Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s president

Former furniture maker rises to become leader of the world’s fourth-most populous nation

Beijing marathon choked by smog

Some 30,000 runners brave heavy pollution in China’s capital

Hans van der Meer

Detail from 'The Suicide of Lucretia' by Rembrandt
©Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Rembrandt at the National Gallery, London

Rineke Dijkstra's “Portrait of the Writer Gerard Reve, Zulte, Belgium”
©Collection Rijksmuseum

Twentieth-century photography at the Rijksmuseum

Modern photographs, not 17th-century painting, are the subject of a new exhibition at the Dutch national gallery

Ruby lustre animal tiles, by William DeMorgan, deferranti.com

Out on the tiles

Victorian designs and the philosophy behind them continue to be influential

What makes a building ‘green’?

Examples of structures with a reduced ecological footprint

Cars shrink but price tag remains huge

The car might shrink but the price tag remains just as large

Aerial view of Greenwich and the Thames
©Knight Dragon/Lighterman

London’s Greenwich Peninsula

The London district is set for big changes

The D*Haus D*Table

Architects offer a moving experience

Moveable elements in home design seek to meet increasing desire for adaptability

Marie Stopes correspondence

As a birth-control pioneer and author of 1918’s ‘Married Love’, Marie Stopes received thousands of letters from fans, critics and those in need of advice

Hong Kong police clear protesters in dawn raid

Authorities seek to end pro-democracy demonstration

Liverpool theatre wins star architecture prize

North Korea’s Kim resurfaces

Kim Jong Un is seen in public looking healthy and in good spirits

Widodo’s in-tray

The new Indonesian president must institute reforms to placate investors

Driverless world

Carmakers and their suppliers venture further into new arena


Sigmar Polke retrospective at Tate Modern

An exhibition of the maverick German artist attempts to pin down an original, destabilising presence

Snapshot: ‘Confessions for a Son’, by McNair Evans

The photographer returned to his childhood home in 2010 to create a visual narrative of his relationship with his father

Anthony Caro remembered

Toby Glanville’s photographs of the late sculptor’s works gave him a powerful insight into the artist’s mind

Superbike racing with Jenny Tinmouth

Jenny Tinmouth is the first woman to compete in the British Superbike Championship

Tapestry-makers have got it covered

Contemporary artists are using tapestries in unconventional ways

Slideshow: China’s strivers from Milan to Madrid

Portraits of success and sacrifice

Ten days that shook Hong kong

On the streets of a city changed beyond recognition, the Umbrella Revolution unfolds

Downturn for luxury goods

Fashion houses hit by combination of adverse forces

Ukip victory puts Clacton in spotlight

Deprived seaside town provided fertile ground for anti-establishment, anti-politics

Dark times for US coal industry

Environmental regulations and shale gas competition pose serious threat

Slideshow: China in Spain

Investments flow in, but personal sacrifice and family networks are pivotal to success

Legal Innovator of the Year award 2014

See the 2014 winner and the shortlisted Innovative Lawyers

Churchill the artist

Paintings by wartime leader offered to the nation