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From Python to Seinfeld - are these 12 classic comedies still funny?

published about 3 hours ago
Theyre known as comedy gold but are they? Really? Our critics cast an unsentimental eye over 12 from the hall of fame Continue reading...

Two dead after student opens fire in Washington state school

published about 4 hours ago
One student killed and four injured after youth named as Jaylen Fryberg, 15, fired handgun in cafeteria before shooting himself Continue reading...

New York and New Jersey issue tough new Ebola quarantine measure

published about 9 hours ago
Aid workers flying in from west Africa to be held for 21 daysGovernors: Were not comfortable with voluntary quarantineCraig Spencer, 33, in hospital after becoming infectedNew York, the city that never shrieks Continue reading...

Body of British-born Hannah Graham identified in Virginia

published about 9 hours ago
The 18-year-olds body was discovered in Albermarle county, near to where the University of Virginia student went missingA body found by US police is that of British-born student Hannah Graham, it has been confirmed.The 18-year-old University of Virginia student disappeared on 13 September and her body was found by police five weeks later on derelict property in Albermarle county, near to where she went missing in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading...

Council cracks down on wild west landlords

published about 10 hours ago
Islington consults on licensing scheme for area bedevilled by flats deemed too tiny and dirty for human habitationA north London council that is home to two streets described by a councillor as the frontier of the wild west of the rental market is to crack down on flats deemed too tiny or dirty for human habitation.Islington will start consulting on Monday on a licensing scheme for Holloway Road and Caledonian Road, both major routes that together contain about 600 properties ... more