Illegal migrants near the coast of Tripoli, Libya

Migration: why Libya is the critical link in a deadly chain

Briefing Fri 19 Dec, AT 14:54

Most people trying to cross the Mediterranean without papers come through the lawless north African state of Libya

Raheem Sterling of Liverpool FC

Liverpool and Arsenal play off for title of 'crisis club'

Preview Fri 19 Dec, AT 14:06

Premier League preview: Man City aim to dislodge Chelsea at the top as Gunners visit Anfield

Thames Garden Bridge

Garden bridge for Thames gets go-ahead from Mayor's office

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 12:31

Joanna Lumley's idea for a green footbridge to go ahead, costing £175m and generating controversy

Columnist Don Brind

Who would you rather be this Xmas: Ed, Dave, Nick or Nige?

Fri 19 Dec, AT 12:31 Don Brind

Sudden slump in voter 'satisfaction' with Ukip's Nigel Farage offers Cameron a ray of hope

Warbler

Birds 'sense' severe weather to flee tornado danger

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 11:50

Underground sound waves may have alerted songbirds to dangerous weather, allowing them to escape

Mario Balotelli

What can Balotelli learn from the FA about online racism?

First Reaction Fri 19 Dec, AT 11:37

Striker's anti-racism message backfires as he is banned, fined and sent on an 'education course'

Adnan Syed

Serial podcast: what we learnt from episode 12, What We Know

Summary Fri 19 Dec, AT 10:28

Millions of listeners tune in as the global podcast phenomenon Serial reaches its conclusion

 A Peshmerga fighter in Northern Iraq

Mount Sinjar: Islamic State siege 'broken' by Kurdish forces

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 10:06

Peshmerga fighters say they have defeated IS militants on Mount Sinjar, freeing thousands of trapped Yazidis

Raging Roy Keane haunts Villa with Christmas visit to Cleverly

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 09:24

Villa confirm that former coach visited player's house amid rumours about his abrupt exit

Police at the stabbing scene in the suburb of Manoora in Cairns, Australia.

Cairns stabbing: eight children found dead

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 09:13

A woman is being treated for chest wounds after eight children were found stabbed to death in Cairns

Kevin Trapp of Eintracht Frankfurt

Arsenal target keeper Trapp and close in on Brazilian Silva

Transfer Talk Fri 19 Dec, AT 08:59

Gunners are concerned about the fitness and form of their current crop of goalkeepers

Big Eyes

Big Eyes - reviews of Tim Burton's 'art fraud' film

Hot Ticket Fri 19 Dec, AT 08:39

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz shine in 'fascinating' true story of art and marriage

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