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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

Marouane Fellaini celebrates bringing the scores level
James Rodriguez celebrates scoring for Colombia

World Cup 2014: The best goal celebrations of the tournament so far

Goal celebrations at the World Cup can live longer in the memory than the goals themselves.

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform