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Speaking for the first time following the singer’s arrest, Universal chief Lucian Grainge broke company protocol to make this public plea

True blood: What the forensic pathologist saw

It's splattered over vampire movies, TV shows and crime novels. But the bloody reality of guts and gore is even more fascinating than the fiction, writes New York pathologist Jonathan Hayes

Dozens injured as turbulence slams jet

A flight from Brazil to Texas dropped without warning, throwing flight attendants against the roof.

Gasquet free to play after ITF cuts ban

Richard Gasquet has been cleared to return to the tour after being banned following a positive cocaine test, the International Tennis Federation said yesterday.

Good to be God, By Tibor Fischer

Tyndale Corbett is all washed-up at 40: no job, no mortgage, no wife, no kids, no prospects. So when his friend offers him the chance to impersonate him and go to Miami for a conference of handcuff manufacturers, why wouldn't he jump at it? Once he gets there, he realises he has no good reason to return to England. He's going to get into religion, use his salesmanship talents to make some money. But he's not going to be any old preacherman. His aim is to convince the citizens of Miami that he is, in person, God. A splendid comic premise, but it dwindles away as the story proceeds.

Scandal priest Father Cutie goes over to the other side

Florida is gripped by a tale with a heady mix of sex, sand, God, celebrity and celibacy

How Miami made crime pay

While 'The Wire' has caused anger in Baltimore, 'CSI Miami' celebrates its host city, even if it is mostly shot in California. Sophie Morris flies in

Murray forced to fight hard for Miami victory

Andy Murray has reached the last 16 of the Miami Masters after a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 2004 Olympic champion Nicolas Massu last night. Murray will now play Serbia's Viktor Troicki, who earlier beat Bjorn Phau 6-4 6-3.

Barbara Hulanicki's top shopping spots

She's crazy about clashing colours and can't stand minimalism – so where does the designer find inspiration for her interiors? She reveals all to Kate Watson-Smyth

It may be fashion, but is it art?

Last week, one of the world's most prestigious art fairs devoted an entire section to the glossy, airbrushed world of fashion photography. As demand for such imagery soars, Rhiannon Harries asks, does a Galliano shoot really belong in a gallery?

Album: The Doors, Live at the Matrix 1967 (Rhino)

An artist's early death usually ensures that all their recorded performances are released in some form.

Straightheads (18)

Album: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends

Solos, Sessions & Encores (Sony BMG)

L'Oreal Took My Home, by Monica Waitzfelder, translated by Peter Bush

An ugly story of anti-Semitism, profiteering and denial behind a beauty giant

Yes, it's those lovable 'locusts'. Buyout firms start to spin

A public profile that alternates between "buccaneering asset strippers" and a "swarm of locusts" is one few would covet.

Gorgeous George could climb celebrity alphabet

It seems that the previously indefatigable George Galloway may be tiring of his parliamentary concerns.

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore