Lauren Cunningham

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Shoreham plane crash death toll could soar to 20

As many as 20 victims are now feared to have died in the Shoreham Airshow disaster as emergency workers continued to examine the devastation<p>Up to 20 victims are now feared to have died in the Shoreham Airshow disaster as emergency workers continued to examine the devastation surrounding the crash …

Baby P council apologises for failings in Child T abuse case

The council that dealt with the Baby P and Victoria Climbié cases has apologised after failing to prevent the abuse of a toddler who suffered extensive injuries at the hands of his family.<p>The boy, referred to only as Child T, was twice taken to hospital but returned to his mother and stepfather …

How feminism became capitalism's handmaiden - and how to reclaim it

As a feminist, I've always assumed that by fighting to emancipate women I was building a better world – more egalitarian, just and free. But lately I've begun to worry that ideals pioneered by feminists are serving quite different ends. I worry, specifically, that our critique of sexism is now …

Shakespeare read in Elizabethan accent reveals 'puns, jokes and rhymes'

Reluctant schoolchildren across the land may be heard to accuse Shakespeare of writing comedies that are not funny and poems that do not rhyme.<p>But it appears the fault does not lie with the Bard's creative skills, but a simple problem of miscommunication.<p>For an academic has argued the key to …

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Panic in the Med: migrant survivors tell their tales

Dozens of migrants rescued after their ship sank in the Mediterranean on Friday have been brought to Sicily by the Italian Navy.<p>More than 230 people – it is thought the majority of those on board – were saved in a joint Italian-Maltese operation. But well over 30 bodies have been pulled from the …

Protests in Russia for freedom of Greenpeace photographer

Journalists have demonstrated in St. Petersburg in support of a colleague, being held with Greenpeace activists over an oil drilling protest in the Arctic.<p>Denis Sinyakov was documenting the Greenpeace protest but along with 29 others, many of them foreigners, he faces 15 years in jail if convicted …

Shakespeare's fingerprints found on three Elizabethan plays

The hand of William Shakespeare has been identified in scenes or passages in three Elizabethan plays previously believed to have been written by others, following linguistic "fingerprinting" tests and other new research.<p><i>Arden of Faversham</i>, <i>The Spanish Tragedy</i> and <i>Mucedorus</i> will now be included in a …

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

Libyan prime minister kidnapped

Armed men have kidnapped the Libyan prime minister, Ali Zeidan, from the hotel in Tripoli where he lives.<p>"The head of the transitional government, Ali Zeidan, was taken to an unknown destination for unknown reasons," the Libyan government said on its website, attributing the kidnapping to a group …

Austerity pushing Europe into social and economic decline, says Red Cross

Europe is sinking into a protracted period of deepening poverty, mass unemployment, social exclusion, greater inequality, and collective despair as a result of austerity policies adopted in response to the debt and currency crisis of the past four years, according to an extensive study being …

Obama's efforts to control leaks 'most aggressive since Nixon', report finds

Barack Obama has pursued the most aggressive "war on leaks" since the Nixon administration, according to a report published on Thursday that says the administration's attempts to control the flow of information is hampering the ability of journalists to do their jobs.<p>The author of the study, the …

Spanish wealth gap biggest in Europe, says charity

Spain is the most unequal society in Europe, according to a report that finds three million Spaniards now live in conditions of "extreme poverty", and another study that shows the number of millionaires has increased.<p>A report by the Catholic charity Caritas says more than 6% of Spain's population …

Four jailed over woman's trafficking ordeal

A woman was thrust into a "sordid world" of international people trafficking when she was brought to the UK and later sold to a man who forced her into a sham marriage and repeatedly raped her, a judge said on Thursday.<p>The 20-year-old was kidnapped from her rural home in Slovakia and put on a coach …

Smoking even deadlier than previously thought, Australian study finds

An Australian study has shown that smoking is even more deadly than previously thought, cutting 10 years off the average smoker’s life.<p>A study of more than 200,000 Australians shows the habit is directly linked to two-thirds of deaths in current smokers, much higher than previous international …

Kabul nights: burgers and karaoke on menu for Afghanistan's young spenders

On a weekend evening in Kabul's well-to-do Wazir Akbar Khan district, groups of twentysomethings from the country's growing middle class queue out of the door of Cherry Berry, a self-service frozen yoghurt bar.<p>Young men dressed in shalwar kameez crowd around tables in the brightly coloured upstairs …

Homs: a tale of two cities

Once seen as the capital of Syria's revolution, Homs is now caught in a vicious stalemate between regime and rebel forces. James Harkin visits a divided city, where kidnappings are rife and chemical disarmament a low priority<p>I first met Abu Ali at the end of February 2012, both of us standing in an …

How children's books thrived under Stalin

At the trial of the three Pussy Riot performers in August 2012, one of the accused, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, made a closing statement in their defence. She spoke of Pussy Riot's admiration for those writers and artists who had suffered under Stalin's purges, and in particular for a group of avant …