Five live: Could the inter-terminal sprint become an Olympic event at Heathrow?

UK's support for Games has dropped, says poll

Support for the Olympic Games among the UK population has fallen significantly since London first won the bid in 2005, according to new figures published by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

Michael Jackson's pet tiger,
Thriller, has died of cancer

Michael Jackson's tiger Thriller dies (but Bubbles is going strong)

One of the stars of Michael Jackson's former Neverland Ranch home – his pet Bengal tiger, Thriller – has died from lung cancer.

Tyres burn during protests in Khartoum last week. Bigger demonstrations are expected this weekend

Has the Arab Spring now spread to Sudan?

Protesters take to the streets of Khartoum to demand democracy and lower prices

Johanna Konta fails to cause an upset on Wimbledon debut

Johanna Konta could not cause an upset on her Wimbledon debut as she lost to 30th seed Christina McHale in a marathon encounter on Court 17.

Activist elected onto airline board

The opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been elected to the board of the state-controlled airline Aeroflot, putting the anti-corruption blogger in a position of influence at one of Russia's most high-profile companies.

Girl talk: (from left) Johanna Konta, Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha bake with Fed Cup coach Judy Murray

Meet the Hungaro-Aussie Brit...

Johanna Konta has three passports, a world ranking of 217 – and a wild card into Wimbledon

Row over Aung San Suu Kyi threatens to split Burmese pro-democracy movement in Britain

Aung San Suu Kyi’s will wrap up her tour of Britain tomorrow with a celebratory gathering of Britain’s Burmese community featuring traditional music and dancing.

Anti-fracking protesters blockade drilling rig

Protesters have locked themselves to the gates of a drilling rig site in a demonstration against fracking.

A Femen activist protests near the Euro 2012 trophy last month

Three members of topless protest group 'abducted'

Femen, the controversial women's protest group which specialises in staging topless demonstrations, said three of its members were abducted last night shortly before yesterday's football match between Ukraine and France.

China suspends officials in forced abortion case 

China suspended three officials and apologized to a woman who was forced to undergo an abortion seven months into her pregnancy in a case that sparked an uproar after graphic photos of the mother and her dead baby were circulated online. 

Undercover officer Bob Lambert 'bombed shop'

Ministers have been urged to investigate claims that an undercover police officer who had infiltrated a group of animal rights extremists planted a fire bomb in a department store.

Off with their heads! Royalists clash with riverbank protesters

Anti-monarchists blocked from reaching the Thames trade insults with revellers

Ugandan refugees enjoy a jubilee street party in Brixton, south London

Jubilation for the new Britons who made monarch their own

When Paul Sathianesan got off the plane at Gatwick Airport to begin a new life in a new country, all he had with him were two shirts, two pairs of trousers, a sarong and a container of soil from his homeland, Sri Lanka.

No compromise: Harry Belafonte in 1969, in Paris

My Song: a Memoir, By Harry Belafonte with Michael Shnayerson

Moving from poverty to super-stardom, the performer used his fame to support Martin Luther King and his cause.

Laurie Penny: Shame has become our stick for beating the poor

Single mother Shanene Thorpe was squeezed by the BBC into a caricature: shameless scrounger

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It's oh so quiet!

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If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

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Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
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Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine