The new female Thor

Thor, Captain America and 3 other comic diversity shockers

One-Minute Read Thu 17 Jul, AT 15:49

Marvel faces political correctness jibes as Thor becomes woman and Captain America turns black

A mother and child outside an East London Mosque

'Ban the burka': why is the veil so divisive?

Briefing Thu 17 Jul, AT 14:00

Rightwingers and feminists are united against the burka, but their opponents say a ban would be un-British

The World War I exhibit at the Imperial War Museum

New Imperial War Museum is spectacular and heartbreaking

First Reaction Thu 17 Jul, AT 13:45

'Fascinating and frequently heartbreaking' exhibits make up for more 'adult' transformation

England Manager Roy Hodgson

England face World Cup crisis as they slump in Fifa rankings

One-Minute Read Thu 17 Jul, AT 13:42

A dire World Cup in Brazil could cause problems for the Three Lions' 2018 qualifying campaign

Weird Al Yankovic

Word Crimes: Weird Al's Blurred Lines parody and 5 other hits

Video Thu 17 Jul, AT 12:02

Weird Al Yankovic is back with eight new videos in eight days, including Word Crimes

A sunbather enjoys the weather in St. James' Park

UK weather: how long will Britain's heatwave last?

One-Minute Read Thu 17 Jul, AT 11:52

Britons warned to keep out of the sun and eat salad as 'Spanish plume' causes UK temperatures to soar

Julian Assange

Julian Assange: Swedish court upholds arrest warrant

One-Minute Read Thu 17 Jul, AT 11:38

Lawyers vow to appeal against ruling as Julian Assange remains trapped in Ecuadorian embassy

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch plays the Game of Thrones

Briefing Thu 17 Jul, AT 11:28

Murdoch's bid for Time Warner has been rebuffed, but it is unlikely the mogul will stop there

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

How Liverpool can avoid fate of Spurs and Man U after Suarez

Talking Point Thu 17 Jul, AT 11:20

Reds have already signed four players this summer, but Brendan Rodgers has an Anfield plan

Mole

Shabby reshuffle: promotion for women - or just an insult?

Thu 17 Jul, AT 11:19 The Mole

Senior Tory peer furious at lack of Cabinet rank for Lady Stowell: and Mrs Gove isn't impressed either

British Prime Minister David Cameron

ECHR: is Tory plan to snub EU court a 'legal car crash'?

Briefing Thu 17 Jul, AT 10:10

David Cameron wants to curb the European Court of Human Rights but not everyone in his party backs the plan

To crush Hamas, Israel must give Gaza hope

Thu 17 Jul, AT 10:05 Venetia Rainey

Bombing Gaza is like handing Popeye a can of spinach - it won't weaken Hamas, only make it stronger

Mo Farah

Farah fit for Commonwealths, but Welsh runner in drugs row

First Reaction Thu 17 Jul, AT 09:03

Middle-distance runner Gareth Warburton to miss Glasgow Games after anti-doping violation

Mathieu Debuchy

Arsenal secure Debuchy, and Morata deal could be back on

Transfer Talk Thu 17 Jul, AT 08:26

Gunners back in for Real Madrid striker, but Khedira agent talks down prospect of Arsenal move

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