The Rohingya boat crisis: why refugees are fleeing Burma

Briefing
Thu 21 May, AT 15:00

Starving Rohingya migrants have been rebuffed from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand

Spice: the drug that hospitalised five students

Briefing
Thu 21 May, AT 14:02

A synthetic drug called Spice, banned in 2009, has been causing concern on both sides of the Atlantic

The Osama bin Laden trove: 9 things we've learnt about him

Summary
Thu 21 May, AT 13:42

A book claiming that 9/11 was an inside job was among possessions found in bin Laden's hideout

RSPCA candidate compared farming to holocaust

One-Minute Read
Thu 21 May, AT 13:16

Another animal rights activist seeking election as RSPCA trustee wants to set pets freed from 'leather nooses'

Andrew Strauss

Strauss holds Gillespie talks as Pietersen haunts sorry England

One-Minute Read
Thu 21 May, AT 13:01

England slump in first Test as hunt for a new coach goes on... and Pietersen's shadow lurks

Gold bars

Gold price spike as chances of US interest rate rise recede

One-Minute Read
Thu 21 May, AT 11:41

'Dovish' interest rates stance at the Federal Reserve helps shore up the price of gold

David Letterman

David Letterman: last Late Show a 'terrific' upbeat affair

First Reaction
Thu 21 May, AT 11:23

Letterman ends 33 years in late night TV with presidents, Scientology jokes and celebrity send-offs

Yeesh! Scrabble's new words aren't dench, say language lovers

First Reaction
Thu 21 May, AT 11:10

The addition of slang and textspeak shows how language is evolving, but not everyone is impressed

HS2: full steam ahead for Osborne's pet project

Briefing
Thu 21 May, AT 09:51

What does the Conservative majority mean for HS2, the controversial plan for a new high-speed rail link?

Costel Pantilimon and Dick Advocaat

Pantilimon saves Sunderland as tired Arsenal fire blanks

Match Report
Thu 21 May, AT 09:39

Jack Wilshere returns for the Gunners, but Wenger must keep side fresh for FA Cup final

British Prime Minister David Cameron

Cameron's immigration bill: what is he promising this time?

One-Minute Read
Thu 21 May, AT 09:27

PM says it's 'tougher but fairer', but critics say it would be 'extremely detrimental' to access to justice

Hatton Garden heist: eight suspects charged

One-Minute Read
Thu 21 May, AT 09:18

Recovery of goods stolen in Hatton Garden burglary could hold up victims' insurance claims

Tony and Cherie Blair

New Labour leader: is the tilt to Blair misguided?

One-Minute Read
Thu 21 May, AT 09:16

Miliband himself may have failed to cut through – but his policies were largely popular, argues Guardian columnist

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