

Haider's deputy reveals gay affair

Conservative Austria was in a state of shock today after the male successor to Jörg Haider admitted to having a longstanding “special relationship” with the far right leader who died dramatically in a high speed car crash earlier this month.

Party's over for big limos

They're ubiquitous on Britain's streets – and many may be running illegally. But as a crackdown looms, legitimate operators fear they'll be driven out of business. By Jerome Taylor and Nigel Morris

Husband found guilty over the fatal stabbing of special constable

The husband of Nisha Patel-Nasri – the special police constable who was murdered outside her north London home in May 2006 – was yesterday found guilty of organising her death so he could pay off debts and continue his affair with a Lithuanian prostitute.

Ex-Thai PM Thaksin returns home

Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra made an emotional return from exile today, swearing to stay out of politics despite a widespread belief he will run the country from behind the scenes.

Peugeot 607: Last-chance saloon

Peugeot has a reputation for making unreliable cars that nobody (except the French) would drive. And, says Michael Booth, it's well deserved