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Once a story has been published on a local Russian news forum the troll army goes to work by dividing into teams of three: one plays the ‘villain’ criticising the authorities with the other two debate with him and support government officials
Hundreds of workers are paid around £500 a month and required to write at least 135 comments per day
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More than 7,000 cities worldwide are taking part in Earth Hour
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Unidentified man claims that he was 'physically assaulted'
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Saudi-led air strikes rain down on Iranian-allied rebels
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Tribal gunmen in the capital Sanaa show support for the Shia Houthi militia and their opposition to the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen
As a Saudi-led coalition wades into the fight for Yemen, Robert Fisk examines the repercussions of the conflict
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Technical issues are widely reported
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Apple CEO Timothy Cook
But only after paying for his ten-year-old nephew’s university education
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Ellen Pao’s discrimination suit may have emboldened other female employees in Silicon Valley (Reuters)
Former partner in venture capitl firm takes to Twitter
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The Tories are aiming to meet George Osborne’s commitment to save £12bn from the welfare budget by 2017-18
Proposals include regional cap and taxing disability allowances, but party now disowns the blueprint
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Space agencies will work together to build the next international space station
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Otis Goldsmith, 49, served with Northants Police for 28 years
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The marbles on display at the British Museum. If Greece accepted a loan it would be tacit acceptance of British ownership
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Almost 50 MPs were accused last night of claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in expenses for renting and using hotels in London despite owning properties in the capital.
MPs were accused of claiming expenses for renting and using hotels in London despite owning properties in capital
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The Royal College of Midwives says all women who seek care for themselves and their babies should receive it
The NHS crackdown on 'health tourism' is having devastating impact on vulnerable, pregnant migrant women

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Letsby Avenue, Sheffield: An old joke made real as the address of South Yorkshire Police's operations centre

The Top Ten: Street names

This one started with Labour in Vain Yard, Norwich, noticed by Lucinda Hawksley. There are several No Name Streets, such as the one in Sandwich nominated by Michael C, and Neil Fitzgerald nominated Avenue Road, of which there are at least five in London.

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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing