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Prince Charles to visit site where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was murdered by IRA

The royals will meet the family of a local boy who also died in the IRA attack

Pro-Russia militant fires his weapon in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk. File photo

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The Rago Viaduct, one of the highest bridges on the A3 highway

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Kheda Goilabiyeva, 17, marries police chief Nazhud Guchigov in Grozny on Saturday in what some claim is a forced marriage

Chechen wedding of feared police chief and teenage bride shows how regions' warlord leader refuses to dance to Moscow's tune

The Kremlin is keen to cut Ramzan Kadyrov down to size – even though Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to stand by him in an attempt to avoid destabilising the region

Vice-president of European Commission Frans Timmermans speaks during a press conference in Strasbourg on Tuesday

European Commission moves to cut red tape by overhauling rule-making procedure

Officials have promised new safeguards to prevent useless laws being created

Joe Caslin's mural on a castle in County Galway was installed days before the referendum

Huge mural of embracing female lovers put on Irish castle to support gay marriage referendum

Artist Joe Caslin depicted a male couple in another enormous work in Dublin

Natasha Poly shows she's wearing heels upon arrival for the screening of the film Carol at Cannes, 17 May 2015 (AP)

Cannes Film Festival defends 'reminding' women at red-carpet events to wear heels

Guests reported being told to change if they wore flats

The police arrested five men in Tarragona

Serbian gang arrested in Spain on suspicion of kidnapping man after he refused to give them his kidney

A study by the World Health Organisation in 2013 reported that there were 10,000 black market operations globally

Cate Blanchett and director Todd Haynes turn to help Rooney Mara upon arrival for the screening of the film Carol at the Cannes Film Festival, 17 May 2015

Cannes Film Festival rejects women from red-carpet screening of pro-LGBT romance 'Carol' for not wearing high heels

Women, some with medical conditions, 'turned away for wearing flats'

Mutlu Kaya was reportedly shot in her home on Monday

Teenager Mutlu Kaya 'shot in the head' after appearing on Turkish TV talent show

The 19-year-old is in a critical condition after the attack

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist, Renald Luzier aka Luz, speaks during the Charlie Hebdo press conference held at the Liberation offices in Paris on January 13, 2015 in Paris, France.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist 'Luz' resigns because job is 'too much to bear' after massacre

'Each issue is torture because the others are gone,' he said

Aleksey Mozgovoi is a leading rebel commander in Alchevsk, in eastern Ukraine, known to be on difficult terms with the Kremlin-appointed separatist leadership of the Luhansk People’s Republic

Ukraine crisis: Separatist rebel commander Aleksey Mozgovoi says he is 'ready for more deaths' - and warns ceasefire with Kiev won't hold

Separatist commander Aleksey Mozgovoi has a fearsome reputation and a bounty on his head in the rebel badlands of the Luhansk People’s Republic. He tells Oliver Carroll in Alchevsk that hopes for a lasting Ukraine ceasefire are minimal

The gang tried to force the man to sell one of his kidneys for 6,000 euro (£4,300)

Spanish gang tried to force man to sell his kidney for £4,000

Alleged buyer was a leader of a criminal gang whose son had kidney problems

The deaths of the two teenagers ignited three weeks of rioting across France in 2005

French police officers cleared over teens' deaths that sparked 2005 Paris riots

The teenagers' families cried out as the verdict was delivered, with Zyed Benna's older brother Adel shouting 'Shame on you!' as the officers were lead away

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