A familiar story of Lennon's post-Beatles years – with some fascinating new detail
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Sunday 23 January 2011
Monday 20 December 2010
The US Vice-President, Joe Biden, yesterday likened Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks who is currently under house arrest in a private mansion in Suffolk, to a "hi-tech terrorist" and confirmed that the administration is searching for ways to take legal action against him.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
Thursday 18 November 2010
The United States's highest military honour was for the first time awarded to a living veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars yesterday.
Saturday 13 November 2010
International delegates meeting in Laos – the most heavily bombed nation on earth as a result of a huge US bombing campaign during the Vietnam war, and where 80 million landmines still cause death and tragedy on a near-daily basis – have agreed on a new plan to help rid the world of cluster munitions. The agreement came as a 10-year-old Laotian girl was killed by a cluster bomb.
Friday 29 October 2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
Until last week, the university city of Gainesville, Florida, wasn't much talked about outside its home state. Students of US history may recall the Gainesville Eight, a group of anti-Vietnam war protesters who were acquitted on charges of breaking up the Republican convention in 1972; these days the city (population 125,000) has its first gay mayor, suggesting that it doesn't easily fit stereotypes about the American South.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Born to Jewish parents in the American Midwest during the depression years, Martin "Moishe" Rosen converted to Christianity when he was 21, became a Baptist minister and founded Jews for Jesus, an organisation that spread worldwide with the aim of converting Jews to believe in Jesus as the Messiah. Like him, the group's followers consider themselves Jews by identity, but not religion, and have become the largest messianic Jewish organisation in the world. They describe Rosen as "the godfather of Jewish evangelism".
Saturday 14 August 2010
Take a healthy dose of paranoia. Toss in dark allegations of a left-wing smear campaign. Finish with a furious dispute over whether to give the American public access to some potentially revelatory tape recordings, and you've got a simmering political controversy that could only really involve one man: the former US president Richard Nixon.
Thursday 12 August 2010
Monday 21 June 2010
Monday 14 June 2010
Monday 07 June 2010
British troops are to be issued with a new infantry combat rifle for the first time in 20 years to cope with the fierce fighting conditions of the Afghan war.
Sunday 09 May 2010
The enigmatic Chicago-born reedsman/ composer Threadgill gets a seven-disc box-set devoted to his work for Italy's venerable Black Saint and Soul Note labels.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
The relatives of four students killed by National Guard troops at Kent State University remembered their loved ones along with hundreds of people who gathered at the site 40 years later.
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- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
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- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace