The US Coast Guard was searching for a Canadian passenger who jumped off a Royal Caribbean Cruises ship as it motored off a remote Puerto Rican island toward the US territory's mainland.
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Tuesday 07 August 2012
Greene looked like a man who had run into a nightmare – or a timewarp
Sunday 08 July 2012
Thursday 05 July 2012
The editor-in-chief of the New York Post, Col Allan, can no longer invoke so-called "editorial privilege" to avoid revealing details of conversations between himself and the newspaper's owner, Rupert Murdoch, after it published a cartoon in early 2009 that appeared to liken President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee, a New York judge has ruled.
Sunday 17 June 2012
Nik, a seventh-generation member of the daredevil and circus legends, the Flying Wallendas, became the first to walk a tightrope over the full 1,800 feet of the gorge, fulfilling a life's ambition and boosting tourism
Friday 08 June 2012
Usain Bolt did not get off to the best of starts in the 100m at the Bislett Games Diamond League meeting in Oslo last night but at least he got off to a legal one – unlike Jessica Ennis, who was disqualified for a false start in the 100m hurdles final, and Mark Lewis-Francis, who suffered the same fate in the same race as the world's fastest man.
Friday 25 May 2012
A strong call to the world governing body of sailing and its national authorities to take more control and give more direction to racing programmes has been made in Barcelona by Ed Reynolds, American boss of the Quantum racing team.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Mitt Romney faces an important test in Illinois tonight, with the former Massachusetts governor pinning his hopes on a win in the latest round of the Republicans' presidential nominating contest.
Friday 09 March 2012
Johnny Depp plays a hedonistic journalist in Bruce Robinson's adaptation of Hunter S Thompson's debut novel.
Monday 22 August 2011
Hurricane Irene cut power to more than a million people in Puerto Rico, downing trees and flooding streets today, and forecasters warned it could be a major storm as it threatens Florida and South Carolina by the end of the week.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Wednesday 15 June 2011
US President Barack Obama paying for lunch at Kasalta bakery during a visit to San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, yesterday.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Friday 04 March 2011
Japanese car maker Mazda said today it was recalling more than 50,000 cars in the US and 15,000 in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, after discovering spiders' webs in the vents.
Thursday 27 January 2011
They call him THE GOATSUCKER. Or rather they did. Because the chupacabra – a fearsome monster first spotted in 1995, who according to the Fortean Times, is the third most famous mythical beast after Bigfoot and Nessie (which sounds like an R&B producer duo about to open shop with Tinie Tempah) – has recently been revealed as a hoax by the other, smarter FT.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death