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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.

Mutated bird flu: the virus could be extremely infectious and deadly to humans

Too late to contain killer flu science, say experts

US government's hopes of suppressing details of controversial research may be doomed, say scientists

Relatives of other victims console Shannan Gilbert’s mother Mary

A year after the first bodies were found, Long Island still fears its serial killer

Residents sceptical as police downplay link between new-found remains and murderer

Nemesis, By Philip Roth

Books Of The Year: Guilt, duty and heroism in a playground war

Long Island murders linked to serial killer

The remains of 10 murder victims found on New York's Long Island are the work of a serial killer, police believe.

Hurricane Irene makes landfall in New Jersey

Forecasters say Hurricane Irene has hit the New Jersey coast with 75 mph (120-kph) winds.

Johnson looks like $10m man in New Jersey

A brilliant final round of six-under 65 in New Jersey yesterday put Dustin Johnson in prime position to be this year's $10 million man. The American outfought fellow countryman Matt Kuchar down the stretch to win The Barclays by two shot and rise to the top of the FedEx Cup standings.

Now England women suffer World Cup penalty agony

England 1 France 1 (aet; France win 4-3 on penalties): France into semi-final after Faye White's miss means Powell's team go familiar way of the men

Late Clarke strike gives England hope

New Zealand 1 England 2

England left to regret Aluko's missed chances

Mexico 1 England 1

Russia's got talent: Meet Emin, Moscow's answer to Michael Bublé

He's a property mogul, heir to family billions – and a pop sensation.

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee, By Sarah Silverman

In book form, Silverman's anecdotes fail to stand up

A Day That Shook The World: Hindenburg airship crash

On 6 May 1937, the Hindenburg airship, one of the largest flying machines ever created, suddenly caught fire as it was coming in to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Man charged after woman found dead

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in a house.

Janine Pommy Vega: Beat poet and close associate of Corso, Ginsberg and Orlovsky

Janine Pommy Vega outlived many of the people with whom she was linked by association – a Who's Who of Beat writers including Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke and Peter Orlovsky.

The Business On... Jon Corzine, Chief executive, MF Global

Third time lucky, let's hope

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us