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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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth