Wayne Rooney during England’s opening game in Manaus

Rooney 'right choice' to lead England and the 'ginger Pirlo'

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 14:49

Man United skipper named as captain, as Newcastle's Jack Colback also gets a call-up

A Brazilian woman

Lost village of Brazilian women appeals for single men

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 14:48

The isolated women of Noiva do Cordeiro are suffering from a shortage of men

World Health Organisation Official

Ebola cases could rise to 20,000, warns WHO

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 14:06

Death toll passes 1,500, but the worst is yet to come say health officials, as the outbreak continues to escalate

Immigration and border control signs

Immigration rises despite government pledge

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 13:58

The number of people coming to the UK from Bulgaria and Romania has doubled since restrictions were lifted

Robert Fox

IS threat grows as Obama and Cameron prevaricate

Thu 28 Aug, AT 13:39 Robert Fox

Can 'coalition of the willing' come together to deal with Islamic State? Not if Cameron can help it

Jonny Evans

Man Utd: is squad, system, Van Gaal or Ferguson to blame?

Talking Point Thu 28 Aug, AT 13:09

Years of neglect blamed for United's demise, but the unfamiliar system could be making things worse

Depressed lonely man by window

How therapy for depression can improve cancer care

Briefing Thu 28 Aug, AT 11:51

Outcomes for cancer patients improve 'dramatically' when treatment addresses patients' mental health

Roberto Calderoli

Italian race row senator blames voodoo curse

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 11:51

A Congolese curse has caused death, injury and an encounter with a rare snake, says right-wing senator accused of racism

The Mole

Rotherham scandal: Labour's failings leave door open to Ukip

Thu 28 Aug, AT 11:42 The Mole

Former MP Denis MacShane says being 'Guardian reader and liberal leftie' may have held him back

Gaza: a destroyed building

British Jews and Muslims call for Middle East peace

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 10:25

Interfaith leaders condemn civilian casualties and call on Muslims and Jews to 'get to know one another'

Hotel India

Hotel India: new generation demands new kind of luxury

Thu 28 Aug, AT 10:02 Holden Frith

Calling time on the bell-boys, housemaids and even the guests at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai

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