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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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas