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Reporter awkwardly sings 'Happy Birthday' to Angela Merkel, Chancellor responds with customary cool

The journalist, from German broadcaster ZDF, burst into the song much to the delight of the world leader

A German fan wears the national colors as he watches, with a beer in his hand, the FIFA World Cup 2014 final football match Germany vs Argentina played in Brazil during an outdoor viewing at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany on July 13, 2014.

Thousands of litres of beer stolen from German warehouse ahead of World Cup celebrations

300,000 litres of beer were stolen, according to police

A bull terrier, similar to the dog rescued in Oklahoma.

Loyal dog who refused to leave his dead owner's side in scorching heat is re-homed

The dog mourned for his owner at a kennel in the US

Prime Minister David Cameron arriving in Brussels

David Cameron's choice for Britain's EU commissioner receives lukewarm response

The Prime Minister named Lord Hill as Britain’s choice for one of the EU Commission jobs

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro in Havana, last week

Russia reaches deal with Cuba to reopen Cold War listening base on the Caribbean island

Relations with the United States have deteriorated over the crisis in Ukraine

A pro-Russia militant stands in a trench as he takes shelter from bombing by a Ukrainian army plane near the town of Marynivka, 100 km east of Donetsk

Ukraine crisis: At least 30 civilians killed in latest violence as government battles to control eastern regions

Deaths follow President Poroshenko's announcement that Kiev’s 'anti-terror operation' was entering a new phase aimed at 'liberating' Donetsk and Luhansk from pro-Russian rebels

A still from a video appearing to show a driver hit a man with his car

Video: BMW driver appears to crush elderly-looking man in hit-and-run incident

The Nissan driver appeared to reprimand the motorist before he was hit

The mysterious giant hole in Siberia

Giant hole appears at 'the end of the world' in Siberia

Scientists are being sent to Yamal to discover what caused the 80m crater

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on 14 June, 2013, ahead of the first anniversary of his arrival there on 19 June, 2012

Swedish court upholds Julian Assange's arrest warrant for sex claims

The WikiLeaks founder has previously said he still wouldn't leave the Ecuadorian Embassy

Bosnian woman of the 'Srebrenica Mothers Association' is hugged by a relative after the announcement of the verdict (EPA)

Netherlands liable for 300 deaths during Srebrenica massacre, court rules

Nation ordered to compensate families bereaved during Bosnian war

Anne-Sophie Leclère (right), a senior Front National municipal candidate in northern France, posted adjacent images on Facebook of a female chimpanzee and the justice minister, Christiane Taubira (left)

Former Front National candidate jailed for calling black minister a chimpanzee

In the severest sentence of its kind ever handed down in France, a former far-right local politician has been sentenced to nine months in prison for comparing a black cabinet minister to a chimpanzee.

David Cameron speaking in Brussels earlier this year

Cameron returns to Brussels hoping for better luck

After Juncker failure, PM expected to receive more sympathy over key EU poistions

Journalism students in Florida struggled without the latest version of Photoshop

Germany 'may use manual typewriters' to fight cyber espionage

The row over alleged US spying and NSA electronic surveillance continues

Russia will host the World Cup across 12 different stadiums in 11 different cities

World Cup 2018: World Cup to bankrupt Russia say Putin's political opponents

Critics say that they predict costs of the tournament will spiral out of control and the political and social situation in Russia might lead to key sponsors dropping their support

The skull (not pictured) could tell us more about life in the Stone Age

Archaeologists find '8,000-year-old human skull containing brain matter'

The bone remains could be those of a human from the Stone Age

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
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Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
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Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform