News It has been confirmed the body discovered was that of three-year-old Mikaeel

Police confirm they have found Mikaeel's body in a wooded area in Fife, miles from his home

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A triple tragedy for the close-knit Vietnamese community has left police baffled, reports Kathy Marks. They are not much wiser about a mysterious child abduction, which ended happily ? for now

A renewal of faith in Petra

Jordan's geographical proximity to Israel and Palestine has caused many to question its safety as a holiday destination.

An eye for the bigger picture

After months of searching London, Thomas Kilpper found the perfect site for his vast woodcut. So why did he choose the 10th floor of an abandoned tower block?

Workaholic Michelangelo was a martyr to gout, say scientists

the knee gives it away. It is enlarged, deformed and covered in hard lumps. The Renaissance genius who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel almost certainly had gout.

Secretarial: I Work For... `Sorry, my boss is in Antarctica'

Gina Rawle Is Pa To Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer And Writer

the essay: What a way to go

When Peter Stanford's mother died, his encounters with soft-selling undertakers and kitsch `chapels of rest' made him realise just how sanitised our approach to death has become

Art: It's the chapel of his eye

Sol LeWitt, Sixties minimalist, has an odd new painting job in Italy. Matthew Sweet met him

Motion's modest proposal: media keep off newlyweds

ANDREW MOTION opens his innings as Poet Laureate today with a coded plea for the media to spare the latest royal couple the intrusion that has so damaged every other marriage in the House of Windsor over the past two decades.

THE CRITICS: JAZZ: The man with the horn of plenty

Dave Douglas Cheltenham Jazz Festival Jan Gabarek/Hilliard Ensemble King's College Chapel, Cambridge

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Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

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