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Scotland Yard began a so-called 'scoping' exercise to assess the credibility of allegations that the couple were murdered by a member of British special forces

Bashir apologises for 'Asian babes' comment

The Television interviewer Martin Bashir has apologised after he had what he described as a "moment of stupidity" and made a "tasteless" comment about Asian women.

Glamour: A History, By Stephen Gundle

A substantial book about an insubstantial, yet somehow fascinating, topic

Paperbacks: The Diana Chronicles, by Tina Brown

Sarah Bradford's Diana looked unbeatable, but Brown has at least equalled it with her mix of in-depth research (in the US style, we're given the interview tally: "over 250"), a hell-for-leather narrative and pin-sharp character studies.

Burrell will not face perjury charge

Paul Burrell will not be formally investigated for perjury following claims he did not tell the "whole truth" to the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Scotland Yard said today.

Woolf's BAE ethics review calls for tougher anti-bribery controls

BAE Systems, the defence giant which has been dogged by corruption allegations, has admitted eth-ical failings in the conduct of its business, a report revealed yesterday.

Prescott reveals he suffered from bulimia

The former deputy prime minister John Prescott has revealed he suffered from bulimia, it has been reported.

Fayed gives up 10-year bid to prove conspiracy theories

Mohammed Fayed announced last night that he was finally giving up his 10-year campaign to prove that his son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales, were killed in a conspiracy involving the Royal Family and the secret services.

Burrell not referred to police for perjury probe

Diana, Princess of Wales's former butler Paul Burrell looks set to escape a perjury investigation after the coroner at her inquest said he had no plans to refer him to police.

Robert Verkaik: Why verdict will not silence the conspiracy theorists

Those hoping that the jury's verdicts on the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed would silence the conspiracy theorists will be disappointed.

Leading article: Laid to rest

Unlike many newspapers, The Independent always believed it was right that a public inquest be held into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Now that the inquiry has found that Diana was unlawfully killed due to the "gross negligence" of her driver, Henri Paul, that evening in Paris 11 years ago, we continue to believe that it was right that the inquest was established. It is vital not only that justice is done, but that it is seen to be done. It is true that there was no compelling evidence that Diana was murdered, as Mohamed Al Fayed – whose son Dodi perished in the same crash – has long asserted.

£10m for Diana investigations

British taxpayers will pick up an estimated £10 million bill for investigating claims that Diana, Princess of Wales was murdered.

The 5-minute Interview: Jacques Azagury, Fashion designer

'People expect me to be a real princess. I'm not'

Burrell 'stole ring from Diana's body'

Paul Burrell prised a bloodstained ring off the dead body of Diana, Princess of Wales, and kept it, the former butler's bodyguard claimed yesterday.

Burrell refuses to return to Diana court over 'perjury'

Paul Burrell, former butler to Diana, Princess of Wales, has refused to return to the inquest into her death despite being secretly filmed apparently admitting that he had lied during his testimony to the court two months ago.

Burrell refuses to return to Diana inquest

Paul Burrell has refused to return from the US to be questioned about whether he lied at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, it was confirmed today.

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London