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President Vladimir Putin of Russia in action during a Nignt Hockey League match on 16 May 2015 in Sochi, Russia.

President Putin scores eight goals in all-star Ice-Hockey match

Twitter thinks he may have had some help from the legends he was playing with

Ireland predicted to vote for gay marriage next week, latest polls suggest

Ireland only decriminalised homosexuality in 1993

A photo taken on July 24, 2012 shows the Mayor of Venelles, Robert Chardon

French mayor suspended after calling for Islam to be banned

Robert Chardon tweeted the extreme view as part of a discussion with former president Nicolas Sarkozy

Cyclists make their way through the city streets on 11 May 2009 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Isis fighters are taking advantage of the migrant boat crisis in the Mediterranean

Isis fighters posing as refugees are being smuggled to Europe on migrant boats, report says

Militants have reportedly seized control of boats leaving northern Africa, taking a profit and smuggling their own members on board

Sharon Wood, with her children’s father, Neil Shepherd (left), and her husband, Paul (right), outside Wakefield Coroner’s Court on Wednesday

Thomas Cook confirms it received costs payout over Corfu gas deaths

'It seems our children's lives are worth only a fraction of Thomas Cook's reputation'

Gangi, in Sicily, is just 120 km away from Palermo

Italian mayors sell off houses for £1 in hope of keeping villages alive

There is a catch, as most of the houses up for sale need thousands in renovations

A Proton-M rocket, carrying three Russian Glonass-M navigation satellites, blasts off from the Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on 2 September 2010.

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes over Siberia

The malfunctioning rocket 'burnt up almost entirely in the atmosphere'

Ingeborg Rapoport, 102, is the oldest person to earned a Doctorate degree

German woman, 102, gets doctorate – 77 years after Nazis stopped her first attempt

Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was refused into her oral exam in Hamburg in 1938 because she was Jewish

Greek Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades

Cyprus leaders restart peace talks

Cyprus’s rival leaders have vowed to “work tirelessly” for a swift peace accord, a United Nations envoy said, after relaunching talks aimed at ending the Mediterranean island nation’s four decades of division.

In Rennes in March, the state prosecution again insisted that there was no evidence to convict the two officers.

Ghosts of the Paris riots: France waits to see if court clears police officers of failing to help boys whose deaths sparked 2005 unrest

The death of two boys while being pursued by police sparked cataclysmic unrest in 2005. Now the country is on edge again as a court decides whether the officers could have saved them

The Nazis’ answer to Butlin’s; the seaside apartments at New Prora

New Prora: Luxury flats on a German island with all mod cons... and a past as a Nazi holiday camp

With estate agents waxing lyrical about the “smell of the sea, the scent of pines and  panoramic views of nature” you could almost be forgiven for forgetting the sinister past of  the luxury Baltic seaside apartments at New Prora, which were purpose built for 20,000 members of Adolf Hitler’s Aryan “master race”.

Dramas such as ‘Deutschland 83’ are ushering in a new golden age

Deutschland 83: Scandinavian TV takes a backseat as new show ushers in golden age for German TV dramas

Deutschland 83 is the tip of the iceberg - suddenly the whole world seems to want German TV

Protesters took to the streets in the days following Boris Nemtsov's murder

PayPal shuts down account of Russian activists seeking to publish anti-Kremlin report

PayPal says that it is unable to host accounts for activists in Russia

Charlie Hebdo's journalist Zineb El Rhazoui (C) attends the funeral ceremony of French cartoonist and Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane 'Charb' Charbonnier, on January 16, 2015 in Pontoise, outside Paris.

Charlie Hebdo accused of hypocrisy after suspending journalist critical of extremism

Zineb El Rhazoui (pictured centre) said that she has been suspended and called to a possible dismissal hearing for an unspecified 'serious fault'

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
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Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

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Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
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The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
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Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
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The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
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Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
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The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
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On your marks: 5 best running glasses

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'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada