Fidel Castro

China awards Confucius peace prize to Cuba’s Fidel Castro

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 13:21

Former Cuban leader awarded ‘China’s Nobel’ but does not travel to receive Confucius prize in person

What is Bitcoin and why is Microsoft accepting it?

Briefing Thu 11 Dec, AT 12:09

Microsoft surprises customers by becoming the first major tech company to accept the cryptocurrency

Double cheeseburger

Scientists develop 'feel full' chemical to fight weight gain

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 11:15

Soluble powder can be added to food to control appetite and help people eat less, say researchers

UK pupils do more homework than many European countries

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 10:51

Report by the OECD finds a wide gap in homework levels between wealthy and poor school pupils

The Mole

Miliband addresses deficit - but offers only austerity-lite

Thu 11 Dec, AT 10:40 The Mole

Labour leader proclaims Osborne cuts ‘extreme’ – but Ed Balls fails to explain how his will be different

Guantanamo Bay prison

CIA says Bush administration ordered and approved torture

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 10:36

Water-boarding and other techniques were carried out with full knowledge of senior figures, says agency

A girl surfs on the web on her computer

New law targets paedophiles who 'fish' for explicit photos

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 10:13

David Cameron wants to close legal loophole in 'watershed moment' for online child protection

Antibiotics being prepared

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs 'will kill more than cancer' by 2050

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 09:54

Experts warn superbugs could cause an extra 10 million deaths a year with a global cost of over £63 trillion

Edinson Cavani

Could Edison Cavani cure Arsenal's winter blues?

Transfer Talk Thu 11 Dec, AT 08:53

Paris Saint-Germain star may seek move after growing tired of playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Samir Nasri of Man City

Samir Nasri sends Manchester City into the last 16

Match Report Thu 11 Dec, AT 08:40

Manchester City reach knockout stage of the Champions League with a little help from Bayern Munich

Batman vs Superman

Batman v Superman: popular character 'dead' in new film

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 08:17

Spoiler alert: cinema blogs are alight with rumours that the Batman v Superman film will kill off a popular character

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Ballet – reviews

Hot Ticket Thu 11 Dec, AT 07:52

The Royal Ballet's 'dazzling' Alice revival is a visual joy mixing dance, Vaudeville and magic

CIA torture report: how did the Middle Eastern press react?

First Reaction Wed 10 Dec, AT 16:22

It provoked soul-searching in Britain and the US, but many Arabic news sources ignored the report

A poster on a London bus

Atheists in UK face 'systematic discrimination', says report

One-Minute Read Wed 10 Dec, AT 15:16

Meanwhile, political leaders are increasingly using 'hate speech' against the non-religious worldwide