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16 killed in stampede for government jobs

Graham Cary of St Mirren

St Mirren will oppose league changes in Scottish football

The 12 Scottish Premier League clubs are set to vote on the plans

Huddersfield prepared for Castleford backlash

Despite a barren Easter that has left them bottom of Super League, Castleford still present a danger today, the Huddersfield coach, Paul Anderson, has been telling his troops.

A launch for the book by Malala Yousafzai has been cancelled

Malala Yousafzai book launch cancelled in Pakistan

Imran Khan 'at a loss' over cancellation

Denise Welch and Keith Allen in The Smack Family Robinson

Theatre review: The Smack Family Robinson, Rose Theatre, Kingston

Keith Allen and Denise Welch head a clan akin to criminal (and drug-dealing) von Trapp family

Travel Agenda

From mapping Manhattan and California cool to leather luggage

Police officers on riot duty in Tottenham in the violent aftermath of the shooting of Mark Duggan

Mark Duggan inquest: commission investigating police shooting that sparked summer riots 'not fit for purpose'

Death in 2011 in Tottenham led to widespread rioting across London and England

Hamish McRae: German bailout patience wears thin

Ecnomic View

Barack Obama lays a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

Barack Obama listens in as Benjamin Netanyahu says sorry to Turkey for Israeli role in Gaza flotilla raid

State apologises for the ‘tragic results’ of commando raid on blockade-breaking ship that left nine dead

President Barack Obama waves before boarding Air Force One prior to his departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv

A fresh start? Hopes linger as Barack Obama heads home from visit aimed at boosting Israeli-Palestinian relations

Barack Obama boarded Air Force One today bringing to an end his three-day visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories that many hope will mark a fresh start in Israeli and Palestinian relations.

Bolshoi ballet general director Anatoly Iksanov

Russian auditors launch probe into the Bolshoi theatre

Russia's state audit agency is looking into the Bolshoi, a probe that comes amid allegations of mismanagement and corruption at the famed theatre, officials said today.

A view from outside Rangers' stadium, Ibrox

Charles Green says Rangers should be promoted to middle tier

League reforms are taking place in Scotland

US administrator Paul Bremer in Hillah, Iraq, in 2004

Paul Bremer on Iraq, ten years on: 'We made major strategic mistakes. But I still think Iraqis are far better off'

Ten years on,  Paul Bremer recalls Iraq’s  descent into chaos and the fight to restore order

Adrian Purtell: The centre played in his first match since suffering a heart attack

Bateman returns to make it a dark night for Robins

Bradford Bulls 34 Hull Kingston Rovers 12

Scripted by Harold Pinter from a novella by Robin Maugham, The Servant played like a twisted, homoerotic 1960s version of one of PG Wodehouse's Jeeves stories

The Servant that led cinema into a new era

It's 50 years since Joseph Losey's movie liberated British filmmaking. Ahead of a special screening, Geoffrey Macnab considers its legacy

Scientologists plan £6m 'country estate' headquarters in Birmingham

The Church of Scientology, which includes celebrities Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its followers, has submitted plans for a £6m “country-estate” headquarters in Birmingham.

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HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower