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British woman tourist is murdered on houseboat in Srinagar, India

A young British woman on holiday in Indian Kashmir was found dead in a pool of blood on a houseboat. Police arrested a 43-year-old Dutch national on suspicion of her murder.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 5:55am

Six degrees

Evergreen do-gooder Sting (above) will be gracing Hong Kong with his presence next month. Born Gordon Sumner, the British eco-activist got his moniker from a black and yellow striped shirt he wore on stage early in his career (he looked like a wasp; geddit?).

10 Nov 2012 - 11:31pm

Opinion: Food Gurus by Stephen Vines

Best known, perhaps, as a journalist, Stephen Vines also manages a small chain of canteens, coffee shops and bars; is a director of The Pan Handler kitchen equipment shop in Prince's Building; and is an enthusiastic and capable cook.

8 Nov 2012 - 9:50am

Film review: Skyfall

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond's debut on the silver screen, Skyfall has to be special. Thankfully, it is. Indeed, Skyfall - the movie franchise's 23rd film about Ian Fleming's suave secret service agent, and Daniel Craig's third star turn in the role - oozes with confidence.

1 Nov 2012 - 12:38pm 1 comment

Rewind book: The Witches by Roald Dahl

Book lovers 50 or younger likely possess a slideshow inserted into their memory by Roald Dahl: James' giant peach; Charlie's golden ticket to the chocolate factory; the BFG's snozzcucumber and flatulence-inducing frobscottle. But for sheer grotesquerie, none can match the evil titular characters of one of his last children's classics.

6 Nov 2012 - 9:20pm

Movie rewind: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Along with politics and sex, religion makes up the trifecta of taboo subjects: the three things you don't talk about in polite society, let alone lampoon before millions on the big screen. Just look at the recent international uproar over that Islam-slurring film to see the possible consequences.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:27pm

Rewind book: The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

Religion, like sex, has always been a thorny subject to write about, especially for novelists keen to preserve their literary integrity and make a decent living.

21 Oct 2012 - 11:40am

Perfect casting of a space alien in portrayal of alienation in the modern world

Most scientists agree that aliens probably look something like David Bowie, with his cultivated strangeness and differently pigmented eyes (the result, apparently, of being punched in a schoolyard brawl).

27 Sep 2012 - 10:16am

Fashion world welcomes older models

Fashion's obsession with youth might be waning. Could it be losing its love of adolescent waifs? Probably not entirely, judging by the girls on the catwalk and in magazines. But the trend of young teens modelling high fashion clothes bought by women mostly in their 30s and 40s is being challenged.

21 Sep 2012 - 11:18am

Chance to win tickets for Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

A 3-D Imax screen may be the best format for watching an action movie, but when it comes to an Agatha Christie murder mystery there's no place better than the theatre.

19 Sep 2012 - 3:42am

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