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German 'anti-Islam' protests: nine things you need to know

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:24:00 GMT

Nearly 15,000 people attend Dresden's latest march against "Islamisation of the west" - is the movement driven by the middle classes, as claimed - or are there more sinister forces at work?

Sony cancels release of The Interview after hack threat

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:38:00 GMT

Sony Pictures scraps its comedy film based on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, after embarrassing internal emails are leaked and further cyber hacks are threatened.

Meet the women taking up the top religious posts

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:16:00 GMT

The first female bishop in the Church of England is Reverend Libby Lane. The prime minister said it was an "important day for equality." So who are the other female firsts within their religions?

James McAvoy: a question of class - video

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:58:00 GMT

Two stage revivals, both set in the 1970s but with relevance to the state of Britain today - Jon Snow talks to Ayub Khan Din, the writer of East is East, and actor James McAvoy.

Tim Burton on Farage, feminism and the US dream - video

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:07:00 GMT

Director Tim Burton tells Jackie Long Nigel Farage "should live in the 1950s", for suggesting women breastfeeding in public to "perhaps sit a corner", as he discusses his new 'feminist' film Big Eyes.