Two men fist-bump

Why fist-bumps are healthier than handshakes

One-Minute Read Mon 28 Jul, AT 11:35

UK scientists discover which hand greetings transfer the most bacteria

Libyan soldiers inspect the damage from a suicide bombing

Libya: Britons urged to leave as diplomats come under fire

Briefing Mon 28 Jul, AT 11:14

Libya witnesses its deadliest violence since the 2011 war that ousted Colonel Muammar Gaddafi

Thai Muslims release hundred of balloons after a morning prayer marking the start of the Islamic feast of Eid al-fitr

Eid al-Fitr festival marks end of Ramadan for Muslims

Briefing Mon 28 Jul, AT 11:11

A month of fasting comes to an end with prayers, food, gifts – and not a little confusion over dates

UK passport

Passport crisis: how the strike could jeopardise your holiday

One-Minute Read Mon 28 Jul, AT 10:41

Workers strike over pay, as Home Office says 'irresponsible' action will cause further delays for summer holidaymakers

Mole

Miliband's Wallace speech: best defence against Tory attacks?

Mon 28 Jul, AT 10:19 The Mole

Labour felt it had to erect 'Iron Dome' against personal attacks being planned by Tory HQ

NHS hospital Stafford vk

NHS: millions shut out of doctors' surgeries

One-Minute Read Mon 28 Jul, AT 09:54

Royal College of GPs says new data is 'shocking indictment' of NHS

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali during the final stage of the 2014 Tour de France

Nibali wins Tour de France, as Europeans reclaim ascendancy

First Reaction Mon 28 Jul, AT 09:44

France and Italy the big winners as British challenge evaporates after the promise of Yorkshire

Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina at the World Cup in Brazil

Arsenal land Ospina and Chambers. Is Schneiderlin next?

Transfer Talk Mon 28 Jul, AT 08:58

Keeper and defender arrive at the Emirates, as former target Remy fails medical at Liverpool

Placards adorn the roadside camp of anti-fracking activists in Barton

Fracking: ministers tighten rules as bidding process opens

One-Minute Read Mon 28 Jul, AT 08:48

Half of Britain open to fracking, with national parks protected in all but 'exceptional circumstances'

Tome Bateman in Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love – reviews of 'joyous' West End staging

Hot Ticket Mon 28 Jul, AT 07:48

Oscar-winning historical rom-com finds its true home in Lee Hall's delightful stage version, say critics

Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan in gritty American drama: Joe

Weekend arts guide: the ten hottest tickets in London

Summary Sat 26 Jul, AT 08:30

Click through to discover why the critics rate these films, plays and exhibitions

Credit cards

MH17: looters used British victim's bank cards

One-Minute Read Fri 25 Jul, AT 15:52

Family say fraud is ‘final insult' for 38-year-old helicopter pilot Cameron Dalziel

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