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Maoist cult leader guilty of rape, sexually assaulting followers and keeping daughter as slave for 30 years

Aravindan Balakrishnan, who imprisoned his daughter in a commune during a 'brutal' campaign of 'violence', convicted of string of sexual offences<p>A communist cult leader faces the prospect of dying in jail after being found guilty of keeping his own daughter prisoner for 30 years and raping his …

L.A. won't buy power from Mojave Desert solar plant, after all

The city of Los Angeles has dropped plans to buy electricity from a controversial solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert, delivering a serious blow to the most environmentally sensitive renewable energy project in the state.<p>City officials said Thursday that the Soda Mountain Solar Project would …

John Biggs elected as Labour mayor of Tower Hamlets

Biggs wins in second round against Rabina Khan, who was backed by ousted previous mayor Lutfur Rahman<p>The east London borough of Tower Hamlets has a new Labour mayor just weeks after Britain’s first directly elected Muslim mayor, Lutfur Rahman, was ejected from office by an election court judge.<br>John …

Angela Hartnett: I like cooking to be social, not pompous

My perfect weekend: the Murano chef's days off are a whirlwind of London food hotspots, late-night card games and, of course, cooking<p>If I’m not working in the kitchens of one of my restaurants, my favourite thing on a Friday night is to eat out locally. My house in Spitalfields, east London, just …

Gordon Brown: UK on life support as Conservatives play the English card

Former PM accuses David Cameron of giving up on saving the union as Tory government shores up support in England<p>Gordon Brown has issued a stark warning that the UK remains on “life support” because the Tory government has given up on saving the 308-year-old union as it shores up support by playing …