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The makers of multi-million dollar mobile game Candy Crush Saga has responded to criticism over its approach to intellectual property after it recently trademarked the word ‘candy’ and pursued other publishers for infringement.

Chalk Talk: If anyone knows a gender-neutral pronoun, can he or she speak up?

It all started when scientist Robert T. Bywater became frustrated, when drawing up contracts, that he was obliged to write in "he or she" when referring to individuals. That was because, in English, we have no gender-neutral pronoun to describe them.

Artist, writer and Holocaust survivor Ceija Stojka dies aged 79

Ceija Stojka, who survived three Nazi death camps and went on to raise the awareness of the Nazi persecution of the Roma in her art and writings, has died. She was 79.

The Cave – Review

Ron Gilbert takes us on an adventure of puzzlement, sarcasm and spelunking in Double Fine's latest release.

Anarchy Reigns – Review

Platinum Games' latest brawler is less than the sum of its parts.

Between the Covers: 20/01/2013

Your weekly guide to what's really going on inside the world of books

Tokyo Crash Mobs – Review

Tokyo Crash Mobs takes us to a place where logic is made to feel unwelcome... in the best Nintendo kind of way of course.
Eugenia Tymoshenko has been fighting for her mother’s release

Daughter of jailed Ukrainian leader Tymoshenko target of 'hacking attack'

Over 4,000 emails of Eugenia Tymoshenko posted online as part of smear campaign

Bill Shankly (Liverpool 1959-74)
Shankley took over Liverpool at a time when they were languishing in the Second Division. By 1962 he had won the league and gained promotion into the top flight. Just two years later the side clinched their sixth league title, before winning the FA Cup for the first time in their history in 1965 with a 2-1 defeat of Leeds. Shankly added to his league titles in 1966 before repeating the success in 1973 as well as winning the club their first European trophy with the UEFA Cup in the same season, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2 on aggregate. In the following year they finished second in the league but won the FA Cup, beating Newcastle 3-0 in what proved to be Shankly's last game in charge as he soon retired.

Damned United author David Peace to pen Bill Shankly novel

Red or Dead will focus on how Shankly transformed Liverpool into a British footballing institution

Aaron Swartz, founder of Reddit

Aaron Swartz - a tragic death, a remarkable man

The death of an internet visionary and one of the most influential digital figures of his generation

Mo Yan: Nobel laureate whose work is lost amid political argument

New Robert Burns writings found

A Robert Burns expert has uncovered seven “lost” manuscripts and letters belonging to the Scottish poet which throw significant new light on his life and work.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg meet Brixton schoolchildren last month

Government facing accusations of spin and whitewash after publishing 'audit' of its time in power

Report lists dozens of targets that have not been achieved or have been dropped

Pearson to close adult education arm with £120m loss

Pearson took a £120m hit yesterday as its new chief executive, John Fallon, announced plans to close its UK adult education arm less than three years after buying the core business, Melorio, for £99m.

The ebook market increasingly runs on a wholesale model

Ebooks for 20p may be a novel idea, but it spells bad news for literature

But reading between the lines, Samuel Muston discovers that it could be bad news for all of us

Staying power: This year will see Deborah Moggach go from a hotel in India to a Welsh B&B

IoS books preview of 2013: Moggach finds us a new place to dwell

The 'Exotic Marigold' author follows up on her runaway film-adaptation success of 2012 with the equally funny and wise 'Heartbreak Hotel'

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
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Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

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Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink