Sport New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

A look ahead to this weekend’s Divisional Playoff match at Gillette Stadium in New England

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) dives for a touchdown

American Football: Colts come back from dead to beat Kansas City

Indianapolis pulled off the second biggest comeback in NFL play-off history to stun Kansas City, while New Orleans beat Philadelphia on the last play of the game as the first wild-card games provided a thrilling start to the post-season.

A man has been arrested for selling brains on eBay

Indianapolis man arrested in police sting - for stealing human brains and auctioning them on eBay

There are many inventive ways of earning a quick buck – but selling brains on eBay is perhaps a little too innovative.

Young people are sexting – but that doesn't mean they necessarily want to be, says research

More than half of young adults have engaged in 'unwanted but consensual sexting with a committed partner'

The Bonus Track: Independents' Day, Neneh Cherry and Britney...

A sideways look at the world of music

Trevor McDonald in ITV's Women Behind Bars

TV review: Trevor McDonald is too reserved to ask the cheeky questions in Women Behind Bars

Women Behind Bars with Trevor McDonald, ITV

Super Giant Animals, BBC1

Man survives being hit 'straight on' by Amtrak train travelling at 110mph

Darryl See was hit by a Chicago-bound train as he walked along the tracks east of Michigan City

The Mill, Channel 4

TV review: The Mill is at the gritty end of the spectrum... but it's not as bleak as The Village

The Mill, Sun, Channel 4 // The Mystery of Rome's X Tombs, Sun, BBC2

Bowled over... Indiana (not India) to build $6m cricket ground

If you were to hear that a brand new cricket ground was being constructed in India, you’d think nothing of it – but Indiana?

DVD & Blu-ray review: Parks and Recreation: Season 2 (12)

Various directors DVD/Blu-ray (528mins)

Review: Donnybrook, By Frank Bill

A literary shotgun blast to the face

Convicted murderer US police released by mistake is found watching television

Police have recaptured a convicted murderer they freed by mistake at a northern Illinois home where he was found watching TV.

Sex offenders can use Facebook, declares US Court

A US federal court has struck down a ban on sex offenders using social networking sites like Facebook, calling the law unconstitutional.

Ready-to-eat wrapping

Edible packaging: Here’s a wrap to go with your burger

Ever been so hungry you can’t unwrap your food quickly enough? You’ll be pleased to know the days of frantically ripping through cellophane may soon be a thing of past. Edible packaging is back on the agenda.

Victory for Barack Obama

Obama picks up split Flordia

The last state in the 2012 presidential race has been called, with Florida going narrowly to President Obama.

Anthony Browne: Interior designer

Anthony Browne was a rock'n'roll manager turned interior designer whose clientele included media magnate Oprah Winfrey, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and such Washington socialites as Pamela Harriman. Browne's designing career was boosted when Oprah praised his work: "Anthony is a master at putting colours together," she told Architectural Digest in 2003. "When he's finished, the whole room rises up to meet you."

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin