Afghan policewoman shoots US adviser with pistol "at point black range" outside compound shop

Afghan policewoman shoots US adviser with pistol 'at point blank range' outside compound shop Police are investigating if the killing in Kabul was intentional or accidental | UPDATED: 17:51 GMT, 24 December 2012 An Afghan policewoman shot dead an American adviser at 'point blank range' inside Kabul's security compound today. The killing is the latest insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces against their foriegn allies, and the first committed by a woman. The woman, identified as Afghan police sergeant Nargas, had entered the strategic compound in the heart of the capital and shot the adviser with a pistol as he came out of a small shop with items he had just bought

Taliban kill five women polio aid workers in Pakistan as they administer vaccines to children

Taliban kills five women aid workers in Pakistan as they administer polio vaccineFour women aid workers gunned down in the southern city of Karachi and another killed in a village outside the north-west city of PeshawarAid workers were administering polio jabs as part of 3-day vaccination driveTaliban claim the campaign to immunise children is a cover for U.S. spies | UPDATED: 17:20 GMT, 18 December 2012 The Taliban murdered five women polio health workers in a series of attacks in Pakistan today

The truth about free-range turkeys will put you off your Christmas dinner

The truth about free-range turkeys will put you off your Christmas dinner Turkeys advertised as 'free range' may never even have been outdoorsMany are crammed into tiny spaces the size of a newspaperSome still have their beak 'trimmed' because of loopholes in law | UPDATED: 08:38 GMT, 14 December 2012 Now is the time of year when you want to do things properly. And — even if it does cost a few pounds more — many of us will want the best Christmas turkey we can afford. Despite the recession, hundreds of thousands of families will be tucking into a free-range turkey this Christmas

Should Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles?

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Should novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles | UPDATED: 10:29 GMT, 30 November 2012 Should late chums novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles Letters they wrote to each other indicate an interest in underage girls.

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Should novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles?

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Should novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 30 November 2012 Should late chums novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles Letters they wrote to each other indicate an interest in underage girls. Says literary reviewer Christopher Hart: ‘Some of the letters housed in the Bodleian Library contain fantasies about girls aged between 12 and 16. Perhaps they should be put on some post-mortem Jimmy Savile register, along with Elvis Presley, Edgar Allan Poe, Romeo [of Juliet fame], and quite a few others.’ Author Kingsley Amis, who wrote letters to his friend poet Philip Larkin JOHN Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, has launched a ‘menswear fashion range’ including jock-straps, buttock-revealing trousers, tank top vests with nipple cut-outs, and a pink mesh creation, pictured right, – all inspired, she says, by drawings she did as a wedding gift to her ‘hot bod’ husband in 1969