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A mangrove finch, one of just 80 left in the Galapagos

Scientists raid mangrove finch nests as they battle to save birds discovered by Charles Darwin from extinction

Fledgings are being reared in laboratories as the species is in peril on the Galapagos Islands

The Jeremy Clarkson saga revolves around whether the value of his on-screen entertainment outweighs the off-screen misbehaviour.

Jeremy Clarkson hints again at possible Top Gear exit after 'fracas' and compares his departure to 'the dinosaurs becoming extinct'

The Top Gear presenter implies he is a 'dinosaur' and says 'the day must come when you have to wave goodbye to the big monsters'

The Queen joined veterans and the families of the war dead for the service of commemoration

UK's Afghanistan war effort honoured in service at St Paul's Cathedral

The Queen and the Prime Minister joined veterans and the families of the war dead for a service of commemoration

The campaign group Sigoma uses Game of Thrones as the basis for their 'Game of Cuts' video

Councils using Game of Thrones spoof to highlight treatment of poorest regions

The 'Game of Cuts' campaign is targeted at the London elite

Phyllis Sortor, an American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria, has been released

US missionary Reverend Phyllis Sortor freed after kidnapping in Nigeria

Phyllis Sortor, of the Free Methodist Church, was abducted by gunmen on 23 February

Two bodies were discovered by climbers on the Pico de Orizaba

Mummified bodies discovered on Mexican peak may be climbers who went missing 55 years ago

A team of seven were caught in an avalanche in 1959

Among those who had assets frozen and were banned from entering Europe are a businessman who acts as an oil&gas middleman between Isis and the Assad regime, and chemical-weapon attack organisers.

Syria crisis: EU slaps sanctions on several people and organisations propping up Assad regime

A businessman who acts as an oil & gas middleman between Isis and Assad is among those who had assets frozen and were banned from entering Europe

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey contracted the disease after volunteering with Save the Children in Sierra Leone

British Ebola nurse appears on misconduct charge over whether symptoms were concealed

Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola, has been summoned for a hearing by the nursing regulator

Russian police investigate the the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader

Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin

He was shot by four times near the Kremlin while walking with a woman, news websites claimed

Sir Cliff Richard’s legal team have accused the Home Affairs Committee and its chairman Keith Vaz of unfairly causing the singer “extremely damaging” media coverage

Sir Cliff Richard's legal team complain of causing singer 'extremely damaging' media coverage of sex abuse allegations

The accusation followed the release of a letter revealing the investigation into an allegation against the singer of child sex abuse has 'increased significantly'

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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

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Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

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Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
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Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
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The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
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