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Bear in Japan shot dead after injuring nine in tourist area

A bear injured nine people at highway rest stop in central Japan yesterday before being shot dead in a souvenir shop.

Album: Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Reunited (EMI)

In the current hubbub over the Beatles, the reunion of Cliff and the Shadows may have been overlooked, despite representing an even more venerable anniversary of 50 years since their first chart appearance.

Gilbert & George: 'There's nothing wrong with patriotism'

Their new show might be a celebration of Britishness. But then again it might not. John Walsh enters the endlessly contradictory world of Gilbert and George

Tom Sutcliffe: An open space to remember

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Jackson fans can buy 02 tickets as souvenirs

Disappointed fans who bought tickets to Michael Jackson's string of scheduled concerts in London were reassured today that they will receive full refunds.

Lee Byrne: Shanks brings our suffering to an end after my limp finish

A twisted ankle and a Wales victory are the souvenirs of my first trip to Rome, and though I had to steer clear of the cobbled streets as I hobbled around last night, it could have been worse. The banner on our changing-room wall, next to the Wales flags stuck up to make us feel at home, read: "Be prepared to suffer". We did that, but probably in ways we never intended.

Minnesota Orchestra/Vanska, Barbican Hall, London

Osmo Vanska is clearly a very good thing for Minnesota. You can sense when an orchestra is raising its game, pushing its boundaries, and playing to the limit of its possibilities. That was the feeling here: a decent orchestra made to sound a whole lot better by the sheer dynamism and musicality of its music director. I'll wager Minnesota will be a very different orchestra by the end of Vanska's existing contract in two years' time.

Battle for Oswald’s sniper window

A legal battle over the ownership of the “sniper’s perch” – the window where Lee Harvey Oswald propped his mail-order telescopic rifle, before firing on President John F Kennedy – end up in a Dallas courtroom yesterday.

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Funny Games, 18

If people tut or storm out, that's all part of the show

Fearful staff sell off their Bear Stearns mementos

Times are hard for the employees at Bear Stearns. First, the Wall Street investment bank's pride suffered a massive blow when it became America's most high-profile victim of the global credit crunch and had to be bailed out by the Federal Reserve. Then it was bought by a major rival, JPMorgan Chase, whose initial bid was so low, it was met with ridicule.

England 110 Australia 111-1: Fletcher says sorry as England hit new low

The huge Australia Day crowd booed when Ranjan Madugalle, the match referee, informed them that England had won the toss and elected to bat here yesterday. England's woeful batting in the Commonwealth Bank Series had suggested that Andrew Flintoff's decision was likely to deprive the home supporters of the entertainment they were looking for on this the nation's day, yet few would have anticipated the inept and humiliating display put on by an opponent that is bereft of ideas and belief.

Crimson Tide: the heroes' homecoming

Wednesday's extraordinary events in Istanbul sent Liverpool into a frenzy of celebration. Ian Herbert joined the 250,000-strong crowd and found himself swept away on a red wave of emotion
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A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

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A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

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Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments