Voices

He's rich and well-connected. But Michael Skakel's case deserves close examination

Cricket: Atherton looks to a final summer as England improve

NZC Selection XI 138 England 106-3

Staged fights, betting guards, gunfire and death for the gladiators

US jail brutality: 'Cockfights' and shootings investigated by FBI

Brawling city of the big shoulders

Michael Leapman visits his second 'convention' city Chicago to find a heady mix of blues bars and a gangster-ridden past past; THE DEMOCRATS' CHOICE: CHICAGO

Che 'made cocktail-party peace bid' to JFK

Miami (AP) - The Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara passed on an offer of peace with Washington over cocktail martinis, according to newly released documents.

Adams untroubled by limited attack

West Indies 447-5 v NZ

Fluent Astle delays inevitable defeat

Cricket: New Zealand 195 and 305 West Indies 472 and 29-0 (West Indies win by 10 wickets)

The man, the movie, the muddle

FILM

Many ways to mourn for Dunblane

This weekend offers us a chance to express our grief, says Richard Holloway

ARTS: FILM 1: Travels with my angst

Though 'Nixon' is up for four Oscars, its director has been accused of everything from inaccuracy to dying his hair. Sheila Johnston meets an unbowed Oliver Stone

England prepare for the unknown

Cricket

A rock and a hard place beckons

ALCATRAZ DAYS

Frogmarched into manhood

Fifty years after the end of the Second World War, our society has yet to learn that armed conflict deforms, not defines, masculinity

VIETNAM: TWO MEN, TWO WARS

For Vo Thanh Kiet the war brought triumph, for Ian Stirton, a sense of futility. Tim McGirk in Ho Chi Minh City and Rupert Cornwell in Washington hear their stories, 20 years on ...

Tricky Dicky to get a Stoning

Oliver Stone, enfant terrible of the cinema, is at it again. Howls of establishment indignation over Natural Born Killers have scarcely died than signs are emerging that his next project, about Richard Nixon, will cause another controversy.

Caroline enrages hardliners

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore