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Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins arrives for a press conference at the Paris court following the arrest of Sid Ahmed Ghlam, an IT student who allegedly planned a church attack in France

France detains three new suspects linked to alleged terror plot to attack Paris churches

Sid Ahmed Ghlam is suspected of planning an attack on a church in Villejuif, south of Paris and of shooting and killing a woman nearby

Kazakhstan's President and presidential candidate Nursultan Nazarbayev casts a ballot during a snap presidential election in Astana

Kazakhstan election: President Nursultan Nazarbayev confident of retaining power in poll

Elections have been criticised as a 'staged show and buffoonery'

Alain Juppé is concerned the name change would help his political rival

French centre-right in revolt over Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to rename UMP as Les Republicains

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy faces a new obstacle to his return to power: growing opposition to his attempt to rename his centre-right party “Les Républicains”.

Spanish politician Luis Alberto Nicol·s strips for a poster campaign

Spanish politicians strip off on campaign posters to push 'transparency' in a corrupt world

The Spanish economy is struggling to emerge from the nuclear winter that was the economic crisis, and, it seems, a new corruption scandal emerges all the time

Antonis Deligiorgis rescues Wegasi Nebiat an Eritrean migrant from the Aegean sea

Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach

Antonis Deligiorgis swam out to rescue migrants whose boat was sinking

A watch-tower is seen behind barbed wire fence at the green-border near the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point between Bulgaria and Turkey

Europe's new iron curtains: Motivated by fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration, walls are being constructed once again

All over Eastern Europe – from Ukraine, to Poland, to Bulgaria – Soviet-style 'iron curtains' are celebrating a renaissance

Russian women jailed for twerking at memorial

Three Russian women have been sentenced to prison for twerking in front of a World War Two memorial

Putin-backed Night Wolves biker group barred from Poland over security fears

The Polish prime minister called the planned route a 'provocation'

Waka and a group of other young men ran into a smuggling gang who promised to help but instead held them for days in a warehouse near the coast

Migrant crisis: Those who survive the perilous journey across the Mediterranean face a new problem on arriving in Europe

In austerity-ravaged Italy there is no dolce vita. Jobs are scarce, and Sicily is a place that Italians must leave to find work

Prayers at Saturday's Anzac Day service at London’s Wellington Arch

Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli's beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice

Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, left, attended a commemorative ceremony marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in Eceabat, Turkey

Gallipoli centenary: The world unites in homage to the fallen Anzacs

Leaders and dignitaries attend ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the opening of a campaign that helped shape three nations

Migrant crisis: Libyan boat carrying 330 migrants lands in Sicily

They will be the latest of the 25,000 migrants who have arrived in Italy this year

Hermann Goering and his daughter Edda, pictured in 1950

Hermann Goering's daughter fails to reclaim items looted by Nazi deputy during WWII

Bavarian government apparently refused Edda Goering's request after only a few minutes

Visitors from Australia and New Zealand attend a dawn ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli, at Anzac Cove on April 25

Gallipoli centenary: Thousands gather in Turkey to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day

It is 100 years since the Gallipoli Campaign against the Ottoman Empire

Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin in Yerevan

In Armenia, the plea rang out: never forget our tragedy

Putin and Hollande take pride of place as a nation mourns, reports Andrew Connelly from Yerevan

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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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At dawn, the young remember the young

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Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
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Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
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Confessions of a former PR man

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Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
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The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
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