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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.

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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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