A Peshmerga fighter in Northern Iraq

Mount Sinjar: Islamic State siege 'broken' by Kurdish forces

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 10:06

Peshmerga fighters say they have defeated IS militants on Mount Sinjar, freeing thousands of trapped Yazidis

Raging Roy Keane haunts Villa with Christmas visit to Cleverly

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 09:24

Villa confirm that former coach visited player's house amid rumours about his abrupt exit

Police at the stabbing scene in the suburb of Manoora in Cairns, Australia.

Cairns stabbing: eight children found dead

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 09:13

A woman is being treated for chest wounds after eight children were found stabbed to death in Cairns

Kevin Trapp of Eintracht Frankfurt

Arsenal target keeper Trapp and close in on Brazilian Silva

Transfer Talk Fri 19 Dec, AT 08:59

Gunners are concerned about the fitness and form of their current crop of goalkeepers

Big Eyes

Big Eyes - reviews of Tim Burton's 'art fraud' film

Hot Ticket Fri 19 Dec, AT 08:39

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz shine in 'fascinating' true story of art and marriage

The Business: North Sea oil 'close to collapse'

Business Digest Fri 19 Dec, AT 08:00

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

Columnist Edie Lush

E-voting: why is UK not as smart as the Philippines?

Fri 19 Dec, AT 07:29 Edie Lush

Before e-voting it took 40 days to tot up Filipinos’ votes - now it takes 48 hours: what’s not to like?

Columnist Venetia Rainey

Peace in our time? 2014 could prove a Middle East watershed

Thu 18 Dec, AT 17:22 Venetia Rainey

Hamas removed from terror blacklist, Palestinian state recognised by EU – 17 December was a big day

Passengers on a plane

First-time flier opens plane's emergency exit 'for fresh air'

One-Minute Read Thu 18 Dec, AT 16:04

Airline says the passenger will not be fined for the dangerous mistake as he was not acting maliciously

BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry Classic reviews: will 'retro' phone save BlackBerry?

First Reaction Thu 18 Dec, AT 15:29

Analysts sceptical whether BlackBerry's return to a physical keyboard will be enough to entice new customers

elderly people

Pensioner bonds: how to bag market-beating interest rates

Personal Finance Thu 18 Dec, AT 14:13

Demand for pensioner bonds is expected to outstrip supply, so act fast to secure an impressive return

Gold bars

Gold price rallies after rate rise hint caused slump

One-Minute Read Thu 18 Dec, AT 13:57

Suggestion that US interest rates will go up next year had sent the gold price tumbling

Mesut Ozil, Arsenal

Ozil close to Gunners return: is he the man to inspire Arsenal?

One-Minute Read Thu 18 Dec, AT 13:43

After his early-season travails and injury, Ozil could be the key to an Arsenal resurgence

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