Viral videos with 5by: Hamster vs human hotdog-eating comp

Video Fri 19 Sep, AT 17:13

Who will win, man or hamster? Plus, watch Russian gymnasts doing the impossible

Controversial crowdfunding: where to draw the line?

Talking Point Fri 19 Sep, AT 15:42

Online fundraising for an abortion caused crowdfunding website GoFundMe to step in

angelina jolie

The Angelina Jolie effect: cancer testing doubles

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Sep, AT 15:34

Hollywood star’s decision to go public about her double mastectomy has raised cancer awareness

The Week's top tech stories, 19 September

A need-to-know round-up of the essential tech stories that broke this week

Revellers at Oktoberfest in Germany

Oktoberfest 2014: History and statistics of the annual beer party

Briefing Fri 19 Sep, AT 14:12

Festival of lager and Bavarian culture is worth an estimated €1.1bn to German economy

A girl walks past a sign warning of the dangers of ebola outside a government hospital in Freetown

Three days of ‘house arrest’ for entire population of Sierra Leone

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Sep, AT 13:24

Emergency measure to tackle Ebola outbreak means families must stay at home for the next three days

John Cantlie

John Cantlie: video of British hostage released by Islamic State

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Sep, AT 11:48

Video 'marks a new departure' for IS filmmakers as hostage delivers 'composed propaganda message'