Dr Abdullah Abdullah and Hamid Karzai

Afghan elections: behind the fraud and diplomacy

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 17:38

THE FIRST POST BRIEFING: Hamid Karzai has agreed to a run-off against Dr Abdullah Abdullah. Is there any chance of a fraud-free election?

Tilley's Hut, Dorset

Hotel of the week: Tilley’s Hut, Dorset

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 17:22

Hotel of the week: a beautifully refurbished old shepherd’s hut

CIA

CIA reveals plans to monitor the internet

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 15:32

But the hook up with Visible Technologies may be of little use against web-savvy criminals

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren in second airbrushing row

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 15:19

A photo of Russian model Valentina Zelyaeva has been digitally altered to show her waist looking impossibly skinny

Rafa Benitez; Liverpool

Benitez is the architect of his own misfortune

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 12:43

The Liverpool manager is paying for his transfer and team selection policies

BBC Television Centre

BBC allows BNP members in Question Time audience

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 12:26

Fears of trouble in the studio as anti-fascist activists are also expected to attend

Roman Polanski

Polanski shock: the Swiss tipped off the Americans

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 11:40

Revelation renews gossip that arrest was linked to UBS offshore banking scandal

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams conquers nerves at the Roundhouse

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 11:40

Pop star puts the X Factor debacle behind him for London comeback concert

Emma Thompson; Carey Mulligan; Dominic Cooper

Carey Mulligan stars on the London red carpet

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 09:15

Oscar nomination buzz as British actress attends premiere of ‘An Education’

Lyon; Liverpool

Rafa Benitez on the edge after Liverpool lose again

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 08:53

Defeat by Lyon at Anfield last night must surely be the last straw for the Spanish manager

Arsenal

Arsenal remain on course despite last-gasp goal

News Wed 21 Oct, AT 07:54

A late volley denied the Gunners their third Champions League win against AZ Alkmaar

David Beckham; beard

The new trend in beards raises awkward questions

Wed 21 Oct, AT 07:28 Coline Covington

Women don’t like beards, so who are men growing them for – and why? A psychoanalyst investigates

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