News America’s rise and fall: Occupy Wall Street protesers march through New York City in 2011

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Web frustrates police hunt for missing chef

Anonymous but potentially vital information posted on the social networking site Facebook is frustrating police investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.

Oil demand expected to hit five-year low

IEA cuts forecast for eighth month in a row, with no recovery expected until 2010

White House invites gay families to Easter egg roll

The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian parents as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities.

Police issue alert over missing chef site

The public is being urged not to donate to a site asking for donations for the "Clauida Larence appeal".

Police fear missing chef 'has come to harm'

The detective in charge of the search for missing university chef Claudia Lawrence voiced fears today that she may have come to harm after meeting up with someone she knew.

Missing chef's father hands out appeal posters

The father of missing university chef Claudia Lawrence walked part of her route to work today, handing out posters appealing for the public's help to find his daughter.

Fears grow for missing woman

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a woman believed to have gone missing as she walked to work yesterday said they could not rule out the possibility she had been abducted.

Police raise fears over woman missing for five days

Police fear a woman missing for five days may have been adbucted.

Andrew Keen: American newspapers are history

America’s digerati has been abuzz all this week with the gloomy words of a couple of the country’s most lucid Internet prophets. First came a speech last Friday by the author Steven Johnson at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin TX, then came an essay on Saturday by New York University digital media scholar Clay Shirky. Their words addressed the future of digital news; and both men delivered the bleakest of news to print journalists already under siege from the economic crisis afflicting almost all American newspapers.

Three students die in South Africa car crash

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Andrew Keen: Free market Maoism

With his customary wit and wisdom, New York University new media theorist Clay Shirky argues that the print industry is at a revolutionary moment in its 500 year-old history. Newspapers (Seattle Post, SF Chronicle, LA Times etc etc) are dead or dying, he correctly says, but nothing no really coherent alternative, has yet replaced them.

The gamer's book of records

It takes dedication and skill to make it on to the pages of the Guinness World Records. Jimmy Lee Shreeve learns the secrets of the lightning-fingered gamers who've done it

Forward thinking - the study of science and engineering

Kate Bellingham, TV presenter, engineer, maths teacher and national Stem careers coordinator, tells us about her love of science, it's importance to our future and what she'll be up to at the Big Bang science fair

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Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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