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On Sky Atlantic last night, we finally had a chance to see Looking, the new HBO series, which has inspired a deluge of internet comment, despite disappointingly low viewing figures on its US debut earlier this month.

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators work at the scene of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash site at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California

Third victim of the Asiana air crash at San Francisco airport has been identified

Identity of third child revealed as authorities confirm that one of the earlier victims was hit by a fire engine

Kurt Vile is touring this autumn

The Playlist: Jay -Z / Pond / Chvrches

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

Jury , foreground left to right : Bryan Willis, David Tillett (chairman), John Doerr, Josje Hofland. Missing : Graham McKenzie
Left, and going clockwise: Tom Ehman (Golden Gate Yacht Club), Paul Cayard (Artemis Racing), Melinda Erkelens (AR), Dave Perry (AR), Grant Simmer (Oracle Racing Team USA), Richard Slater (ORTUSA).
Facing the jury: Stephen Barclay (America’s Cup Event Authority), Sam Hollis(ACEA), Hamish Ross (America’s Cup Race Management) , Iain Murray (ACRM), Nick Nicholson (chief measurer)
Right of the jury top to bottom: Marco Mercuriali (Luna Rossa), Luis Saenz (LR), Aaron J. Foxworthy (LR), Ausra Deluard (Emirates Team New Zealand), Russell Green (ETNZ)

International jury upholds two-team protest over America's Cup rules change

Back from the brink. An international jury has upheld a protest by both Emirates Team New Zealand the Prada-backed Italians that changes to rules demanded by America's Cup race director Iain Murray which could have side-swiped competition for the 162-year old trophy that is the America's Cup.

Passengers walk away from Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft after a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco

Pilots waited 90 seconds to evacuate after San Francisco crash

Confusion on the ground led to the 'unusual' decision to keep passengers on board

Ye Mengyuan, left, and Wang Linjia, right

San Francisco plane crash: Dead Chinese teenagers Wang Linjia and Ye Minguan were at start of US college tour

Coroner orders probe to determine whether rescuers ran over one of the teenagers who died

Alaskan plane crash: 10 killed at Soldotna Airport

Light aircraft bursts into flames leaving pilot and all nine passengers on board dead

Skippers pose with the America's Cup trophy. From left to right are Luna Rossa Challenge's Max Sirena, Team Oracle USA's Jimmy Spithill, Emirates Team New Zealand's Dean Barker and Artemis Racing's Iain Percy.

Italians carry out threat refusing to race on opening day of America’s Cup

Italian America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa has carried out its threat to pull out of Sunday’s opening race of the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco.

The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing

Pilots of Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 from Seoul that crashed at San Francisco airport tried to abort just before landing plane

Official says the plane was travelling “significantly below” its target landing speed when it crashed, killing two Chinese teenagers

Doug Engelbart, the man who gave us a billion computer mice, dies aged 88

American inventor also behind hypertext, video conferencing, and shared desktops

Review: Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, By Sara Gran

Hard-boiled detection with modern angst

Youth Code specialise in dark and noisy post-punk with an industrial twist

The Playlist: Delorean / R Stevie Moore / M.I.A

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

Square Market, an online marketplace aimed at getting businesses of all stripes selling online.

Twitter creator launches online marketplace to challenge eBay & Etsy

Square Market will be targeted at small and local businesses in the US

Spindrift trimaran capsized at the start of the Dublin Bay race

Crew-member airlifted to hospital and another injured after trimaran capsizes during Route des Princes European Tour

Lucky escape for eight-man crew plus two guests as boat capsizes at the start of Dublin Bay race

Doubts over America's Cup after death of Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson

Doubts over whether the America's Cup will be able to go ahead at the beginning of next month have resurfaced in San Francisco with the event authority appearing to ask an international jury to impose additional regulations following the death of British Olympic gold medallist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there