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John Tolos, "The Golden Greek", who has died aged 78, was one of professional wrestling's finest "heels" – a villain in wrestling parlance - for most of his 40-year career. He was a legend in southern California, where his rivalry with "Classy" Freddie Blassie, the self-proclaimed "King of Men" (Independent obituary, 11 June 2003), produced one of wrestling's greatest and most copied angles.

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Outcasts United, By Warren St John

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US gay lobby doesn't get the 'Bruno' joke

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Predatory hacker busted over teen porn blackmails

US authorities have arrested an Irish-born military contractor suspected of hacking into the computers of teenage girls around the world and threatening to post their personal information online unless they sent him revealing photos.

Enter The Independent's 'The Boat That Rocked' competition

To celebrate the release of Richard Curtis’ new comedy The Boat That Rocked in cinemas 1 April, The Independent is offering one lucky person the chance to experience life aboard the real boat that rocked.

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Spielberg's movie plans in limbo for want of $100m

Funding gap threatens to undermine director's aim to turn his DreamWorks studio into a major player
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