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The former Chicago congressman son of civil rights leader the Rev Jesse Jackson has been charged with spending $750,000 (£483,000) in political campaign funds on personal expenses.
With 007 back on our screens this weekend, it's time to a look at the best gadgets from half a century of Bond movies.
In the first of an occasional series, our writer on the eastern fringes of Russia reports on the conservationists who are trying to save the Amur Tiger
A sale of the late Sir Jimmy Savile's possessions and mementoes has got under way with one of the late DJ's Highland suits going for £280.
In a major rescue operation the crew of 21 on the biggest boat in the Rolex Fastnet race had to be rescued as the American-owned 100-foot Rambler capsized close to the Fastnet Rock and lighthouse off the south-west tip of Ireland. The Baltimore lifeboat was on the scene, two Sikorsky helicopters scrambled and an Irish naval vessel sent to the scene.
United and Arsenal profit in Asia as City try to 'break' America
The Australian experimental composer Ben Frost is in London to meet his mentor Brian Eno, ahead of their joint project at the Reykjavik Festival in Iceland this weekend.
A frenzy of buying and selling makes this the most dynamic city in China.
At last it's out in the open. Winston Churchill was so bothered by reports of UFOs interfering with RAF aircraft during the Second World War, he ordered that the encounter should be kept quiet for 50 years. Admittedly the news isn't exactly well documented.– a chap wrote to the Ministry of Defence in 1999, claiming that his grandfather had overheard Churchill talking to Eisenhower about the spooky event – but it's a fascinating vignette of the great man confronted with something he has no idea how to deal with.
This week, Sanaa, aka the Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, won their profession's Oscar, the $100,000 Pritzker Prize. It's either an extraordinary achievement, or just a sign of our age of cultural velocities, that this design partnership has reached peak critical acclaim after only 15 years. It took Fumihiko Maki, one of Japan's other two Pritzker laureates, decades to get the gong. Ditto the godfather of baroque modernism, Oscar Niemeyer. Even Rem Koolhaas, already a legendary architectural manifesto machine in the early 1970s, had to wait more than 25 years to be anointed.
Longest ever jail term, and failure of Asperger's syndrome defence, bodes ill for Gary McKinnon
In Lausanne yesterday, the feted Japanese architects Kazuo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa – aka Sanaa – became the profession's anointed artists of the floating world. Their new SF110m (£65m) building is a fluid exercise in glass and concrete. It is called the Rolex Learning Centre. Yet visually, it is the reverse – a kind of unlearning centre where the doors of perception melt into a soft vitreous glaze and shape and edge become ambiguous.
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It's not just Jeremy Kyle and Trisha Goddard who are rivals: the polygraph experts on the two shows are engaged in a bitter defamation battle. Jerome Taylor reports
From Oysters to Seamasters, Skyhawks to Hemipodes, the world of luxury watches is booming as if recession were an alien concept. But who actually needs a diamond-encrusted, solid gold chronograph with built-in altimeter? John Walsh finds out what makes this extraordinary industry tick
London's Jamaican community is a crucial part of MC culture, and is making the scene bigger than ever, says Rahul Verma