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As the Space Shuttle Atlantis closed in on the International Space Station, they were briefly visible to an earthbound photographer with the Sun as backdrop.
Professor Dumbledore is speaking to me in his study, the Hogwarts headmaster’s holographic projection so real that I feel I can touch it. The corridors of the school for wizards are lined with talking portraits, the final chamber filled with floating candles, and Harry Potter himself appears, urging me to follow him on a magical journey.
A seven-year-old girl has focused attention on the vexed question of how to control illegal immigration from Mexico — while inadvertently blowing the whistle on her mother.
The United States warned North Korea of “consequences” yesterday for its “clear act of aggression” after an international investigation blamed Pyongyang for the sinking of a South Korean warship, with the loss of 46 lives, in March.
The remote control vehicle looks like an outsize toy as it trundles forward on the gravel. It stops, spins around, extends a long metal arm and uses it to peck at the ground.
A British Red Shirt who was shown on YouTube promising to burn down a Bangkok shopping centre has expressed regret for his words and insisted that he had nothing to do with the arson attack that destroyed the luxury mall four days later.
Two homosexual men have been sentenced to 14 years in prison with hard labour in Malawi for gross indecency and unnatural acts.
It took Molly Norris only half an hour to draw the Prophet Muhammad in the likeness of a coffee cup and a box of pasta.
An Afghan Government delegation has met representatives of Afghan insurgent groups in the Maldives, it was claimed yesterday, and is to do so again this weekend. The alleged talks were confirmed by Maldives Government officials.
Stock markets tumbled on both sides of the Atlantic and the euro came under new selling pressure yesterday as concerns mounted over the stability of the currency and the inability of Europe’s divided politicians to defend it.
After a few months, when the dust has settled, the five stolen paintings could be offered back to the museum by an agent for the thieves. As they are too well known to be offered on the open market they could have been stolen to order, or, as is more likely, they have been taken by a gang out to make money out of returning them.
The extradition of a hacker who broke into the Pentagon's computer network has been put on hold after an intervention from the Home Secretary yesterday.
There is growing speculation that the Pope’s visit to Cyprus next month for talks with Orthodox leaders could lead to a long-awaited summit between the pontiff and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I to heal the 11th-century schism between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.
1 The biggest art theft in American history took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. The 13 stolen paintings, including Rembrandt’s Lady and Gentleman in Black, The Concert by Vermeer, Rembrandt’s only marine painting The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, and five pieces by Degas, have never been found.
Weeping Red Shirt protesters were herded on to buses and sent home today as the Thai authorities began to clean up Bangkok after the spasm of killing and destruction that brought their demonstrations to an end.
Three American hikers imprisoned in Iran and accused of spying were reunited today with their mothers for the first time in ten months at an emotional meeting in Tehran.
Angela Merkel led calls for an international financial tax today as a “signal of strength” as stock markets continued to slump from a lack of confidence in the euro.
For more than 20 years Valerie Plame-Wilson’s most important professional consideration was to stay below the radar.