Disney loses its sparkle as profits slide

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 10:21

The world’s biggest media group has announced a fall in profits of over a quarter as its film and theme park sales suffer

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Gates affair: officer suspended after racial slur

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 10:03

Obama’s beer summit at the White House is overshadowed by Boston policeman’s ‘jungle monkey’ email

Michael Schumacher

Rivals welcome Michael Schumacher’s F1 return

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 09:58

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are keen to compete against the seven-time world champion in his sensational return to motor sport

Bent in hot water after Twitter outburst

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 09:43

Spurs striker is the latest sportsman to fall foul of the internet after he vents his frustration over transfer delay

Jude Law: mystery mother riddle solved

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 09:12

The mother of Law's fourth child is revealed to be an American model, Samantha Burke

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Australia make hay after late start at Edgbaston

News Fri 31 Jul, AT 09:02

Weather restricts play to 30 overs but tourists progress to 126-1 after a day of intrigue off the pitch

Northern Ireland

The ghosts of hate

News Thu 30 Jul, AT 18:25

A savage new novel highlights Northern Ireland's lingering legacy of terror

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Twilight’s Rachelle Lefevre ‘hurt’ by recasting

News Thu 30 Jul, AT 17:59

The Montreal actress, who is to be replaced in the third Twilight movie by Bryce Dallas Howard, is angry at the producers’ decision to drop her

NME editor Krissi Murison

Krissi Murison becomes NME’s first woman editor

News Thu 30 Jul, AT 15:28

Murison says editing the world’s longest-running music weekly is ‘one of the all-time dream jobs’

Barack Obama

Obama faces mutiny, led by Clinton and Biden

Thu 30 Jul, AT 15:09 Alexander Cockburn

The new President has squandered his one chance to bring real change to foreign policy making the US’s strategy just as hawkish as it was under Bush

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Waitrose to buy Prince Charles food range

News Thu 30 Jul, AT 14:18

The supermarket chain is to buy Duchy Originals, the expensive organic food range which has been hit by the recession

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Sudanese woman faces 40 lashes

News Thu 30 Jul, AT 13:24

Lubna Hussein gives up UN protection to make a stand on behalf of Sudan's oppressed women

Rorschach inkblot test

Psychologists rage over online Rorschach test

News Thu 30 Jul, AT 13:24

Psychologists say Wikipedia’s publication of the Rorschach inkblots will reduce its effectiveness in dignosing patients