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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