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Alan Henning: Al-Qaeda appealed to Isis to release British aid worker following kidnap

independent.co.uk — In evidence that the depravity exhibited by Isis is now repelling Muslims of all views and backgrounds, even the terrorist group behind the 11 September attacks on the US in 2001 decided that kidnapping the aid-convoy volunteer was a step too far.
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Lauren Morelli: OITNB writer to divorce husband and start relationship with actress Samira Wiley after realising she is gay

independent.co.uk — The couple had been together for six years - and married for five months - when she came to terms with her sexuality midway through creating the characters for the popular the Netflix series, reports. After the pair had separated, she fell in love with one of the stars of the show, Samira Wiley, famed for her role as the loyal Poussey Washington.
Sep 15, 2014

RT @Independent: Orange Is The New Black writer files for divorce from her husband after realising she is gay ind.pn/1AQylkP pic.twitter.com/7QRJafZyGi

Sep 15, 2014

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Sep 15, 2014

OTNB writer to divorce husband and start relationship with actress after realising she is gay ind.pn/1pgrzOL pic.twitter.com/6XhSQ3kXYx

London Fashion Week: Tom Ford strides ahead in search of the perfect Fordean fashion

independent.co.uk — There's fashion. And then there's Tom Ford. The man stands outside of it - not woefully, but wilfully. Tom Ford helped forge the path of fashion today - he numbers amongst very few in the pantheon of fashion greats. Another is Karl Lagerfeld, and another was Yves Saint Laurent.

How FFP and the most costly divorce in history ended Monaco's dream

independent.co.uk — Instead, they begin their Champions League campaign at home to Bayer Leverkusen this evening stripped of almost all of their stars. Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez have been sold, coach Claudio Ranieri has been sacked and Monaco now look remarkably average, second from bottom of Ligue 1 with four points from their first five games.
Sep 15, 2014

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Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes tell you what to think. Don't let them

independent.co.uk — The people at Apple think that you like U2. It's understandable that they should. Long in the tooth as Bono and co might be, the band scores a formidable 78 career average on Metacritic - a website that offers an aggregate of press reviews - and Metacritic users hold it in even higher regard.
Sep 15, 2014

It's a bit rich for opinion writers to have a pop at Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes. Did it anyway independent.co.uk/voices/comment…

Oh Scotland, don’t leave me! All I want is for us to stay friends

independent.co.uk — Until now, I have coveted and worn her clothes with an undercurrent of British pride. Vivienne is a true national treasure, crackling since the 1970s with Brit-style eccentricity, her clothes zinging with nods towards crowns, ermine, monarchy, punk rock, her gorgeous tartan jackets designed to accommodate a generous pair of British knockers.