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The last time the Yamaguchi-gumi split in 1984, 25 people including a police officer were killed in gang clashes, while 70 others were injured
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Have pubs been ruined by too many children?
Good Pub Guide found they were customers' number one complaint
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Dark matter: night shifters used to be mainly men in factories, but now those who keep the wheels turning are a varied group
Simon Usborne talks to experts and workers about the human deficit of the all-hours culture
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AirBnB is hugely popular
It was not a welcome home that anyone would have wanted
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Business Secretary Sajid Javid
Pair warn Business Secretary Sajid Javid appears to have turned to Thatcherite doctrine
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Investigators said 'with certainty' the flaperon was part of missing plane
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People’s Liberation Army soldiers march on Tiananmen Square at a military parade in Beijing
Xi Jinping surprises observers at parade marking the end of WWII by declaring that 300,000 troops will be cut from the 2.3 million-strong People's Liberation Army
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‘Sexting’ clearly has its risks

A cautionary tale from for anyone who has ever sent an intimate message

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Men often have more than one girlfriend in Dongguan, China
One man said the situation was 'very normal'
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Joe Biden speaking at Miami Dade College, one of a number of public appearances which have been interpreted as a belated leap into the Democratic presidential nomination race
With Hillary Clinton mired in an investigation into her emails, some Democrats would like the 72-year-old to join the race
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French farmers converge on Paris, driving their tractors on the motorway. Hundreds of tractors were heading towards Paris for a protest where French farmers will call for more help with low prices and high costs in the European Union's largest agricultural producer country
Manuel Valls pledges €3bn aid package over next two years
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A large and aggressive tarantula which was found by a man in a parcel addressed to his new home. The homeowner received the Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater - the third largest spider in the world - in a 'Return to Sender' package intended for the previous owner of his property in Bristol
Creature was found in a 'Return to Sender' package intended for property's previous owner
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Nottinghamshire County Council's 9,000 employees will not be able to smoke at any time

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House share rents are now topping £1,000 a month in some parts of the capital, but there are still areas where rooms can be found for about £500 a month - you just have to know where to look... 

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Head to this once-gritty part of north-west London to find the cool bars, cafés and smart period homes that are a magnet for pop stars and footballers, arty professionals and City workers.

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This six-bedroom home in Cheshire comes with a cinema, gym and sauna, an indoor swimming pool and, of course, a football pitch...

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For a quick commute, good schools and extra space, head down the Hastings line.

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In reverse order, starting with Lambeth, here are the capital's top 10 prime boroughs... 

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Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
8 best children's clocks

Tick-tock: 8 best children's clocks

Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement