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All women polled said they experienced unwanted sexual attention on transport in Paris

Every woman in Paris polled in survey has experienced sexual harassment on trains

Half of 600 women said that they were sexually harassed before the age of 18

18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland

The sex toy is around 300-years-old and is filled with bristles

Shipwrecked migrants disembark from a rescue vessel as they arrive in the Italian port of Augusta in Sicily on April 16, 2015.

Muslim migrants 'threw Christians overboard during row on boat from Libya to Italy', say police

Police said 15 had been arrested on suspicion of multiple homicide aggravated by religious hatred

A person holds a portrait during a march on April 16, 2015 in Calais, northern France, in homage to a nine-year-old girl who was killed a day before.

Polish man admits kidnapping, raping and murdering 9-year-old girl after she shot a water pistol at him

Witnesses said the man seized the girl by the neck and dragged her into his car

Despite the ceasefire taking hold across much of the country, parts remain bitterly contested

Ukraine crisis: Life in a bitterly contested village that has changed sides repeatedly throughout the conflict

Most residents in Shyrokyne have been forced to flee from the constant shelling, while the few who remain live in constant fear

Apu Gupta was swept away by the massive wave

Woman miraculously survives 40ft drop after being swept by wave on Irish island of Aran - video

The Indian student Apu Gupta escaped with only a fractured ankle and cuts and bruises

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) takes part in a live broadcast nationwide call-in in Moscow April 16, 2015

Vladimir Putin Q&A round-up: 12 things we learned from the Russian President's call-in

Mr Putin is a terrible marriage counsellor and doesn't want to be cloned

The original Schindler's list, after its arrival in Israel in 1999

Who owns Schindler’s List? Jerusalem court to rule in fight over effects of German industrialist made famous by Oscar-winning Spielberg film

The documents are highly valuable – a copy was listed on eBay in 2013 for $3m

Night Wolves: Pro-Putin biker gang sparks anger with plans to ride across Europe

Ultra-nationalist biker gang the Night Wolves plans to ride across Europe to commemorate World War Two, in a move which the Polish Prime Minister calls a 'provocation'

Earthworms rain down from skies over Norway, puzzling scientists

Popular theories on how they got there include violent weather phenomena such as water spouts

The world's lodestar: Google headquarters in Mount View, California

Google takes on EU anti-trust case with charts showing how weak it is

Search giant has seized the opportunity of a huge EU anti-trust case to also show off how well it's doing

Vladimir Putin Q&A trailer: This is how all political events should be publicised

Video: The buildup to the latest Vladimir Putin Q&A has all the trappings of a movie blockbuster

Vladimir Putin Q&A live: Watch the Russian president answer questions from the public

Video: Last year, the Russian leader spoke for three hours 55 minutes

The 1.18-metre mop and matching bucket went on sale at Balclis, the leading Spanish auction house

First commercially available mop and bucket on sale for €300 at Spanish auction house

The 1956 invention proved so successful that 60 million were sold in a little over a decade - but claims they helped women's struggle for equality are shaky

Migrants rescued in recent days originated from countries in the Horn of Africa, Subsaharan Africa and West Africa

Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: Death rate rises 50-fold since end of Italy's Mare Nostrum search and rescue mission, say refugee organisations

Latest shipwreck leaves 400 dead as campaigners demand EU action to deal with unprecedented flow of boats

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Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
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Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

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
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

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

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

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