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The child was 12 years old at the time of the trial. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A father who repeatedly raped his son and then tried to portray the boy as a liar who had lived in “a home of love, affection and care” has lost an ap(...)

G Gordon Liddy died on Tuesday at the age of 90, surrounded by family at the home of his daughter in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Photograph: Roberto Borea/AP

G Gordon Liddy, a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime(...)

The Amazon app icon, which has been updated

You might not have seen it until someone pointed it out. But an Amazon logo that was just quietly redesigned bore an unsettling resemblance to the fac(...)

Sisu is a magical, mythical, self-deprecating dragon. Photograph: Disney 2020

During Roman times, cartographers would use the inscription HIC SVNT LEONES to denote unexplored territories on maps, a Latin phrase that translates a(...)

Hans Keller drools over Franz Beckenbauer strolling for Bayern Munich in the 1976 European Cup final against St Etienne. File photograph: Getty Images

Hans Keller was relieved. It was March 1938 and Adolf Hitler had just marched into Vienna. Keller, 18 and Jewish, had reasons to be concerned. But, mo(...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

Winston Churchill: A characteristic of lustful leaders is insatiability. Churchill, commenting in 1938 on the rise of Adolf Hitler, said the appetite often “grows with eating”. Photograph:  Capt Horton/Imperial War Museums

Liz Herring was a driven debater. At school, she carted around a metal box of index cards so she could swot up on topics between classes. A debate tea(...)

Giving it Socks: Bill Clinton’s cat poses for the press corps on the White House lawn in 1999. Photograph: Robert Giroux/Getty Images

As you will now be aware, Kamala Harris, recently confirmed Democratic candidate for US vice-president, is both Wall Street’s favourite cop and the ad(...)

West German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher clashes with French defender Patrick Battiston during the World Cup semi-final in 1982. File photograph: Getty Images

The thing about sport is that when you first become besotted with it as a chiseler, you’re under the mistaken impression that it’s life perfected, tha(...)

The Olympiastadion in Berlin hosted some of the standout moments of the 2006 World Cup. File photograph: Getty Images

The 2006 World Cup wasn’t even a week old when it began to dawn on the fans that the Germans had organised a tournament that touched on perfection. Y(...)

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