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Food Photographer of the Year 2014

Spanner Crab

Tasty treats and moreish morsels - appetising images from around the world.

  • 24 April 2014

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

Every year hundreds of Mexican men die as they attempt to cross into the US, leaving their families with a terrible uncertainty

  • 24 April 2014
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The heroic all-black regiment of WW1

Video: When the "Harlem Hellfighters" returned home from fighting in World War One, they were hailed as heroes by some but also faced violence and racism, according to a new graphic novel about the legendary all-black military unit.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: US & Canada

Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble

Shakespeare mentions the European Starling once, in Henry IV Part I. That moved a 19th Century Shakespeare enthusiast to introduce the bird into America.

  • 24 April 2014

Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country

David Cameron's remarks that the UK is a "Christian country" were criticised by a group of public figures. What are the arguments for and against?

  • 23 April 2014

Why Palestinians love St George

As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own celebrations of this shared hero.

  • 23 April 2014

The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp

As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort."

  • 22 April 2014