News Leonardo DiCaprio’s deepest, darkest and wholly rational fear of sharks was tested to the extreme after he came face-to-face with a great white during a terrifying diving ordeal.

Police detained Farrar (pictured below), 42, at Collin County jail with charges of misdemeanour counts of possession, theft, and harassment by phone

Top judge to beef up Fraud Office after string of bungles

QC with a terrifying reputation as a judge hired by new head of the SFO

Cycling: Lance Armstrong refiles lawsuit against anti-doping agency

Lance Armstrong has refiled his lawsuit against the United States Anti-Doping Agency as he continued to contest charges he used drugs to help him win his record seven Tour de France titles.

FBI inquiry into Chicago broker

The FBI is investigating Peregrine Financial, a Chicago-based futures broker, after a $220m (£141m) shortfall in customer funds was discovered shortly after an apparent suicide attempt by its chairman, Russell Wasendorf.

Court to rule on Bali bomb suspect

An Indonesian court is expected to issue a verdict today in the case of a terror suspect accused of helping to build the car bomb used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks.

Jamaican drug lord jailed for 23 years

A US federal judge yesterday sentenced Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke to 23 years in prison, ending a long struggle by US authorities to lock up a powerful figure who had evaded capture with the aid of Jamaican authorities.

'Bored' London diamond thief Arthur Rachel jailed

A reputed Chicago mobster who gained notoriety 32 years ago for stealing the 45-carat Marlborough Diamond from a London jewellery store was jailed for plotting more robberies, telling the judge he was bored.

Facebook stock climbs after rocky start but still 16 per cent below initial public offering price

Facebook's stock is climbing higher, a reprieve for shareholders after the stock's rocky inaugural trading day on Friday was followed by a two-day decline.

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik

Shoe thrown at Breivik during trial

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik was interrupted yesterday when the brother of one of his 77 victims hurled a shoe at the confessed mass killer and yelled, "Go to hell".

Anders Breivik trial interrupted by spectator throwing shoe

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik was interrupted briefly today by a spectator who hurled a shoe at the confessed mass killer and yelled "go to hell" before being escorted from the court room, witnesses said.

Man dressed as mother in scam

A New Yorker who dressed as his dead mother as part of a property scam – using lipstick, manicured nails and even an oxygen tank at a meeting – has been convicted of fraud and faces up to 83 years in jail.

'Breivik told us he was a policeman,' say witnesses

Witnesses described yesterday how Anders Behring Breivik tricked them into believing he was a policeman on the ferry to Utoya island, where he then killed 69 people.

Ex-CIA man on assault charge

A former CIA contractor who caused an international incident when he shot dead two men in Pakistan last year has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a man in a dispute over a parking spot outside a bagel shop in Colorado.

Protesters smoke marijuana during a demonstration against new government legislation calling for the creation of a 'weed pass' and the stopping of the substance's sale to foreigners, in Amsterdam last week.

Cannabis tourism up in smoke? Judge backs foreigner café ban

Discussions ongoing regarding the introduction of a so-called 'weed pass'

Amish in court over haircut attacks

Sixteen men and women pleaded not guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in the US state of Ohio.

The 33-year-old anti-Muslim militant flashed a closed-fist salute, before shaking hands with prosecutors and court officials, and told the judge he did not recognise the court.

Anders Breivik admits massacre but pleads not guilty claiming it was self defence

A right wing extremist who admitted killing 77 people in a gun and bomb rampage in Norway last year has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, claiming he was acting in self defence.

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?