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Wednesday 25 August 2010
Tuesday 24 August 2010
A day of high drama in the Philippine capital, Manila, ended in bloodshed after a disgruntled former policeman shot dead eight Hong Kong tourists and was himself killed by police commandos who stormed the bus he had commandeered.
Sunday 15 August 2010
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Like Mary Ann Sieghart (Opinion, 9 August) I find it inconvenient to arrange travel for partying or visiting a remote pub. I have nostalgic memories from the pre-breathalyser days of determining that the driver for the homeward journey was whoever was least drunk.
Sunday 18 July 2010
Saturday 17 July 2010
It is a wonderful relief to leaf through gardening magazines and realise that there are so many things I don't want. No, it's stronger than that. There are things that, even if they arrived free, shining, and with a five-year guarantee, would still be put straight in the boot of the car and driven to the nearest Oxfam shop. Gadgets and me don't have a long history. I expect them to go wrong and, obligingly, they do.
Monday 05 July 2010
A 23-year-old man who stabbed a City banker and a diplomat in a "shocking and violent" attack after one of their friends accidentally threw a lollipop stick at a BMW was jailed indefinitely for public protection today.
Friday 25 June 2010
An American botanist once suggested to me that I should think of the living plant and animal species of the earth as the parts of a dismantled Boeing 747, laid out on the ground. If 10 per cent of those parts were removed, he said, would you still be happy to fly in the Jumbo Jet, if the plane were put back together without them? Hardly, I said. So by analogy, he said, would you think you were safe on planet Earth with 10 per cent of its parts missing?
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Thursday 17 June 2010
A haulage boss who crushed his jealous wife to death under the wheels of his 26-ton truck following a drunken, violent row told a court today: "She didn't deserve to die."
Monday 14 June 2010
Motorists who do not use screenwash for their windscreen wipers risk getting potentially deadly legionnaires' disease, a study revealed today.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
The mystery surrounding the sudden death of former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable could take six weeks to resolve.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
A taxi driver went on a shotgun rampage today, killing 12 people and wounding at least 25 before turning his weapon on himself.
Monday 24 May 2010
Mexico's World Cup squad endured a three-hour delay in Germany after a bird crashed into the windscreen of the plane due to take them to London for tonight's World Cup warm-up match against England.
Thursday 13 May 2010
For decades women in gold lycra bikinis have patrolled the streets of Surfers Paradise, the popular resort on Queensland's Gold Coast, feeding meters to save motorists from parking fines.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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