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Kung fu granny: Retired British midwife, 79, makes Hollywood debut as formidable martial arts assassin

Kay D'Arcy moved to Los Angeles a decade ago aged 70 to pursue acting - ending up more Jackie Nan than Jackie Chan

Four injured in University of Southern California Halloween party shooting

At least four people have been injured in a Halloween party shooting on a US university campus, it has been reported.

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'Frankenstorm' could wreak $1bn in damage on US east coast

Federal and local authorities, along with utilities across the north-eastern United States, are gearing up for a visit from a Halloween weather monster dubbed the ‘Frankenstorm’ that could inflict $1bn worth of damage as it brings gale-force winds, heavy rain, costal flooding and possibly snow next week.

Two US newspapers in Murdoch's sights

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is eyeing up the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune newspapers as he looks to prove there is still money to be made out of print.

LL Cool J 'breaks intruder's jaw and nose' at LA home

Rapper LL Cool J broke the nose and jaw of an intruder at his LA mansion according to reports.

Oliver Wright: Boyle's tribute to the NHS becomes reality

A clever idea – but it may be a while before we see Scarborough General (Oman) open its doors
This undated US Air Force illustration shows the X-51A Waverider set to demonstrate hypersonic flight. The X-51A WaveRider, an unmanned aircraft that could reach speeds up to 3,600 mph (5,793 kph), will be launched from the wing of a B-52 on a test flight over the Pacific Ocean. Powered by a Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine, it is designed to ride on its own shockwave and accelerate to about Mach 6

Mach 6 aircraft reaches 3,600 mph for 5 minutes

The U.S. Air Force plans a key test of an experimental aircraft designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 3,600 mph (5,800 kph).

Worshippers console each other near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin

Sikh temple massacre: Gunman was convicted criminal who'd been 'looked at' by Federal authorities due to white supremacist links

Wade Michael Page was nonetheless able to legally purchase the 9mm handgun and ammunition used in Sunday’s attack.

Alfred Hitchcock is the father of the spy film and suspense thriller, and was an early example of the director as star

Page 3 Profile: Alfred Hitchcock, film director

Ah yes, the master of suspense

Do not watch Olympic Games at work - it will cause a computer meltdown, warns LA technology officer

The senior technology officer for Los Angeles is pleading with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work, saying it could cause a municipal computer meltdown.

Three homeless people found stabbed in Los Angeles

Police have linked three July stabbings of homeless people in the Los Angeles area to one suspect who left typewritten “death warrant” notes at each crime scene.

Voters in Los Angeles county are set to vote on whether or not actors in porn films should be required to wear condoms.

Los Angeles voters to decide on mandatory condom use in porn films

Voters in Los Angeles county are set to vote on whether or not actors in porn films should be required to wear condoms.

Police arrest Anel Violeta Noriega Rios at an apartment in El Monte

Mexico's 'Crime Queen' Anel Violeta Noriega Rios arrested in LA

Drug cartel's top boss in the US caught after cross-border tip-off

Chris Ethridge: Gram Parsons acolyte who co-wrote three of his best-known songs

Atransient but important member of The Byrds and a major influence on the Rolling Stones, the Eagles and Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons has long been acknowledged as the father of country-rock, though he preferred to call the genre "cosmic American music".

Yemen underwear bomber was 'Saudi double agent'

A bomber from the al-Qa'ida affiliate in Yemen sent to blow up a US-bound airliner last month was actually a double agent who infiltrated the group and volunteered for the suicide mission, US media reported yesterday.

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The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

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He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
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A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
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Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

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