The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke
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Thursday 29 March 2012
Antonio Tabucchi was a leading Italian novelist, intellectual, academic and columnist, widely known to his countryman as a ferocious critic of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. He regularly accused Mr Berlusconi of using his political power to further his own interests. He was also an internationally-renowned expert and professor of the literature of Portugal, which he considered his second home and where he died of cancer aged 68.
Friday 09 March 2012
Johnny Depp plays a hedonistic journalist in Bruce Robinson's adaptation of Hunter S Thompson's debut novel.
Thursday 01 March 2012
When James Murdoch took charge at News International's Wapping plant in 2007 he was just 34 and determined to preside over a modern media organisation and a clean one. He drove an environmentally friendly Toyota Prius, which he parked prominently at the front of the main offices. He introduced hanging plants, banned the use of hand towels and ordered wall posters that urged staff to save energy and help NI become a carbon-neutral company.
Friday 24 February 2012
There are many grounds upon which a woman may reasonably want to terminate a pregnancy. The sex of the foetus, however, is not one of them. And the evidence that some British clinics are unashamedly agreeing to perform abortions on that basis is deplorable.
Friday 10 February 2012
Paid-for sales of The Independent's journalism have reached their highest point in 16 years, according to latest figures compiled by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).
Wednesday 01 February 2012
PCC chairman heralds industry consensus for new body and tougher regulations
Saturday 21 January 2012
Johann Hari is to leave The Independent, it was announced last night.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning director who publicly resigned from the Church of Scientology in 2009, has claimed that private detectives are examining his rubbish bins to find information that might discredit him.
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