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There is a strange cacophony outside the offices of i in Manhattan today. Beyond the whistling of the -10 degree wind through the ill-fitting windows, there is the non-stop beep-beep of countless construction vehicles warning Times Square pedestrians to watch out.

Scientists have demonstrated that concerns over money can lower your IQ

Too broke to think straight? How money worries can dent your intelligence

People faced with unexpected bill perform worse than they would have done without the financial worry

Record haul of guns seized in New York

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the largest seizure of illegal weapons in the city’s history yesterday, with authorities indicting 19 people on allegations of involvement in gun trafficking from North and South Carolina to New York.

US Senate candidate Cory Booker has been mayor of Newark since 2006

US Senate candidate Cory Booker has made himself into a political brand

Hollywood star Eva Longoria and Oprah Winfrey endorse Newark Mayor

Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on earnings from 2005 to 2007

The Incarceration of Lauryn Hill: Ex-Fugees star begins three month jail term over unpaid tax

Hill pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on earnings from 2005 to 2007

Tory MP Patrick Mercer: Glittering army career stalled in Parliament

Patrick Mercer arrived in Parliament on the back of a decorated army record including an award for gallantry.

The failed satellite, launched by Nasa in 2006, was designed to last 10 years

Hurricane season fears as warning satellite fails

A satellite designed to track severe weather in the US, has failed on the eve of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.

Caleb 'Kai' McGillivray has been charged with murder

'Hatchet hitcher' who went viral is charged with murder

An internet celebrity known as “Kai the hatchet-wielding hitcher” has been charged with murder, after he allegedly bludgeoned a 73-year-old man to death.

Newly uncovered footage emerges of Hindenburg airship, emblazoned with Nazi swastikas, flying over New York just hours before giant fireball killed 35 people

The huge German airship exploded above a New Jersey airfield on May 6 1937 – with newsreel footage of its burning wreckage forming one of the 20th Century’s most iconic images

Eight-time Grammy Award winning singer Lauryn Hill leaves federal court in Newark, after sentencing in her tax evasion case. Hill was sentenced to three months in prison and an additional three months in home confinement for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings

Fugees star Lauryn Hill sentenced to three months in prison over unpaid taxes

The Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on earnings of around $1m.

Tupac's aunt is America's most wanted female terrorist

A convicted American killer living in Cuba has become the first woman to be named on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

Zach Braff in a promotional shot for his new movie Wish I Was Here which is is attempting to fund via Kickstarter

Zach Braff takes to Kickstarter to crowd-fund new film, close to hitting $2 million target in two days

Zach Braff’s long awaited follow up to his acclaimed film Garden State has taken its inspiration from Veronica Mars - well its crowd funding model, at least.

Five tons of Nutella was lifted from a lorry in Niederaula

There’s a new crime wave spreading... five tons of Nutella stolen in Germany

German police are searching for thieves who may or may not be overweight and chocolate-mouthed after five tons of Nutella were stolen in the latest global food heist.

Barbara Piasecka Johnson, heiress and philanthropist

Barbara Piasecka Johnson: Heiress to a disputed fortune

In her way, Barbara Piasecka Johnson epitomised the American dream. She came to New York in 1968, an immigrant from Poland with a degree in art history and barely $100 in her pocket. She left some 18 years later as one of the richest women in the world, her fortune sealed by victory in one of the largest – and surely the most unpleasant – probate battles in US history.

Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg maintains that his website is not motivated primarily by money

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg poised to 'launch lobby group to campaign on immigration'

The formation of the group is expected to be announced in the next few weeks and is thought to have a goal of raising $50m to campaign for political reform on immigration and education issues.

Emaciated boy found after five days in flat with mother's body

Police found an emaciated four-year-old boy in a flat with the body of his mother, who appeared to have been dead for about five days.

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

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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
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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'

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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

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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