Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in 'The Adventure of Sliver Blaze'

Sherlock Holmes: an adventure in the public domain

One-Minute Read Fri 18 Jul, AT 14:26

US Supreme Court refuses to hear 'emergency petition' from Conan Doyle estate after Sherlock Holmes loses copyright protection

Israeli soldiers walk to their deployment area on the border with Gaza

What can Israel gain from a Gaza ground offensive?

Briefing Fri 18 Jul, AT 13:52

Defeat of Hamas may be off the cards, but Israel hopes to achieve a more limited victory

Vladimir Putin

Flight MH17: will the Dutch go after Putin for a war crime?

Fri 18 Jul, AT 13:50 Robert Fox

For Putin, this is the worst collision between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War

Mesut Ozil celebrates Germany's World Cup triumph

Ozil donates World Cup bonus to charity – what do others do?

Summary Fri 18 Jul, AT 13:19

Fifa gives $400m to the countries at the World Cup but how they spend it is up to them

Rail nationalisation: how Labour's plan would work

Briefing Fri 18 Jul, AT 12:18

'Radical' part-nationalisation of the railway will please passengers, says Miliband – but not everyone's convinced

Louis van Gaal is unveiled as the new Man United coach by Sir Bobby Charlton

Man United: volatile Van Gaal erases the memory of Moyes

First Reaction Fri 18 Jul, AT 11:48

New Old Trafford 'super coach' brings a different approach to his predecessor

The Smart Fortwo car

ForTwo review: a first look at the new Smart car

First Reaction Fri 18 Jul, AT 11:41

The new Smart car is wider, plusher and slicker, but the basic recipe is unchanged

Syringes and bottles

Assisted dying: what's at stake in the Lords debate?

Briefing Fri 18 Jul, AT 10:44

'Compassionate' or a charter for NHS 'death squads': the pros and cons of the Assisted Dying Bill

Crispin Black

Knighthoods for reshuffle rejects: it’s time to rethink honours

Fri 18 Jul, AT 09:35 Crispin Black

Maybe we should get rid of the whole honours system: the prospect of a title corrupts our public life

Buk missile launchers

Buk missile launcher: the weapon that may have shot down flight MH17

One-Minute Read Fri 18 Jul, AT 09:13

Experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is likely to have been downed by a Buk missile launcher. But who fired it?

Mathieu Debuchy

Arsenal sign Debuchy and eye Schneiderlin instead of Khedira

Transfer Talk Fri 18 Jul, AT 09:10

Full-back signs for Arsenal as the Gunners abandon hunt for German midfielder and striker Loic Remy

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