The US company’s line-up ranges from multibillion- dollar businesses including Pampers nappies and Crest toothpaste to obscure or fading brands such as Naomi Campbell perfume and Silvikrin hairspray. Photograph: Getty Images

The consumer goods industry is offering people more products than they want, Procter & Gamble’s chief executive said yesterday as he announced a r(...)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sarah Gadon in Belle.

Even if she wasn’t statuesque, fiercely articulate and drop-dead gorgeous, Amma Asante would likely stand out from any crowd. A Bafta-winning, Brit(...)

The hearse carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela travels through a street in Pretoria, this morning, on its way to the Union Buildings, where his coffin will lie in state for three days. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nelson Mandela’s coffin has arrived at South Africa’s main seat of power for public viewing.The streets were lined with people who had gathered to wat(...)

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor appears in court at the Special Court for Sierra Leone for his appeal judgment at The Hague yesterday.

In a landmark ruling, judges in The Hague yesterday rejected an appeal by former Liberian president Charles Taylor against his 50-year prison sentence(...)

Adam Clayton and his new wife Mariana Teixera pose with The Edge and his wife Morleigh outside the registry office in Dublin in which they got married today. Photograph: Mark Doyle

U2 bassist Adam Clayton married his Brazilian girlfriend Mariana Teixeira De Carvalho in Dublin city centre this morning. The reportedly low-key cerem(...)