News According to reports, federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013

Camilla Luddington to play Lara Croft in next year’s Tomb Raider reboot

English-born actress chosen to be the voice and performance actress of Lara Croft.

Women lead way on office hygiene

Men's offices are dirtier than women's with significantly higher numbers of bacteria, a study has found.

Triathlon: Brownlee wins again in Madrid

Britain's Jonny Brownlee won his second straight World Triathlon Series race in Madrid yesterday.

America's Cup fleet sailed into the Grand Canal, in front of Venice's St Mark's Square

A very modern fleet conquers Venice

The America's Cup fleet sailed into the Grand Canal, in front of Venice's St Mark's Square, yesterday as the event nears its end.

Daniel Chong says he thought of killing himself in the cell

Arrested US student was forgotten – and left in jail for four days

Mr Chong's lawyers have told the DEA they intend to file a lawsuit for $20min damages

Three dead in yacht race accident

Three crew members of a yacht were found dead and a fourth person was missing after they ran into trouble during a race off the coasts of California and Mexico.

Anti-ageing properties in avocado oil

Avocado oil may have anti-ageing properties like those attributed to olive oil, say researchers.

Great Getaways: West Coast America

Thomas Cook Tours has a 15-day escorted visit to "California and the Glorious West" for £1,845 per person this summer.

Anchorman 2 is confirmed

Will Ferrell makes a surprise appearance on the Conan show as Ron Burgundy to announce Anchorman sequel is on the way

Comets linked to beginnings of life

Shock waves from comets bombarding the Earth may have helped to build proteins and set the stage for life, scientists have learned.

Self-healing plastic mimics skin

A skin-like plastic that "bleeds" when cut or scratched and then heals has been developed by scientists.

Chocolate 'can help keep you slim'

Far from piling on the pounds, a chocolate habit can help keep you slim, new research suggests.

New store openings lift Ted Baker's profits

Ted Baker defied the gloom in fashion markets with a 12% rise in profits today, adding that its "exciting" overseas expansion plans should further boost prospects.

Kony video star found naked by police

The viral success of the “Kony 2012” video, which calls for the arrest of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has resulted in a man being detained by police. Sadly, it wasn't quite the man that film-makers had in mind.

A brutal business: Joseph Kony

Invisible Children answers critics after video hit 

The chief executive of a group that produced a wildly popular video about African warlord Joseph Kony answered critics yesterday, defending its tactics and spending practices.

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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

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Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

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It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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