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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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