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Man who filmed himself raping a woman at knifepoint on his iPad is jailed

A man who filmed himself raping a woman at knifepoint on his tablet computer was today jailed for six years.

Winter: Five Windows on the Season, By Adam Gopnik

A genially erudite writer strides across the snow – but lingers too long by the ice-hockey rink

Armageddon some!: As the Mayan apocalypse nears, New Yorkers make love like there's no tomorrow

Commitment-phobes rejoice! Finally there's an opportunity to engage in casual sex without worrying about how to shirk brunch plans later.

Bradley Wiggins winning the Olympic time trial

Bradley Wiggins the shining light in sea of stars at the Sports Personality of the Year awards

Cyclist who became first Briton to win Tour de France rounds off his superb year with award

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse – Review

Stewie takes on his evil half-brother Bertram in Heavy Iron Studios’ warped cartoon shooter.

Photo-Me aiming to clean up with washing machines idea

Not all of us like airing our dirty laundry in public — except Photo-Me International that is, which is planning to roll out coin-operated washing machines in car parks and shopping centres across the UK.

Scientists warn of sperm count crisis

Biggest-ever study confirms drastic decline in male reproductive health

Onesies voted worst fashion trend of 2012

What do you think is the most unattractive fashion trend of 2012?

Still from the video of The Independent's undercover reporter talking to an 'assessor' from SponsorAScholar.co.uk

Man behind ‘sex for tuition fees’ website is named - students were offered up to £15,000 a year to cover cost of university

Student tells how she was encouraged to dress as a schoolgirl before being pressured into sex

Activists display a banner with pictures of missing people during a protest in May

Mexico: More than 25,000 people disappear in six years

Unpublished official figures show cost of chaos and violence enveloping country in fight against drug gangs

Boris Godunov, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Royal Shakespeare Company is the natural home for Pushkin's great drama with its echoes of Macbeth and the history plays and its prudent policy of commenting on the political turmoil of its own era, the 1820s, through a depiction of the unrest in an earlier period - Moscow at the cusp of the seventeenth century.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale – Review

An unsubtle fighter derived from brute force and blunt objects.

Foreign hopes lift spirits at Mothercare

The promise of overseas riches cheered up investors in Mothercare yesterday after the company posted yet another loss.

James Allen savagely attacked 81-year-old Colin Dunford in his Middlesbrough terrace home, then three days later stabbed Julie Davison, 50, to death at her flat in Whitby, North Yorkshire

'Brutal' double killer James Allen jailed for 37 years

Allen was on the run from police when he attacked 81-year-old Colin Dunford and 51-year-old Julie Davison

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee