Ethiopian desert

Fossil discovery in Ethiopia could rewrite history of human evolution

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:55

Scientists believe jawbone dating back 2.8m years belongs to one of the world's very first humans

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners size up Kevin-Prince Boateng

Transfer Talk Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:53

Boateng has apparently fallen out with his boss, but Arsenal will have to beat Juventus to their man

Smacking children: should it be made illegal?

Talking Point Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:52

Controversial debate reignited over whether smacking constitutes reasonable punishment or child abuse

Kyle Coetzer of Scotland cricket team

Cricket World Cup: Scotland out after fourth heavy loss

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Mar, AT 10:40

Scotland can no longer qualify for the knockout phase after they were beaten comfortably by Bangladesh

General Election 2015

General Election 2015: Uncle Tony gives £1,000 to 106 Lab candidates (yes, each)

Election Watch Thu 5 Mar, AT 09:57

Countdown to 7 May: daily comment from the Mole, the latest polls and the best media election coverage

Manchester United player Jonny Evans amd Papiss Cisse of Newcastle United

Spitting row: Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse 'to face FA charge'

First Reaction Thu 5 Mar, AT 09:49

A tussle during Man Utd's victory over Newcastle appeared to turn into a spitting match between the two players

Ezequiel Lavezzi of Paris Saint-Germain

Man Utd may trade in Angel Di Maria for Ezequiel Lavezzi

Transfer Talk Thu 5 Mar, AT 09:49

Paris St Germain are keen to sign di Maria, and Man Utd may let him go if they can get their hands on striker Lavezzi

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert after the attack

US ambassador to South Korea attacked with knife

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Mar, AT 09:32

Suspect said he attacked the ambassador to protest against the annual military exercises by South Korea and the US

The Mole

Now what? ‘Gutless’ Cameron refuses to debate Miliband

Thu 5 Mar, AT 09:26 The Mole

Lib Dems say if Cameron won’t defend coalition’s record on TV, then Nick Clegg will step in

the budget 2014 george osborne

Osborne ‘plans tax giveaway for lower-paid workers’

News Thu 5 Mar, AT 08:15

Labour figures fear Osborne will hit pensioners – but to help the poor rather than wealthy graduates

The Business: Fraud Office probes BOE auctions

Business Digest Thu 5 Mar, AT 07:46

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday

Gold bars

Gold price languishes after Indian surprise

Briefing Wed 4 Mar, AT 15:47

Investors had hoped that India would lower import duties and thereby boost demand and the gold price

Do abortion clinic buffer zones violate freedom of speech?

Talking Point Wed 4 Mar, AT 15:23

Nearly 120,000 people want buffer zones to protect women from 'harassment' outside abortion clinics

iPhone 6S 'will come with Force Touch'

One-Minute Read Wed 4 Mar, AT 15:03

But rumours of a dual-lens camera will come to nothing, according to the latest iPhone 6S reports