Gareth Thomas paved the way for other gay athletes to feel sufficiently emboldened to also come out. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rugby fever – and, with it, autumn – is about to sweep through the Old World and, with immaculate timing, Guinness have unveiled two riveting and b(...)

A masked man plays the grand piano to an audience of anti-government protesters in  Kiev City Hall, occupied by opposition forces, yesterday. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Masked men in combat gear have become a feature of the anti-government protest camp that has taken over central Kiev, but one stands out for his weap(...)