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Thursday 13 January 2011
As Queensland buckles under heavy rains brought by La Niña, on the other side of the world, in Argentina, the weather pattern is causing the opposite problem.
Thursday 13 January 2011
As Federal investigators in Tucson try to piece together a detailed picture of Jared Loughner, the suspect in last weekend's mass shopping centre shooting, one question keeps coming back: why were no alarm bells sounded with the authorities before last Saturday about his disturbing behaviour?
Friday 07 January 2011
The United States plans to send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan to try to hold on to recent but fragile security gains, just months before a planned US drawdown, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.
Friday 07 January 2011
Perfume is big business. And now the recently announced Center of Olfactory Art, part of the New York Museum of Arts and Design, is to celebrate the smell of perfume not as something you splash on ahead of a night out, but rather as an art form in its own right. The centre's first exhibition, The Art of Scent, 1889-2011, will examine some of the world's best-known perfume creators through ten well-known scents.
Thursday 06 January 2011
China is years away from fielding a stealth aircraft, despite the disclosure of images indicating that it appears to have a working prototype, a US Navy official has said.
Sunday 31 October 2010
Times editor James "weathervane" Harding has had a change of heart – again.
Thursday 09 September 2010
Who is Don Draper?" That question – with a few supplementaries thrown in – has already sustained three fine series of Mad Men and it was the very first thing you heard in episode one of series four, as if to bring fans back to basics after the recess. The question was asked, in this instance, by a reporter for Advertising Age, prompted to do a small feature on Don and his new agency by a Glo-Coat Floor Wax commercial that has "caused a bit of a squeal". Don, though, was not in any mood to sell himself. "I'm from the Midwest," he replied. "We were taught that it's not polite to talk about ourselves." To give him his due – he has a lot on his mind right now. His new agency is up and running, but the employees of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce are having to lie about the scale of their operation, referring offhandedly to a "second floor" that doesn't actually exist. There's no guarantee that they'll get enough new accounts to keep the firm going, and some of the accounts they do have are proving tricky. With Thanksgiving looming, Sugarberry Ham has sent just one tin of the product into the office – a slight that Pete reads as a sign of imminent defection to another agency – and Don is struggling with the Jantzen account, a self-styled "family-firm", which is attempting to hold back the advancing tide of bikini miniaturisation.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Stock market investors in the Philippines thought they had earned a buck or two yesterday, as their benchmark index soared by 14 per cent during the first three hours of trading. Sadly for them, the Philippine Stock Exchange then decided to suspend trading as it published a statement conceding that he gains were erroneously produced by a brand new computer system launched yesterday morning. In fact, share prices had fallen by 0.1 per cent over the three hours in question. Let's hope no one spent their winnings.
Monday 26 July 2010
Take it to the bank: The Pulitzer-nominated Adam Haslett gets intimate with the global banking meltdown
Sunday 18 July 2010
Sunday 04 July 2010
Lance Armstrong has rejected a fresh series of doping accusations from his former team-mate Floyd Landis relating to alleged drug use within Armstrong's former squad, US Postal. For the second time in 10 weeks, Landis made the allegations in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, published hours before the 38-year-old RadioShack leader rolled down the start ramp of what will be his final Tour.
Thursday 17 June 2010
Sunday 23 May 2010
Why exactly did Rupert Murdoch allow Vanity Fair writer Michael Wolff hours of interview time with him, his closest colleagues and his family for this biography?
Friday 21 May 2010
Thursday 08 April 2010
Why did I decide we would charge online? Because I listened to [my] executives, the case they made, and the revenue involved and the success of it.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'