'After two months in Antarctica, a hairdryer felt like a luxury'
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Monday 23 December 2013
The video shows a street performer dressed as the caped crusader lose his cool with a passerby
Will Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman get his gun back after acquittal? 'He needs it more now,' says lawyer
Monday 15 July 2013
Neighbourhood watch volunteer expected to remain in hiding while potentially facing civil charges
Friday 31 May 2013
John Kiriakou, the former CIA officer jailed for revealing the name of a covert agent in charge of the US government’s Bush-era enhanced interrogation programme, has claimed he is treated as “subhuman” by wardens at the Pennsylvania prison where he is held.
Friday 17 May 2013
An internet celebrity known as “Kai the hatchet-wielding hitcher” has been charged with murder, after he allegedly bludgeoned a 73-year-old man to death.
A funeral director's dilemma: how to find a cemetery that will bury Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Saturday 04 May 2013
A funeral home director was this weekend trying to find a cemetery that would bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Friday 26 April 2013
TV show prizewinner guilty of benefit fraud
Monday 15 April 2013
In the 11 years since the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon, there are have a number of other attempted bomb attacks on US soil or on flights to the country.
Monday 01 April 2013
At long last, Hollywood's great polymath is making his stage debut. Nikhil Kumar reports on the actor's role as a legendary tabloid journalist – and the thousands clamouring for tickets
Wednesday 02 January 2013
If there is one thing forever associated with New Year's Eve in New York it's the sight of a shimmering ball dropping down a 130ft pole in Times Square. The ball is reported to be some 12ft in diameter, weighing around 5kg, and is watched by millions around the country – and the world. Touching down at midnight, it signals the beginning of the new year, and has been a staple of the city's celebrations for more than a century.
Monday 31 December 2012
Sydney's skyline erupted with tons of exploding fireworks as revellers cheered in the new year from the city's crammed harbour in the world's first major celebration for 2013.
New York subway murder: Man dies after being pushed in front of NYC subway train by 'mumbling' woman - the second such incident in a month
Friday 28 December 2012
Murder took place at about 8pm last night at the 40th Street station in Queens
Black Friday gets underway early in the US, but even Britain isn't immune to the shopping bargain madness
Friday 23 November 2012
The traditional shopping frenzy takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the US and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season
Friday 20 July 2012
Katie Holmes will be returning to the Broadway stage in her first major project since announcing her divorce from Tom Cruise.
Friday 02 March 2012
Will you be frying tonight? Britney, Kim Kardashian and her coven and K$sha (her keyboard clumsiness, not mine) will be. I'm not talking about the oil-based cooking technique. Instead, I refer to the "vocal fry", a non-fattening and newly identified way of speaking that is, apparently, big with young women in the US.
Monday 27 February 2012
Bob Geldof leans, stony-faced, against a wall as his daughter Peaches’ fiancé Thomas Cohen performs.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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