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Alberto Nisman shooting: Journalist Damian Pachter flees Argentina in fear for his life after breaking the story

The journalist credited with being the first to report the shooting death of a controversial Argentine prosecutor has fled the country, saying that he feared for his life. On Sunday night he arrived in Israel.

‘My brothers in Paradise tell me what I must do,’ said Joan of Arc, who claimed that her orders came from saints and angels

The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back

One night, during her first year at the University of Sheffield, Rachel Waddingham struggled to fall asleep. She could hear three middle-aged men she didn’t know talking about her downstairs. “They were saying, ‘She’s stupid, she’s ugly, I wish she would kill herself’,” she remembers. “I was angry and went down to challenge them, but no one was there. They kept laughing and saying, ‘She’ll never find us.’”

Friends of Lord Brittan, who died last week, said his final months had been clouded by a ‘smear campaign’

Leon Brittan sex abuse allegations: Two come forward to claim they were abused by former Home Secretary

Leon Brittan was today accused of “multiple child rape” as detailed accusations of sex abuse were levelled against the late former Home Secretary for the first time.

Visitors at Auschwitz in the snow. A ceremony today will mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation by the Soviet army in 1945

Auschwitz survivors remember the horror of the camp 70 years on: 'In there you got used to anything'

Jozef Paczynski recalls the “welcome” speech the deputy commandant of Auschwitz gave on his arrival there in 1940, down to the last chilling word. Surrounded by SS guards with machine guns, the then 20-year-old captured Polish soldier stood with other new prisoners at the death camp’s railway station.

Sammie Welch with her three-year-old son Rylan Harms as she received a handwritten letter from a stranger when she was travelling with Rylan on a busy First Great Western train from Birmingham to Plymouth

Young mother starts Facebook search to find man who passed her note praising her parenting skills

A young mother is trying to get in touch with a stranger who passed her a note praising her parenting skills and £5 so she could “have a drink on me”.

Tarik Kafala, head of BBC Arabic, said the term was too ‘loaded’ and ‘value-laden’

Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', says head of BBC Arabic Tarik Kafala

The Islamists who committed the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris should be not be described as “terrorists” by the BBC, a senior executive at the corporation has said.

Russell Brand says he'd vote for Syriza

Greece elections: David Cameron warns of greater economic uncertainty across Europe - but Russell Brand says he'd vote for Syriza

David Cameron has warned that the victory of a radical anti-austerity party in the Greek elections will “increase economic uncertainty across Europe”, as British left-wingers celebrated.

Howard Marks has been diagnosed with inoperable cancer, he has announced

Howard 'Mr Nice' Marks reveals he has inoperable cancer: 'I've had an incredible life'

Infamous drug smuggler-turned-author Howard Marks has revealed he has inoperable bowel cancer, but says he has had “an incredible life” and “come to terms with [the diagnosis]”.

Paul Bettany, Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow on The Ellen Show

Ellen DeGeneres leads Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany in revealing game of Never Have I Ever

Gone are the days of talk shows past when the likes of Michael Parkinson got celebrities to open up about childhood trauma, their sex lives and most mortifying moments. These days it’s all casual chit-chat and self-promotion.

Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean who drives a Mini. The actor is selling a McLaren 'supercar' for up to £10m

Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost

Rowan Atkinson might have successfully driven a car by sitting in a comfortable armchair strapped to its roof rack as Mr Bean, but the comedy actor wasn’t quite as lucky with a McLaren “supercar” which he crashed in 2011 and which is said to have cost him nearly £1 million to repair.

Suited and booted in the Lanvin show at the Paris menswear collections

Paris Fashion Week: Skirting the issue for the stylish boys' brigade

The focus of the past week has ostensibly been les hommes rather than les femmes – these are the autumn/winter 2015 menswear collections, after all – but there have frequently been crossovers.

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