The Lido author Libby Page on the power of uplifting fiction

Libby Page, author of The Lido, on why uplifting stories are needed right now.

Salisbury attack: Russian TV’s claims about poisoning

What happened in Salisbury has been disputed by Russian journalists.

Brazilian saga

Brazil's Odebrecht scandal is one of the biggest corporate corruption cases in history.

Is ‘bisexual lighting’ a new cinematic phenomenon?

Is the lighting technique really about representing bisexual characters?

Letter from Africa: The teenager fighting school bus sex pests

How one girl started an app to stop harassment of students on the commute to school in Tanzania.

Pakistan’s Ziarat: An ancient juniper forest and its living fossils

Mature trees at Ziarat in Balochistan are often thousands of years old, but many end up as firewood.

How leisure time is changing for North Korea’s privileged

The way Pyongyang's middle-class enjoy themselves is changing, but rural areas continue to miss out.

Barcelona win Copa del Rey

Barcelona turn on the style to hammer Sevilla and win the Copa del Rey for the fourth successive season.

Shaggy and Kylie help the Queen celebrate 92nd birthday

The star-studded event at the Royal Albert Hall saw performances by a range of artists.

Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

The actor, who also appeared on a number of TV shows, was admitted to hospital earlier this month.