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Luis Suarez: Adidas remove advert of Liverpool striker on Copacabana beach after queues form to have picture taken with it

The image of a snarling Suarez was proving popular with fans - but not with the sportswear brand

James Rodriguez celebrates scoring for Colombia

World Cup 2014: The best goal celebrations of the group stage

From awkward flips to choreographed dances - the best celebrations of the tournament so far

Thomas Mueller comes together with Pepe

World Cup 2014: The most controversial and shocking moments of the group stage

A look back at the moments that got people talking

Cristiano Ronaldo: Was the Portugal striker the saddest man at the World Cup?

Not even a goal could bring a smile to his face

Andy Murray walks out to start a practice session on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray has experience to defend title, says former champion Stefan Edberg

Roger Federer's coach believes Murray has what it takes to win his second Wimbledon title this year, but he could face a challenge from the player he works with most closely

Luis Suarez holds his teeth while Giorgio Chiellini lies in pain

Luis Suarez bite: Fifa to investigate Suarez following incident with Giorgio Chiellini

Uruguayan appeared to bite Italian defender during Uruguay victory over Italy

David Villa shows his emotions after coming off for Spain against Australia

Australia vs Spain: David Villa in tears after being substituted at World Cup

The striker scored on his final appearance for La Roja

A couple of supporters celebrate a USA goal at a fan park in Chicago

World Cup 2014: More evidence that the USA are going crazy for 'soccer'

The United States were in action last night against Portugal

World Cup 2014: Fifa investigate image of fans wearing black face paint during Ghana vs Germany

Image posted on social media appears to be of Germany supporters

United States vs Portugal World Cup 2014: USA to put Cristiano Ronaldo 'in his place'

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann targets the world's best player

Day In a Page

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice
Hollywood targets Asian audiences as US films enjoy record-breaking run at Chinese box office

Hollywood targets Asian audiences

The world's second biggest movie market is fast becoming the Hollywood studios' most crucial
Grindr founder Joel Simkhai: 'I've found love on my dating app - and my mum keeps trying to hook me up!'

Grindr founder Joel Simkhai: 'I've found love on my dating app'

Five years on from its launch and Grindr is the world's most popular dating app for gay men. Its founder Joel Simkhai answers his critics, describes his isolation as a child
Autocorrect has its uses but it can go rogue with embarrassing results - so is it time to ditch it?

Is it time to ditch autocorrect?

Matthew J X Malady persuaded friends to message manually instead, but failed to factor in fat fingers and drunk texting
10 best girls' summer dresses

Frock chick: 10 best girls' summer dresses

Get them ready for the holidays with these cool and pretty options 
Westminster’s dark secret: Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and abuse of children were all seemingly lumped together

Westminster’s dark secret

Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and abuse of children were all seemingly lumped together
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Dulce et decorum est - a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Dulce et decorum est: a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality
Google tells popular music website to censor album cover art in 'sexually explicit content' ban

Naked censorship?

The strange case of Google, the music website and the nudity take-down requests
Howzat! 8 best cricket bats

Howzat! 8 best cricket bats

As England take on India at Trent Bridge, here is our pick of the high-performing bats to help you up your run-count this summer 
Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014 comment: David Luiz falls from leader figure to symbol of national humiliation

David Luiz falls from leader figure to symbol of national humiliation

Captain appears to give up as shocking 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat threatens ramifications in Brazil