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Dan Glaister

Dan Glaister

    Hollywood's Xmas hopes on Christmas filmgoers
    Hollywood's Xmas hopes on Christmas filmgoers
    Movies are being released hard and fast this festive season, writes Dan Glaister.
    Hispanics urged to flex muscles
    Hispanics urged to flex muscles
    Democrat campaign targets the swing state of New Mexico. Dan Glaister reports
    Palin's travels broadened the horizons
    Palin's travels broadened the horizons
    The young governor from the remote state engaged in her own brand of shuttle diplomacy in the summer of 2007, even posing with some of her troops.
    Obama, McCain appear together for first time
    Obama, McCain appear together for first time
    Sharing the stage at a mega-church, Barack Obama and John McCain hardly had time for anything but the political equivalent of an air kiss.
    Disability groups call for boycott of Stiller comedy
    Disability groups call for boycott of Stiller comedy
    Reality has intruded on a Ben Stiller spoof war film in a way that its makers did not anticipate.
    Actor Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in crash
    Actor Morgan Freeman seriously hurt in crash
    The Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was said to be in a serious condition after the car he was driving flipped over several times late on Sunday.
    Canadian community baffled by severed feet
    Canadian community baffled by severed feet
    Severed feet are washing up on shore in a whodunnit that has the locals in a Canadian fishing and ferrying community buzzing.
    Children drink bleach on reality TV
    Children drink bleach on reality TV
    An American television show has been billed as Lord of the Flies for the reality TV generation. Dan Glaister reports in Los Angeles
    San Francisco braced to greet Olympic torch
    San Francisco braced to greet Olympic torch
    Thousands of protesters were expected to line the route of the latest leg of the Olympic torch's "Journey of Harmony" on Wednesday as officials in San Francisco braced themselves for a repetition of the tumultuous scenes in Paris and London. A broad coalition of protest groups has converged on the city.
    180 taken from polygamist sect compound in Texas
    180 taken from polygamist sect compound in Texas
    Authorities removed more than 180 women and children from the Texas compound of a polygamist sect on Saturday evening after receiving reports of "sexual and physical abuse". The 10 000-member Mormon group is led by Warren Jeffs, who was convicted in Utah last year on two counts of accomplice to rape.
    California dreaming
    California dreaming
    Clad in a black Monterey pop festival jacket with the word "Peace" emblazoned on the back, Robin Tarne doesn't look like a typical Bush Republican. "I was for Bush and I believed in the war but as time went on I became saddened," she says. Around her, in a chain hotel bar in Calabasas, San Fernando Valley, her words provoke a hush.