Life and Style New tests are being developed for early confirmation of prostate cancer

Sleeping well may help to protect men from deadly prostate cancer, a study has found.

A major terrorist threat was thwarted in Canada. Two men were charged with plotting to carry out an attack on a passenger train.

Two men due in court after Canada thwarts al-Qa'ida-linked plot to blow up US-Canada rail line

Two men arrested, following year-long investigation, with no links to Boston Marathon bombings, according to authorities

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsaraev (main image) was charged by US federal prosecutors, on the same day that Boston laid to rest his alleged first victim, Krystle Campbell

Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev faces death penalty over weapon of mass destruction charge

Charges brought in hospital but suspect will not be treated as an enemy combatant

Pret a Manger aims at another 50 stores worldwide this year

Pret A Manger claims it will create 500 new UK jobs in upcoming expansion

Chain aims at another 50 stores worldwide this year

Tamerlan Tsarnaev a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing

Boston Marathon bombings: Tamerlan Tsarnaev's American wife learned he was wanted from TV

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev says she didn't see much of her husband in the days before bomb attack

Searching for answers in Boston Marathon bombing: The suspect’s wife

With 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev still considered unfit for interrogation, authorities will surely be asking questions of those closest to him and to his brother Tamerlan, 26, who was killed in a shoot-out with police. One person who may be able to shed light on the motives of the alleged Boston bombers is Tamerlan’s wife, 24-year-old Katherine Russell, who on Friday arrived at her parents’ home in Rhode Island, accompanied by agents from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

Mike Asche, left and Paul Arlt, right, both ran the Boston and London Marathons

'It's good to be here': Boston veterans cross London finish line...and they're still smiling

In the goodie bag given to finishers of the Boston Marathon on Monday was a yellow running jersey with blue writing up the sleeve, saying "Boston Marathon 2013."

A 30-second silence marked the start of the London Marathon in an expression of solidarity for the victims of the atrocities in Boston.

London Marathon 2013: From Buzz Lightyear to Ed Balls, London’s runners get home safe amid heightened security

Competitors observe a 30-second silence before the start of the men's elite race and runners  have been encouraged to wear black ribbons

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was captured on Friday

'Police may never question marathon bombing suspect', says the Mayor of Boston

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was in "very serious" condition at a Boston hospital after being captured Friday night, Menino said

CBS Twitter account apparently hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

One tweet accuses Barack Obama of trying to 'take away your guns'

Home watch: A police Swat team searching Watertown, Boston, on Friday

The Boston bombs roused a monster

An overreaction to the attacks could result in massive, self-important bodies wielding excessive powers and hounding the wrong people

A man waves the US flag after the capture of the second of two suspects wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings

Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits special interrogation team after being captured alive in Watertown after dramatic end to huge manhunt

Suspect rushed to hospital after suffering serious injuries during earlier shootout

Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have agreed to increase cooperation on counter-terrorism in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to the Kremlin

Kremlin: Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama agree greater counter-terrorism cooperation in the wake of Boston Marathon bombing

Chechen leader criticises Boston police for killing one of the suspects

Boston's day of bedlam: how the hunt unfolded

Timeline by Twitter

Heavily armed police continue to patrol the neighborhoods of Watertown as they continue a massive search for one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing

Boston lockdown eyewitness report: The city has been brought to an utter standstill

Remaining inside, glued to unfolding events on TV is adrenaline-fuelled monotony, where routine events seem irrationally pointless

Joe Berti and his wife, Amy

Husband and wife escaped injury in the Boston Marathon bombing and Texas fertiliser plant blast in West

Joe Berti, 43, had just completed the Boston Marathon when the first bomb went off.

voicesGood for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, writes Grace Dent
The University of California study monitored the reaction of 36 dogs
sciencePets' range of emotions revealed
Life and Style
fashion Designs are part of feminist art project by a British student
Arts and Entertainment
The nomination of 'The Wake' by Paul Kingsnorth has caused a stir
Snoop Dogg pictured at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees' Night in February, 2013
people... says Snoop Dogg
Life and Style
food + drinkZebra meat is exotic and lean - but does it taste good?
Arts and Entertainment
Residents of Derby Road in Southampton oppose filming of Channel 4 documentary Immigration Street in their community
voicesSiobhan Norton on why she eventually changed her mind
Arts and Entertainment
The Tour de France peloton rides over a bridge on the Grinton Moor, Yorkshire, earlier this month
Career Services

Day In a Page

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn