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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock while hearing graphic details  during his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, today. Photograph: Alet Pretorius/EPA

Oscar Pistorius retched and covered his eyes in court when flashes of pictures were shown of his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s body today(...)

Andrew Furlong with his wife Angela and their daughter Andrea speaking to reporters outside Tokyo district court last year. The father of murdered teenager Nicola Furlong said he was outraged by comments made by Paddy Power himself that the company was justified in running a bet on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial  because of the worldwide interest in the case.

Some 50 complaints have been received about the Paddy Power advertisement in relation to the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. The A(...)

A file picture from  November 2012 showing South African paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius   with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: EPA

A South African judge ruled today that the murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius can be televised, giving millions arou(...)

WhatsApp founders Brian Acton (left) and Jan Koum at the company headquarters in Mountain View, California in May 2013. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

The relationship between Facebook and WhatsApp started in spring 2012 over coffee at a German bakery. It was consummated on Valentine’s Day wit(...)

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force remove snow covering a car parked at a residential area stranded by heavy snow in Yamanashi prefecture, west of Tokyo. Photograph: Japan Ground Self-Defence Force/Handout via Reuters.

Snow-covered roads cut off thousands today as parts of Japan struggled to dig out from its second storm in a week, with the death toll rising t(...)

We just clicked: hundreds of millions are spent on dating websites globally every year. Photograph: Getty Images

People who find today that their mantelpiece is bare of Valentine’s Day cards, roses, or chocolates may be tempted to consider online dating ag(...)

Aidan Gillen on set during the video shoot. Photographs: Orla Keeshan

Broody valentines don’t come much darker than Love/Hate villain Aidan Gillen. When we went looking for an anti-hero to break my heart in the video (...)

Sarah Fitzgerald (30), her husband, John Paul (31), both with cerebral palsy, and their daughter, Alison (2), who was born without any disability

For Valentine’s Day today, the centres where people with intellectual disabilities gather will be full of cards and gifts, says Frieda Finlay, the (...)

A Valentine’s Day display in a Tokyo shop. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Love is a word much bandied about, and not just on St Valentine’s Day. But what is love, and can it be explained without resorting to cliche or(...)

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Cuban Fury

Bruce (Nick Frost) is a portly, perennial also-ran who works at an engineering firm, where he faces merciless daily ribbings from Drew, the res(...)

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