Album: Tony Joe White, The Shine (Swamp/Munich)

"It's all a bout the song, keeping it simple/Gotta have passion, gotta have soul," sings Tony Joe White here on "Tell Me Why", the stripped-down country-funk arrangement bearing out his intentions.

The Stray Sod Country, By Patrick McCabe

Even the blender is crazed in an Irish border town

Ovaries 'can work again after early menopause'



Women who go through early menopause and cannot have children were offered new hope today after scientists found a way of getting ovaries working again.

Mini, By Simon Garfield

This is an obligatory buy for petrolheads of the Mini persuasion, but the reliable and versatile Garfield (he has also written books about wrestling, Radio One and mauve) provides plenty for the rest of us in this genial scrapbook.

Mastermind of the Munich Olympic massacre dies at 73

Mohammed Oudeh, the main strategist of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed, has died in Damascus aged 73.

Planner of Munich Olympics attack dies

Mohammed Oudeh, the key planner of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes, has died in Damascus. He was 73.

Horsey surges to maiden win in Munich

At least one Englishman was celebrating in Germany yesterday. David Horsey won his maiden European Tour title at the BMW International Open in Munich after fighting back from an early deficit.

Hitler's cushy prison life in the 1920s revealed

Adolf Hitler enjoyed special treatment while jailed in 1924 and was allowed hundreds of visitors – sometimes unsupervised – including some 30 to 40 celebrants of his 35th birthday. The details have emerged from documents written by officials at the prison near Munich where he was held.

Album: Thomas Larcher, Madheres/Fellner (ECM New Series)

Born in 1963, Austrian composer Thomas Larcher has an ear for alluring textures and unexpected contrasts.

New Tate Modern director named

Tate Modern has appointed Chris Dercon, who is in charge of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, as its new director.

Oktoberfest leaves financial hangover

The price of beer at Munich's Oktoberfest will rise by nearly 2.5 per cent this year – but the annual increase is less frothy than in 2009.

Wayne Collett: Athlete who staged a Black Power protest at the 1972 Olympic Games

After receiving his silver medal for second place in the 400 metres at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Wayne Collett stood on the podium alongside the gold medallist Vince Matthews.

WIN! A weekend for two in Munich

We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a weekend break for two in Munich, Germany.

Vatican denounces attempts to draw Pope into scandal

Those who 'aggressively' tried to connect the Pontiff with sex abuse cases have failed, spokesman insists
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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
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