Costa Rica Tortuguero National Park

Costa Rica’s many worlds

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 18:26

Travelling around the diverse landscapes of this Central American country is easier than ever

Guardian vs News of the World

Why I'm backing the News of the World against the Guardian

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 18:14

In pushing the police to investigate the News of the World for hacking into voicemail messages, the Guardian is invoking one of New Labour's most illiberal pieces of legislation

Dellearti Design Hotel, Cremona, Italy

Hotel of the week: Dellearti Design Hotel, Cremona

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 17:44

An ultra-cool hotel that provides a stylish and refreshing addition to the home of the Stradivarius

Placards bearing the photographs of Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un

Who will lead North Korea after Kim Jong-il’s death?

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 17:32

If the Dear Leader has pancreatic cancer, his 20-something son Kim Jong-un could rule North Korea with two advisors

Edward Downes and Dmitri Shostakovich in 1973

Sir Edward and Joan Downes commit suicide

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 16:04

The British conductor and his ballet dancer wife chose to end their lives at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland


Brüno and the Twitter effect

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 15:50

Bad word-of-mouth spread by the micro-blogging site would explain the fall-off in enthusiasm for Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman to play love interest in Thor

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 14:22

Star Wars actress will star as Jane Foster in the forthcoming Marvel movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh


Brüno gets the snip to become more teen-friendly

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 14:00

Universal Pictures have made an unprecedented edit to Sacha Baron Cohen’s spoof comedy Brüno to give it a 15-rating

Andrew Flintoff

Do England need Flintoff?

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 13:40

Media comment: The injury-prone all-rounder should no longer be seen as pivotal to England’s success

Porsche Panamera

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 11:48

The Panamera is very good - but it's compromised by its luggage and passenger space

Eyjafjallajokull volcano

BA woes continue with AGM protest

News Tue 14 Jul, AT 10:08

British Airways is bracing itself for demonstrations at the company’s AGM against pay cuts and job losses