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Oscar Pistorius cries during his ongoing murder trial, at the high court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius back in the dock as verdict looms

Defence and prosecution will present their closing arguments tomorrow

A screenshot of the app Bomb Gaza in the Google Play store

Google removes 'tasteless' Bomb Gaza game from Android app store

Bomb Gaza asked players to drop bombs on the Gaza strip without killing civilians to win points

Spain freezes military exports to Israel

Spanish foreign minister described the scenes in Gaza as heart-breaking

Americans fall out of love with burgers...But their appetite for chicken sandwiches, doughnuts and coffee is insatiable

Quintessential American meal losing ground to healthier and more exotic options

President Obama tells corporate America: 'Stop complaining'

President insists his administration is pro-business but calls on corporate America to do more to benefit society

Banco Espirito Santo to be rescued in multi-billion euro bailout

Portugal's largest listed lender will be split up into a "good" and a "bad" bank

Obama: 'Russia doesn't make anything'

US President calls for perspective on Russia as he warns Putin's actions will cause more harm than good over long term

Penelope Cruz clarifies Israel-Gaza comments after being labelled an anti-Semite: 'I wish for unity, and peace'

Husband Javier Bardem follows suit by issuing a separate statement explaining his position after they were criticised

Sean Hannity reacts to Russell Brand's Israel-Gaza criticism: 'You're a dumb actor known for your failed marriage to Katy Perry'

Brand accused the Fox News anchor of bullying a Palestinian-American guest on his show using "terrorist tactics" of intimidation

Louis van Gaal has endured slow starts at previous clubs Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich

Manchester United kit deal with Adidas to be slashed by £20m-a-year if club fails to qualify for Champions League

Pressure is on Louis van Gaal to ensure the club make a quick return to Europe's elite competition

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album