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Laura Robson  hits a return to Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia during their women’s singles tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth /Reuters

Laura Robson can thank Andy Murray for shouldering the lion’s share of expectation. As the more celebrated names have fallen, Murray’s chances of meet(...)

Solitary confinement: a prison officer passes out food in the general population section of Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Of the 10.1 million people held in penal institutions across the world, 2.29 million are held in the US. Of those, 80 per cent are poor, more than 60 (...)

Using a remotely operated vehicle, the 14 scientists on the Celtic Explorer came across a giant hydroid that was more than half a metre in diameter.

A rare giant hydroid, a deepwater rough shark and 200-year-old clams and oysters are among specimens collected by a research team during a deep-sea bi(...)

Tesco’s former chairman criticises the legacy of the retailer’s previous chief executive. Photograph: Reuters

Tesco’s former chairman, Ian MacLaurin, attacked the legacy of the retailer’s previous chief executive Terry Leahy and told shareholders it could take(...)

Supporters of Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi shout slogans during a protest around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in the suburb of Nasr City, Cairo,today. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Egypt’s leading religious authority warned of “civil war” today and called for calm as political factions clashed ahead of major rallies the oppositio(...)

Marine Generall James Cartwright, once the second highest ranking officer in the US military, is being investigated over the leaked information about the Stuxnet computer virus.

A retired US General is under investigation over the alleged leaking of secret information about a cyber attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, US m(...)

Activists in Ukraine  during a rally supporting Edward Snowden in front of US embassy, in Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The father of former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said in an interview he is reasonably confident his son will return to the United States (...)

A woman shelters herself from the hot sun at a 24-hour vigil calling on Congress to pass  immigration reform. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The approval of an immigration reform bill by the US Senate was “another step closer” to allowing the undocumented Irish to “emerge from the shadows”,(...)

Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial ’three-parent’ fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial “three-parent” fertility treatments to families who want to avoid (...)

Twenty-five British-based investors are to sue the Irish-owned Algarve-based golf resort company Oceanico over $3 million worth of losses flowing from(...)

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