Conjuring a fright: what makes a great horror movie? | Tom Shone

For today’s sophisticated audience, it’s not all about jump scares – the best horror movies keep playing even if you shut your eyes There’s nothing like genre junkies to cut to the chase. The glory days of drive-in-theatre critic Joe Bob Briggs may be past (“No dead bodies. One hundred seventeen breasts. Multiple aardvarking. Lap … Continue reading

Lincoln Memorial partially reopens after green paint spill

Police say spill ‘appears intentional based off of the splatter’, which was discovered on Lincoln statue early Friday morning Katie Rogers

Egypt: Two dead as rival rallies clash – live updates

Egypt is braced for more violence as the military urges its supporters onto the streets, while supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi also plan to rally Haroon SiddiqueBen Quinn

Oscar Pistorius: prosecution and defence set out rival claims – as it happened

Police say Reeva Steenkamp was ‘hiding’ in toilet when shot Defence says her bladder was empty Testosterone and steroids found at athlete’s house – police Defence: ‘It was a herbal remedy’ Pistorius faces additional charges for unlicenced ammunition Defence says it was his father’s Click here for a full summary Paul Owen

Syria crisis: jihadi rebels seize dam – Monday 11 February 2013

Follow how the day unfolded after fighters from al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra took control of Syria’s largest dam Matthew Weaver