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Witnesses say argument broke out when former policeman asked Chad Oulson to stop using his phone during trailers

Predatory hacker busted over teen porn blackmails

US authorities have arrested an Irish-born military contractor suspected of hacking into the computers of teenage girls around the world and threatening to post their personal information online unless they sent him revealing photos.

Free at last – Rita the manatee goes home

It’s no easy task to release back into the wild a rare sea cow weighing 3,000lb after 26 years in captivity, reports Michael McCarthy

Muslim family taken off internal US flight

An airline apologized yesterday to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security.

Tropical storm hits Florida coast



Tropical Storm Fay continued its erratic path today, moving north along the Florida coast but not going out over the Atlantic Ocean, where many had feared it could strengthen and curve back toward the state as a hurricane.

Annika Sorenstam: Motherhood beckons for Swedish star

She has dominated women's golf over the last decade, winning 10 majors, but this weekend's British Open will be her last – or maybe not. She explains all to Chris McGrath

Germans aghast at 'Holy Disneyland' plan

Brunch in the Tower of Babel, a stroll round Noah's Ark or a big-dipper splashdown in The Flood are experiences that will shortly be available to millions of Germans if a controversial biblical-themed park near the ancient university town of Heidelberg is given the go-ahead.

Florida: No kidding as the children stay at home

Comedian David Schneider leaves his children at home and indulges in a no-luxuries-spared trip to Orlando, Florida, where he gets dazzled by theme parks and palatial hotels – and meets a dolphin called Dexter

Never Back Down (15)

The world of mixed martial arts apparently involves bare-chested jocks knocking seven bells out of one another, and in Florida, young Sean Faris is the latest initiate.

Boy band mogul behind *NSYNC admits $300m fraud

Lou Pearlman, the larger-than-life music impresario who gave us the boy band sensations *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, is expected to plead guilty today to charges that for more than two decades he defrauded more than $300m (£150m) out of investors in a variety of financial scams.

Defiant Conrad Black starts life as a prisoner

Defiant and bombastic to the last, Conrad Black hurled Churchillian rhetoric at his accusers yesterday before bidding farewell to his wife, Barbara Amiel, and surrendering to authorities at the largest penitentiary in the United States.

US presidency: Meet the candidates

The United States of America is the size of western Europe in both population and landmass. In fact, there's a theory that the 300,000,000 or so Americans could legitimately be divided into five separate countries along cultural lines.

Andreas Whittam Smith: My 'core and satellite' approach to newspapers

You can ignore 'Ostrich Head's Freak Show Carnival' - just use the search facility

Joan Smith: Why does anybody give a monkey's about Galloway?

He is a man who is not even on nodding terms with consistency

Simon Calder: The Man Who Pays His Way

How a sprained ankle left air passengers hopping mad
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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
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Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot