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Metal rod impales builder’s body after piercing through his bottom in eastern China

Spare a thought for this builder who fell from a 2m high scaffolding platform only to land bottom-first on a metal bar which proceeded to go right … The Sliding House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects |

Lost in the Multiplex is here to bring you independent reviews of both newly released and classic films. Instead of obsessing over the latest trends …

Robert Downey Jr. confirmed for Avengers 2 and 3

<i>“I am Iron Man.”</i><p><i>Tony Stark’s famous closing line to the very first Iron Man film takes on new life today as Marvel is pleased to announce the signing</i> …

Special Features – Is World War Z the Most Expensive Movie Ever Made? And does it matter?

<b>Anghus Houvouras on our cultural fascination with box office and budgets….</b><p>With the release of <b>World War Z</b>, there’s been a lot of talk of rapidly …

Robert Downey Jr. Signs On For Avengers 2 And 3

Rejoice and be glad, people, because your worries are over. Fresh from the Marvelsphere comes news that Robert Downey Jr. has re-signed to play Tony …

Iron Man

Channel Bond girl Honey Ryder with perfectly placed, water-resistant makeup.


French mother caught sitting teenage daughter's exam

A 52-year-old Frenchwoman has been caught sitting a crucial pre-university English examination in Paris in her 19-year-old daughter's place.<p>Dressed in "elaborate make up", low-waisted jeans and Converse shoes, the mother made the brazen attempt at cheating this week to help her daughter secure her …

A teenager has been killed and 12 others injured as ongoing protests in Brazil turned violent after another night of demonstrations in over 100 cities. Were you involved in the protests? Email us at with your photos and videos. Photo: Reuters

French mum, 52, caught posing as 19-year-old daughter to sit English exam

A mother was arrested while attempting to sit an English exam for her teenage daughter.<p>The 52-year-old French woman wore thick make-up, low-cut jeans …

The streets of central Rio de Janeiro and dozens of other cities echoed with percussion grenades and swirled with teargas last night as ranks of riot police scattered the biggest demonstrations Brazil has seen for more than two decades. Latest report from Rio de Janeiro: Follow the latest images on picture desk live: And on Comment is free: Brazil is saying what we could not: we don't want these costly extravaganzas Photograph: ZUMA/Rex Features