This arresting image from the London 2012 Olympics, entitled The Golden Touch – fencing at the Olympics, shows the Men's Sabre Team Placement 5-6 match between Nicolas Limbach of Germany and Jingzhi Wang of China. The shot, taken by Russian photographer Sergei Ilnitsky, has secured him second prize in the sports category for Sports Action Stories in the 56th World Press Photo Contest.
Swedish photographer Paul Hansen has won the 2012 World Press Photo award with a picture of two Palestinian children killed in an Israeli missile strike being carried to their funeral.
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No arrests made in connection with incident
A live Christmas episode of reality television show The Only Way Is Essex will not feature much in the way of festive cheer(s) after bosses banned stars from drinking alcohol.
Actor David Walliams and his model wife Lara Stone have failed to bring a harassment claim against a freelance photographer.
Pop star Britney Spears' former manager has claimed the singer was "addicted to amphetamines", a civil court has heard.
Wang Gengxiang was five when he fell into a pile of burning straw in a courtyard at his home village of Mijiazhuang on the outskirts of Fenyang, Shanxi province, in north China. Most of the skin on his head was burnt off, meaning he has to wear a full surgical mask to prevent infection of the scarring.
You've run the gauntlet of the press and are safe inside your Merc, right? Wrong. For today's celebrities, Luke Blackall offers his advice
The senior detective shouted at by Harry Redknapp for "staring" had faced accusations police were leaking the case to the News of the World, it can be revealed today.
She weighed less than a couple of mobile phones at birth, but now Melinda's made medical history
The Mancunian Sefton Samuels has been documenting life in the north of England for more than four decades – ever since quitting life as a jazz drummer, in fact.
Born from Hungary’s tumultuous start to the twentieth century, The Royal Academy of Arts is exhibiting the work of a generation of artists who have profoundly influenced the course of modern photography.
What is a "point of interest"? That is the question the renowned British photographer Peter Marlow poses in his latest exhibition, which takes a decidedly oblique viewof the world and places centre stage that which would more often be overlooked.
The 1,500-mile-long Grand Trunk Road, which runs from Kabul to Calcutta and links the eastern and western regions of South Asia, is one of the area's oldest, longest and certainly most significant highways.