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The 5 Most Important Things Malala Has Done In 2014

Malala Yousafzai won a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for her "struggle against the suppression of children" and her commitment to children's rights around the world.<p>After surviving life-threatening gunshot wounds to the face by the Taliban almost exactly two years ago, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl …

HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa

Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world's most virulent strain of<p>HIVhad already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to new research.<p>In a paper published recently in the journal Science, …

Public Health

Check Out 50 Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Star Wars

J.J. Abrams’s <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i> is due out next Christmas, and so far, all accounts suggest it will be a return to the practical effects that made Episode IV, V, and VI feel so much more <i>tangible</i> than the CGI spectacles of the prequels.<p>And hopefully 30 years from now, whatever AI construct who …

Boris Johnson: voters don't care about my extra-marital affairs

Mayor of London says his bed-hopping antics should be "irrelevant" to his job<p>Boris Johnson believes the British public do not care about his extra-marital affairs, which are "irrelevant" to his ability to do his job.<p>The Mayor of London was asked by The Telegraph whether he thought his private life …

Angelina Jolie presented with honorary damehood by Queen

Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary dame by the Queen for her campaigning work fighting sexual violence and brought her family to meet the monarch.<p>The actor was presented with the award’s insignia during a private Buckingham Palace audience with the Queen and then was joined by her husband, …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

Malala Yousafzai

Running shoes made to fit the shapes of feet

As a kid, having no understanding of fashion, I never understood pointy shoes. After all, the human foot doesn't come to a point, which to me seems to explain the popularity in the early 1970s of Earth Shoes, which had a down-sloping negative heel and a foot-like shape with an almost-rectangular …

Shoes

Microsoft Research Invents A Stylus That Can Read Your Mind

How you hold things can reveal a lot about how you will use them. This stylus can detect it.<p>“If you see a stylus, they blew it,” Steve Jobs once famously said about tablets. Yet despite Jobs’s best efforts, the stylus is not dead. Designers are obsessed with them. Apple’s started embracing them …

Liverpool open talks to make Luis Suárez their highest paid player ever

Merseyside club have begun negotiations that they hope will secure the striker's long-term future<p><b>Liverpool</b> managing director Ian Ayre has opened talks with Luis Suárez’s representatives to discuss the most lucrative contract in Anfield history<p>Ayre flew to Barcelona on Tuesday for a meeting …

Soccer

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Five reasons it went wrong for the manager at Tottenham

Andre Villas-Boas was unable to replace Gareth Bale at Spurs adequately despite a raft of new signings and he does not seem to have learnt from his mistakes at Chelsea<p><b>Crisis management</b><p>Andre Villas-Boas promised that he had changed after leaving Chelsea and that might very well be the case in some …

10 photo highlights

The Guardian's picture editor brings you a selection of top photographs from around the world<p>For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

Infants With Pets Look To Where The Action Happens

My baby is three months old, and he already seems to understand the world around him. The coffee machine (known as the coffee robot in our household) makes a grinding and pressing noise, which no longer startles him. The holiday tree, which has only been up for a week is a source of constant …

Pets

Mourinho worried by Chelsea display

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he made "11 mistakes" in his team selection after seeing his side lose 2-0 at Newcastle.<p>Mourinho’s team should have …

Soccer

Roma's run ends, Inter up to fourth

<b>Roma</b>'s seemingly unstoppable surge towards matching a 53-year-old European record finally came to an end at <b>Torino</b> as their former player Alessio …

I was United's new manager - Eriksson

The 2006 World Cup ended in a quarter-final exit for England © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Sven-Goran Eriksson has claimed in his new autobiography that he …