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File: Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, right, attends a banking conference in Athens with his wife Danae Stratou on 21 April

Greece's 'rock star' finance minister Yanis Varoufakis saved by hug from wife after 'anarchists' attack in Athens restaurant

Protesters tried 'to reach me without hitting her' before retreating, he says

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Trinity College Dublin zoology students made to resit finals exam after paper was accidentally posted online

Administrators only realised their mistake after the exam had been sat

Pope Francis greets UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday

British climate change sceptics who travelled to the Vatican interrupted by 'papal heavies' half-way through making their point

They are attending the summit in Rome with scientists from the Heartland Institute, a think-tank backed by the US philanthropist Charles Koch

Former Front National leader Jean-Marie Le Pen and his wealthy wife Jany in 2012

French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen accused of holding £1.4m in undeclared Swiss bank account

If proven, the allegations could be devastating politically for the Front National's controversial 'president of honour', and highly embarrassing for his daughter, Marine, who replaced him as party leader

Spanish ferry fire: Passengers abandon ship off Mallorca

The ministry statement did not say how many were aboard

Commuters prepare to travel on the District Line of the London Underground which is running a limited service due to industrial action on April 30, 2014 in London, England. At 9pm on April 28, 2014 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union commenced a 48 hour strike on the London Underground over plans to close all ticket offices with the loss of nearly 1000 jobs.

Commuting is as stressful as moving house, survey of European cities finds

People in Rome say it is worse than a break up

Finnish Border Guard ship, Turva, is seen guarding the waters near Helsinki, April 28, 2015. The Finnish military fired on Tuesday handheld underwater depth charges as a warning against a suspected submarine in waters near Helsinki

Finland fires warning shots at suspected foreign submarine spotted in waters near Helsinki

Defence Minister said he 'strongly suspects' there has been underwater activity 'that does not belong there'

David Wolnerman, 88, of Des Moines, and his wife, Jennie, are the last known survivors of the Nazi concentration camps left in central Iowa. Wolnerman is featured in “A Lucky Lie,” a book by a 12-year-old West Des Moines girl describing his experiences.

The Holocaust survivor and the 'Lucky Lie' that saved his life

Wolnerman had lied about his age when he stood in line at Auschwitz in 1940

Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor during a conciliatory handshake with former SS member Oskar Groening

Oskar Groening trial: Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor criticised by co-accusers for saying ex-SS officer should not face trial

Oskar Groening is accused of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 prisoners at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp

Italy has sought to crack down on human traffickers to help deal with the huge influx of migrants reaching its shores and the catastrophic numbers of deaths from their illegal shipping

Migrant crisis: Twenty Somalis convicted in Italy of smuggling people into northern Europe

Prosecutors in Sicily said the 20 men were part of a ring making 'large sums of money' smuggling Kenyans and Somalians into Italy

Salman Rushdie was the 2014 recipient of the PEN/Pinter Prize for outstanding literary achievement

Salman Rushdie: The authors boycotting event awarding Charlie Hebdo a prize for free speech are 'pussies'

Several authors will withdraw from the PEN American Center gala in protest at the decision to award the magazine

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission building in Brussels, Belgium.

EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds

Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German think tank, said leaving the EU would cost Britain £224bn

Prize poet: Alexander Pushkin

Pushkin Prizes: Exchange programme uniting Russian and Scottish writers a diplomatic 'bridge', says Putin representative to UK

The Pushkin Prizes give ten Scottish schoolchildren and two of their Russian peers the chance to spend a week at a creative writing centre near Inverness

Queen Elizabeth II leaves the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 5, 2015

'Queen Elizabeth is a punisher granny who drinks blood of rebels' babies' - Ukrainian MP

The monarch became the subject of the bizarre joke after accidentally wearing the colours of the country's flag

Oskar Groening: Holocaust survivor explains why she shook hand of 'Accountant of Auschwitz'

Eva Kor travelled over 4,000 miles from Indiana to shake the hand of Oskar Groening

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Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
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'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
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Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

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