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Saturday 21 December 2013
Here are the answers to this week's quiz...
Thursday 05 December 2013
The film has emotional kick precisely because its style is so austere
Thursday 05 December 2013
Tough justice, tough love: Burglary plot criminal told he's not allowed romantic relationships as part of probation deal
Thursday 03 October 2013
‘You need to focus on yourself’ are words more likely found in a newspaper’s agony aunt column than a court room.
Sunday 29 September 2013
Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Giardina is accused of using counterfeit poker chips at an Iowa casino
Saturday 15 June 2013
The man who pays his way
Oh, don't ask why: 40 million years after extinction, giant lizard is named after The Doors' 'Lizard King' Jim Morrison
Wednesday 05 June 2013
A newly discovered 6ft lizard that is up to 40 million years old has been named after The Door’s frontman Jim Morrison – adding a whole new meaning to the words ‘musical scale’.
Thursday 23 May 2013
This comedy is hit and miss, but will probably earn a Best Picture Oscar nomination
Monday 06 May 2013
Tuesday 23 April 2013
President Barack Obama became significantly more likely to block the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil sands pipeline after the US environmental regulator said a government report that in effect endorsed the project was based on "insufficient" research.
Saturday 23 March 2013
The star of the Ashcan School was influenced by the Impressionists. Yet for all the surface charm, his work shows a fear of what lies beneath
Monday 18 March 2013
Collisions with road vehicles are driving a population of swallows to evolve into faster, more agile fliers with shortened wings.
Friday 15 March 2013
Where are you now and what can you see?
A controversial appointment: Outspoken former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to be sworn in as US Defence Secretary
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Chuck Hagel is set to be sworn in as Barack Obama’s latest Defence Secretary today, ending one of the most controversial appointment sagas in US history.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator picked by President Barack Obama as his new Secretary of Defence, had a rocky audition on Capitol Hill today as he sought to fend off criticism of his past positions on such hot-zone topics as relations with Israel and Iran and the war in Iraq.
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 Man tweets about bad service, gets kicked off plane, told to delete tweet before re-boarding
- 2 Crash victims in car flattened by shipping container emerge with just minor injuries
- 3 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict