Arts and Entertainment Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull are collaborating the the World Cup 2014 song,

"We Are One (Ole Ola)" will debut at the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo in June

Yodel-Ay-Ee-Ooo: Arthur Smith and the Global Yodel, Radio 2<br/>Great Lives, Radio 4

There's more to yodelling than a lonely goatherd

Haiti hip-hop star Wyclef Jean turns presidential contender

Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean registered as a presidential contender yesterday, in a move into politics that generated an outburst of popular enthusiasm in his poor, earthquake-ravaged homeland.

Priest held over cocaine stash

The Aymara priest who blessed the Bolivian President Evo Morales at his inauguration ceremony has been arrested in possession of 240kg of cocaine.

Republican governor knows she can still count on voters despite legal setback

It wasn't all bad news for Jan Brewer, the hard-knuckle governor of Arizona who has taken ownership of the state's attempt to crack down on illegal immigration, and therefore managed to turn herself into one of the best-known players in a snowballing political debate that has polarised America.

Over the Edge, Barbican Theatre, London

Boy Blue Entertainment's new show, Over the Edge, goes from Tube train commuters to alien abduction, in a series of sketches linked by a hip-hop beat. It is the follow-up to Pied Piper, which won awards for its street- dance retelling of the story of the rats of Hamelin.

Eight held over $100m cocaine haul

US officials working with Colombian authorities said yesterday that they had arrested eight alleged drug traffickers and seized more than $100m-worth of cocaine.

Colombia: Two hundred years of freedom?

The bicentennial anniversary of Colombia’s independence marks the uprising of 1810 against Spanish officials in Bogotá.

Music &amp; Me: James Yuill

The first record I bought was...

Earth, Wind & Fire - Greatest Hits Volume 1 on cassette. It was originally for my sister but i stole it back

Album: The Climbers, The Good Ship (Willkommen Records)

Although the Climbers predate the Leisure Society (with whom they share musicians Christian Hardy and Nick Hemming), if you're going to take six years to make a record – as songwriter Tim West has – you're going to pay the price.

Political Mother, Sadler's Wells, London

This first full-length work by Hofesh Shechter is driven by the beat. Dancers lope and stamp through folk-inflected steps, picked out by spotlights or vanishing into blackness. Shechter adds winding Eastern lines, thunderous drums and electric guitar, but it's the drumbeat that powers this dance.

Army kills rebel leader's bodyguards

Colombian forces have killed 12 leftist rebels in an attack on a unit assigned to protect the top guerrilla leader, punctuating a bloody weekend that left another 14 people dead around the country.

Slow Dancing, Trafalgar Square, London

Some steps in the right direction

Album: M.I.A. /\/\ /\ Y /\ (Neet / XL)

The return of M.I.A.: pop's rebel without a clue

Colombian politician to sue over kidnapping

Ingrid Betancourt, the Colombian politician who was held hostage by rebels for more than six years before being rescued by the army, has sued the state over her kidnapping.

Album: M.I.A., Maya (XL)

With Maya, M.I.A. brings to her music the same provocative facility she demonstrated recently with the "truffle kerfuffle" dispute with New York Times's Lynn Hirschberg, and the YouTube-banned video for "Born Free", featuring graphic ethnic cleansing of gingers.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness