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The flagship of Russia's Nothern Fleet, heavy nuclear missile cruiser 'Pyotr Veliky'

Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'

Northern Fleet vessels last reported to have entered the Channel in November

A RC-135 Reconnaissance plane.

Russian fighter jet 'intercepts' US Air Force reconnaissance plane over Baltic Sea

The US slammed the move as 'unsafe'

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson share a moment in the first Twilight film; The Vatican is being warned of “beautiful young vampires” encouraging young people to dabble with occult forces

Exorcists warn Vatican over 'beautiful young vampires' and satanic yoga

Father Cesare Truqui says that dioceses in Italy and beyond were experiencing a surge in reports of symptoms of possession

Russia wants to ban internet memes that mock Vladimir Putin

Memes can apparently harm the 'honour, dignity and business' of public figures

40 towns and villages were affected by the massive blaze

At least 15 dead as massive grass fire rips through Siberian towns and villages - Video

More than 70 people received treatment for burns and smoke inhalation

Hundreds flock to beach in respect after a 13-year-surfer is killed in another shark attack on Reunion

Elio Canestri was described as a promising up and coming surfer

65-year-old woman set to become oldest person to give birth to triplets

Anna Raunigk has already had thirteen children and underwent IVF late last year because her youngest daughter wanted a younger sibling

People are turning to increasingly ingenious ways to get narcotics into the lucrative European market

Unhappy landings for drug mules at Madrid airport

An entire orchestra from Venezuela, a man dressed as a priest using the Bible to hide his stash and another who had cocaine in his false leg – all were among 364 people caught last year at Madrid airport trying to smuggle drugs into Spain – and, according to officials, it is the normal-looking people they suspect most.

Carwyn Scott-Howell, seven, was a competent skier

Carwyn Scott-Howell tribute: Family remember 'very daring outgoing determined little boy' who was 'very competent skier'

Statement from family explains that Carwyn had gone on ahead from the group after his sister lost her ski on a jump,

A Germanwings plane headed for Milan was evacuated at Cologne-Bonn airport after a bomb threat against the flight was received

Germanwings plane from Cologne-Bonn to Milan evacuated after bomb scare

Police said sniffer dogs found no sign of explosives

British expat David King may have been 'murdered' over stolen vegetables spat

David King had lived in Normandy for 15 years before he was killed

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Spain's hologram protest: Thousands join virtual march in Madrid against new gag law

'You will only be allowed to express yourself if you become a hologram'

British boy who died on family skiing holiday in French Alps named as Carwyn Scott-Howell from Brecon

The 7-year-old boy fell nearly 50m to his death after skiing alone

Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, with her father, Jean-Marie

The Le Pen family's battle for the soul of France's far right Front National party

Jean-Marie Le Pen's loathsome remarks in a magazine interview have put his daughter Marine's leadership on notice

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

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

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
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

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

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions