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Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels take strategic port of Novoazovsk on the Azov Sea

Move raises fears the separatists are seeking to create a land link between Russia and Crimea

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Footage from secret meeting reveals spread of Calabrian ’Ndrangheta Mafia into Switzerland and Germany

Rare insight into a secret world shows crime boss boasting of ‘extortion, cocaine, heroin’ as he welcomes new recruits

Roberto Calderoli has suffered a series of health scares since the video of the curse

Italy's Deputy Senate Speaker who compared country's first black minister to an 'orang-utan' claims he is 'cursed' by African spirits after spell of bad luck

Roberto Calderoli claims video evidence from the Congo shows Cécile Kyenge’s father - a tribal leader - putting a 'macumba' on him as punishment for the insult

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed

MH17: Forensic experts identify 173 victims of Malaysia Airlines crash

Experts have been working for weeks to identify the remains of the 298 people who died onboard flight MH17

Christine Lagarde leaving the French Republic Justice Court (CJR) in Paris, on Tuesday night

IMF chief Christine Lagarde formally accused of negligence by French fraud investigators

The IMF chief Christine Lagarde has vowed to fight a formal accusation that she “acted negligently” and permitted an alleged €400m fraud when she was French finance minister in 2008.

François Hollande and his new government will be trying to reinvent a French left and centre-left

French government reshuffle: President Hollande ejects opponents of economic reforms in new ‘clarified’ cabinet

Vocal opponents of austerity have been purged, but will this be the last throw of the dice for the least popular administration since 1958?

Cam's man: Polish PM Donald Tusk

President of the European Council: David Cameron backs Polish PM Donald Tusk for the post

It will be a crucial appointment as Mr Cameron tries to win concessions for Britain before the in/out referendum on EU membership he has promised in 2017

Undated handout photo issued by the World Health Organization of Glenn Thomas one of the British victims killed when the flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, who has been formally identified, the Foreign Office said.

MH17: Body of British victim and former BBC journalist Glenn Thomas identified

Mr Thomas was among the 298 people killed onboard flight MH17

Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko shake hands in Minsk

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin threatens trade sanctions over neighbour's EU trade deal

Kiev demands halt to Russian arms shipments at tense meeting of regional leaders in Minsk

A still from footage showing a schoolgirl trapped under a tram in Dublin

Video shows girl trapped under tram on Dublin's Luas network

Passers-by co-operated to free the girl

Ukrainian Leonid Stadnik has died aged 44

Former 'World's Tallest Man' Leonid Stadnyk dies aged 44

Leonid Stadnyk shunned the spotlight

Jean-Claude Juncker and Lord Hill

Britain could miss out on top EU job because of male nomination

Incoming president of the European Union indicated women would be given leading roles, warning several states over their nominations

Ukrainian forces clashed with an armoured column of Russian tanks, as Moscow announced plans for a new aid convoy to assist pro-Russian rebels

Ukraine crisis: Russian soldiers captured in conflict area crossed border 'by accident'

Group of 10 Russian soldiers were captured in east of Ukraine

Ukrainian forces clashed with an armoured column of Russian tanks, as Moscow announced plans for a new aid convoy to assist pro-Russian rebels

Ukraine crisis: President calls snap elections amid invasion fears after claims Russian tanks have crossed border

Kiev’s parliament dissolved after claims Russian tanks have crossed border fears of invasion force seizing link to Crimea

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga hit by largest earthquake since eruption fears began

Scientists say migrating magma could reach surface and cause eruption

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
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... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
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10 best cycling bags for commuters

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Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?
Rachael Lander interview: From strung out to playing strings

From strung out to playing strings

Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander’s career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright. Now she’s playing with Elbow and Ellie Goulding
The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

A big fat surprise about nutrition?

The science linking saturated fats to heart disease and other health issues has never been sound. Nina Teicholz looks at how governments started advising incorrectly on diets
Emmys 2014 review: Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars

Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars?

The recent Emmy Awards are certainly glamorous, but they can't beat their movie cousins