Smacking children: should it be made illegal?

Talking Point Thu 5 Mar, AT 09:49

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

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

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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

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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

City of the Monkey God: have scientists found the lost city?

One-Minute Read Wed 4 Mar, AT 13:46

Archaeologists hunting for an ancient city deep in the Honduran rainforest have made a remarkable discovery

Broadchurch season three: is it such a good idea?

Summary Wed 4 Mar, AT 13:40

Critics speculate on the plot for Broadchurch series three, despite tepid reviews for second season's final episode

Manager of Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini

No pressure, says Pellegrini – but he can't lose to Leicester

Preview Wed 4 Mar, AT 13:29

The Man City manager may be less secure in his job if his team lose to bottom-of-the-table Leicester

Why a Finnish millionaire was fined 54,000 euros for speeding

One-Minute Read Wed 4 Mar, AT 12:04

'Finland is impossible to live in for rich people,' says multimillionaire now considering moving abroad

Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle joins LSO: is it good news for classical music?

Talking Point Wed 4 Mar, AT 11:47

London is gripped by Rattlemania, but not everyone thinks the superstar conductor was the right choice

Indonesian soldiers stand guard near an Indonesian armored vehicle carrying the convicted Australian smugglers

Bali Nine: why is Indonesia about to execute two Australians?

Briefing Wed 4 Mar, AT 11:13

Convicted drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran could be executed by firing squad this weekend