Sport Gus Poyet has made his first move of the January transfer window with a bid of £2.5m for Liam Bridcutt

The midfielder joins from Brighton

New Zealand's Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias

Ten years on and 12,000 miles away from murder case that captivated New Zealand, a London hearing decides on freedom of man convicted of bludgeoning wife and child to death

More than a decade after Mark Lundy was convicted of bludgeoning his wife and child to death, one of New Zealand's most controversial murders came before the Privy Council in London yesterday.

Italy's midfielder Andrea Pirlo (21) takes a free kick to score against Mexico during their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A football matc
George North of the Lions pushes away from the defence during the match between the Queensland Reds and the British & Irish Lions

The Lions: Manu Tuilagi and George North knocks give Warren Gatland a headache

Centre and wing are doubts for Test opener so Zebo to make debut against Waratahs

Protesters target Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during Parliament visit

Three protesters arrested following security breach

Marland Yarde

Marland Yarde set to make Test debut for England against Argentina

The tourists are looking to take a 2-0 lead in the series

Papiss Cissé hopes to begin talks over new a deal with Newcastle

Papiss Cisse will refuse to wear Wonga sponsored Newcastle shirt - but seeks a pay rise to stay at St James' Park

Muslim striker seeks a pay rise at St James' while refusing to wear new sponsors' logo

Sam Warburton proved himself a master of timing when he waited for the Six Nations decider with England in March to play his most convincing rugby of the season

The British and Irish Lions 2013: Captain Sam Warburton ready to get his timing right again

On his Lions debut he needs a big game as he did against England to confirm captain status

The General: the Ordinary Man Who Challenged Guantanamo,, By Ahmed Errachidi

Some prisoners in Guantanamo had al-Qa'ida links but others were guilty only of being Muslims. One of the latter is Ahmed Errachidi, a Moroccan-born London chef whose prison nickname provides the title for his appalling, yet enthralling account. Like Buster Keaton's film with the same title, it has its share of surreal humour: man famed in Soho for his baked monkfish finds himself reluctant leader of terrorist suspects in shackles.

Brian O'Driscoll and team-mates whet their appetite for battle at City Beach, Perth

British and Irish Lions 2013: Manu Tuilagi thrown in at the deep end on his debut

Leicester star to play in less familiar No 12 role as support grows for Jonny Wilkinson call-up

Willie Smith Ward got 50 years in prison for stealing a rack of ribs

Man in Waco, Texas, gets 50 years in prison for stealing a $35 rack of ribs

Willie Smith Ward had five previous felonies and four convictions for misdemeanours

Neymar takes part in a training session with Brazil

Danny Welbeck talks of the 'magic that sets Brazil apart '

England will play the five time World Cup winners on Sunday

Finishing above Tottenham is worthy of celebration, but partying over top-four finish is not, says former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry

The club's all-time top goalscorer says qualifying for Champions League is only normal for the Gunners

Donations surge crashes Help For Heroes website

The charity Help For Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of its tops.

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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible