Majid Mohamed

Majid has been a member of The Independent's online editorial team since December 2007. A European football fanatic, he is especially interested in the Dutch game.

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Kenya's deputy president William Ruto pleads not guilty as trial over 'crimes against humanity' starts

First serving official to appear at the ICC alleged to have orchestrating the deadly violence in the aftermath of elections in 2007

1 - Denmark: A canal in the Nyhaven area of in Copenhagen

Revealed: The world's happiest nations as political upheaval sees Egypt fall in rankings

Northern Europe leads but residents of Sub-Saharan Africa are the least satisfied with their lives

Andrew Cole with Des Kelly on BT Sport show Life's A Pitch

Life's A Pitch: BT creates credible sports broadcaster from scratch

The Independent goes behind the scenes

Artist's rendition of a settlement on Mars

200,000 apply for one-way mission to colonise Mars - but only four can become the first human settlers of the Red Planet

Applications from 140 different countries for seven-month journey with astronauts set to lift off in 2022

Controversial Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom

Gaffe-prone ‘Bongo Bongo Land’ Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom in case of mistaken identity on Twitter

Controversial politician mistakes Channel 4 News’ economics editor for presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy in Twitter post

Iran cabinet ministers all sign up to Facebook - despite social media site being banned

Hope of a more open approach to the internet from new government after 15 ministers sign-up

The British soldier fell 1,000 metres from a precipice on Mont Blanc

British soldier killed after Mont Blanc plunge

An off-duty British soldier has died after falling 1,000 metres (3,280ft) while climbing in the Italian Alps, according to reports.

Leaked images reveal inside story of dramatic capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev

New photographs show fugitive cornered by police four days after the attack which killed three and wounded more than 150

Black magic murder: Fury in India over killing of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar

Narendra Dabholkar received threats for his work against mysticism and spirituality

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How did our legends really begin?

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A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on