Marie Ndiaye; prix Goncourt

Marie Ndiaye wins the Prix Goncourt

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 11:43

Author becomes the first black woman to win French literature’s greatest award

Madeleine McCann

New McCann video ‘aimed at relative’ of kidnapper

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 11:24

Police hope a new video showing an image of an older, more tanned Madeleine will go viral on the internet

Czech court rules Lisbon Treaty can be signed

Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:43 The Mole

The Mole: Cameron must come up with an alternative to his ‘cast iron’ referendum promise


Western democracy is not what Afghanistan needs

Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:43 Robert Fox

‘Bottom-up’ tribal system would have been the best way to stop corruption

Gary McKinnon

Two drugs experts quit in nanny state clash

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:42

‘Collision’ over cannabis use comes as some American states consider legalising pot

Marijuana spliff

What they are saying about the sacking of Prof Nutt

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:42

Pick of the media comment on a fundamental clash of science and politics

Two Chinese women walk in snow

How China learned to fix the weather

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:42

Beijing snowfall was created by cloud-seeding to help solve water shortages

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand strongly defended by Alex Ferguson

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:16

The Manchester United manager launches a broadside at critics of the England centre back

Fernando Torres; Liverpool

Fernando Torres battles hernia to play against Lyon

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:16

The Spaniard is one of seven walking wounded flying out to France with Liverpool for important Champions League clash

Brawn GP Jenson Button of Britain, right, gestures next to Brawn GP Rubens Barrichello of Brazil, left

Barrichello moves from Brawn GP to Williams

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 09:07

The 37-year-old Brazilian veteran leaves after coming third in the drivers' championship

Brighton Beach Memoir

Even the great Neil Simon can flop on Broadway

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 08:49

In the age of The Office and The Hangover, the public taste in comedy has moved on

Simon Mann

Simon Mann ‘freed’ by the president he tried to oust

News Tue 3 Nov, AT 07:51

British soldier of fortune is pardoned after serving only one year of a 34-year sentence

Miliband unavailable for EU post? Don’t believe it

Tue 3 Nov, AT 07:04 The Mole

The Mole: Once Blair’s bid for the presidency is out of the way, expect David to step up