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A Russian military parade in Red Square, Moscow

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash exclusive: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Moscow

The Government was last night accused of double standards over arms sales to Russia after it emerged that officials have approved a massive increase in weaponry to be sold to the country to more than £130m.

University of Birmingham suspends two students for nine months after peaceful protest

The University of Birmingham has suspended two students for their involvement in a peaceful protest at the university last year.

Palestinian men remove goods from the rubble of a destroyed store located on the ground floor of a building hit by an Israeli air strike

Israel-Gaza conflict: Families search for a place of safety from the violence, but the frontline is everywhere in Gaza

A body hung, caught in a white bedsheet, from the fifth floor of what was left of Salam Towers this afternoon. It was of a woman, one of 11 killed when two missiles slammed into the high-rise building in the centre of Gaza City on Monday night. The emergency services were still trying to retrieve the remains without sending huge chunks of the precarious structure crashing down.

Oldknow Academy, one of the Birmingham Schools at the centre of the 'Trojan Horse' affair

Trojan Horse schools: Teachers to be barred for not 'protecting British values'

Teachers face being barred from the profession if they fail to protect British values in their schools, new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan declared today.

Marthijn Uitenboogaard of MARTIJN right, and Dutch writer Anton Dautzenberg, a club member, during a press conference in The Hague in March 2012.

Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights

The Dutch paedophile society Vereniging MARTIJN is planning to appeal their case at the European Court of Human Rights after being banned by the Supreme Court of The Netherlands last April. The club’s lawyer has announced that the case will be put to the European judges no later than October this year.

A postman found the rabbit in a postbox in Maltby, South Yorkshire

RSPCA to launch investigation into 'silly prank' after stolen pet rabbit found in postbox

A stolen rabbit found in a postbox as part of a “silly prank” has been returned to its owner.

A 1930 image of the Karl Albrecht Spiritousen and Lebensmittel shop, Essen. The shop was opened by Karl and Theo Albrecht’s mother; the brothers later founded Aldi

The story of Karl Albrecht, the man who destroyed Tesco

The removal this week of Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke more than anything signals just how seriously the retail giant’s shareholders are treating the difficulties from which new boss Dave Lewis must now try to extricate the troubled group.

Standing the test of time: Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in 'Back to the Future'

Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

Secret Cinema, you feel, is becoming something of a misnomer. In 2007, the format launched with a one-off screening of Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park, bringing the film's skater milieu to life in a disused railway tunnel. Four hundred people turned up, and an idea – that movies could be enhanced by creating a corresponding world for the audience to explore as they watched – was born.

A scene from 'Titus Andronicus' at the Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre takes out 100 audience members with its gory Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus, the “grotesquely violent” Shakespearean tale of revenge, has 14 deaths, many violently bloody, as well as rape and mutilation.

Viv Albertine: Punk’s female pioneer on The Slits, violence, ‘bumbling’ Sid Vicious and why men have become complacent

The Slits were one of the emerging punk scene’s defining bands.

Stir crazy: Noel Fielding in 'Luxury Comedy 2: Tales from Painted Hawaii'

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

Noel Fielding is standing, dressed in an apron, on the set of his E4 show. A bijou Hawaiian coffee shop has been meticulously re-created inside a vast warehouse at Three Mills Studio and as we watch from behind the monitor, the show's star, in character as the proprietor of the Luxury Coffee Shop on the side of a volcano, breaks off from the action, turns to camera and attempts to explain the plot of the episode thus far: "OK, so let's get this straight. Because I chose to set the coffee shop in Hawaii on the edge of a volcano, I now have to sacrifice one of my characters to the volcano. Otherwise, the locals, who are the cast of Magnum PI, will sacrifice me. I mean, who wrote this?" Welcome to the freaky world of Noel Fielding.

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