"That’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did."
The birds' beauty belies their often menacing and destructive nature
The intelligence agency reportedly inserted radio-transmitters into computers via spies and unwitting users to crack disconnected devices
Well-wishers queued outside to pay their respects at the temple where the 17-year-old was laid to rest
Out of America: He has been nailed for using in a book of his a passage taken from Forbes magazine – but only in America could it threaten his promising career
Changes to the company's terms and services opens the possibility of 'social' advertising
Writer was a canny businessman who managed to turn himself into a brand, spawning successful film and video game franchises
A partial shutdown of the US government has begun after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a budget last night, with the Republican-led House of Representatives adamant they would only agree to a deal if it included a delay to the start of Obamacare, the President’s package of health reforms.
The 2022 tournament is expected to be moved to winter
BBC exposed for embarrassing levels of incompetence over pay-offs
Current BBC chairman and former Director-General will provide theatre in front of Public Accounts Committee
As David Cameron's sister-in-law, and former correspondence secretary, Alice Sheffield knows how hectic his schedule can be. So it's considerate of her to be getting married in a window when the Camerons can make it – Saturday 7 September – after recess but just before conference. Sam Cam's 32-year-old half-sister was last in the news five years ago, when the PM was found to be employing her three days a week. Now she is to marry her French estate agent fiancé, Etienne Cadestin, at the Sheffields' family home in North Yorkshire. The gardens of Sutton Park, normally open to the public, will be shut that weekend. Sir Reginald Sheffield, Sam Cam's dad, bought it in 1963, after downsizing from nearby Normanby Hall. My man in the potting shed says the place is a flurry of activity. "They're currently building a pergola to prettify the loo block," he whispers. "Though the kitchen garden is still a little on the wild side."
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will attempt to win a seat in Australian Senate elections while still confined to Ecuador’s embassy in London.
The novel Stoner sank with barely a trace when it came out in 1965, says Arifa Akbar, but now it’s enjoying a resurgence
Efforts by the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, to smooth American media feathers ruffled by recent revelations of aggressive snooping by the government on reporters hit a snag, as major news organisations turned down an invitation to meet with him.