Barack Obama announced executive actions in the US

Executive orders: how a US president can rule by decree

Briefing Fri 21 Nov, AT 10:57

Republicans say Obama's immigration rules are illegal and should be overturned, but executive orders have a long history

Crocodile

Mafia 'use crocodiles and anacondas to frighten victims'

One-Minute Read Fri 21 Nov, AT 10:18

Italian police warn exotic animals are becoming the Mafia's weapon of choice as their trade intensifies

Radamel Falco

Falcao out again for Man Utd, but Di Maria fit for Arsenal

Preview Fri 21 Nov, AT 09:11

Colombian striker frustrated by injury setback, but criticises media over reporting of his knee

Laughing owl

What a hoot: laughing owl becomes web sensation – video

Video Fri 21 Nov, AT 08:30

In many parts of the world it's a bad omen, but this laughing owl is a viral video hit

Man Utd 'shake hands' on Strootman, eye Spurs star

Transfer Talk Fri 21 Nov, AT 08:26

Dutch midfielder Strootman to join Red Devils in the summer provided knee injury clears up

The Business: Osborne abandons bonus cap bid

Business Digest Fri 21 Nov, AT 08:00

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

Get On Up

Get On Up - reviews of 'thrilling' James Brown biopic

Hot Ticket Fri 21 Nov, AT 07:44

Boseman is 'brilliant' as James Brown, in this energising story of the Godfather of Soul

Columnist Venetia Rainey

Nuclear deal with Iran would make the world a better place

Thu 20 Nov, AT 17:02 Venetia Rainey

Five good reasons why the West and Iran should come to an agreement – and the sooner the better

'poo bus'

Toodle-loo: all aboard the UK's first 'poo bus'

One-Minute Read Thu 20 Nov, AT 15:41

Inventors say the bus powered by human waste will improve air quality and prove the value of poo

A person holds one pound coins

Best and worst paid jobs: how does your hourly rate compare?

One-Minute Read Thu 20 Nov, AT 15:30

Pilots and brokers among the highest earners, while bar staff and theme park attendants at the bottom

Mike Nichols films: his top 5 hits – and an expensive flop

One-Minute Read Thu 20 Nov, AT 15:03

Five of the late Hollywood director Mike Nichols' greatest films including The Graduate and Catch-22

Policeman carries a barrier past a broken window after a group attempted to break into the city's legislature

Hong Kong: support for protests wanes as police begin clear-up

One-Minute Read Thu 20 Nov, AT 13:31

Use of violence by small groups of protesters is evidence the movement is splintering, say organisers

Jack Wilshere in action in the Emirates Cup

Arsenal fans split as Wilshere asks to fill holding midfield role

First Reaction Thu 20 Nov, AT 13:17

Wilshere says he has asked Wenger if he can take a deeper position for the Gunners as well as England

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