News Mother Teresa: Skopje also has plans for a huge statue of the nun, who was born in the city

Not content with four-storey statues of Alexander the Great and Mother Teresa, city planners in Skopje are now inviting bids for a version of Rome’s Spanish Steps, part of a beautification campaign that has divided residents.

Mumbai shooting suspect pleads guilty

The lone surviving gunman in the November Mumbai attacks admitted his role in the shooting rampage in a dramatic confession Monday in an Indian court, reversing months of denials.

Album: Various Artists, You Heard Them Here First (Ace)

This compilation features the early, often largely unheard, efforts of performers who later became stars.

Dom Joly: A fortnight in Chernobyl is my idea of a holiday

I've been looking back at my life, this past week. I'm not in therapy or anything, although hints to this effect are constantly being sprinkled all about me by the people who know me best.

Trump’s casino business goes bust for the third time

Atlantic City casinos hit by recession, but Trump attacks move into bankruptcy

Mumbai terror survivors blame police for deaths

Survivors of the Mumbai terror attacks have accused police of causing the death of some of those trapped inside the Taj Mahal hotel by telling them it was safe to leave when armed militants were still at large. The fleeing guests were subsequently shot dead.

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India demands Pakistan hand over terror suspects

India picked up intelligence in recent months that terrorists were plotting attacks against Mumbai targets, an official said today, as the government demanded that Islamabad hand over suspected terrorists believed living in Pakistan.

Pakistani links to terror raise tensions in region

Militant says former army member ran training camp

<a href="http://ankhi-mukherjee.livejournal.com/618.html">Ankhi Mukherjee: Remembering the Old Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai</a>

The last time I felt anything like this was when the first anti-aircraft gun was trained at a Bamiyan Buddha, followed by a diligent regime of destruction in March 2001

Rice urges Pakistan co-operation over Mumbai massacre

Pakistan must co-operate fully in the investigation into last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the US Secretary of State said on a visit to London today.

The tragic story capturing the Indian public's imagination

They gently pressed, they shuffled and squeezed, but there was never going to be enough room inside the ageing crematorium. Not for the numbers of people who wanted pay their last respects to Niti Kang and her two sons.

Mumbai: Sixty hours of terror and chaos

Over two and a half days, 10 gunman left a horrifying trail of destruction as they rampaged through India's biggest city. David Randall reports

India troops mop up last Mumbai militants

Indian commandos killed the last Islamist gunmen holed up at Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel early today, ending a three-day battle across the financial capital that left at least 195 dead.

7/7 drama actor was 'covered in blood'

A British actor, who played a terrorist in a drama about the London bombings of 7 July on the television channel Five, described last night how he had nearly been killed by terrorists in Mumbai.

Step by step, how the terrorists were removed

India's elite commando forces told today how they were forced to fight from room to room to clear terrorist gunmen from Mumbai's flagship hotels.

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Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested

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George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album