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Miles Kington: Did you know the Second World War ended in the 1960s?

It has suddenly occurred to me that I have never brought you the answers to our great Christmas Quiz!

Capello has open mind on England captaincy

Fabio Capello gave no assurances to John Terry yesterday that he would remain the England captain – even hinting he would make a temporary appointment while he makes up his mind. In an uncompromising mood, the England manager said that all his players would be subject to a character assessment and none of them could take anything for granted.

Andorrans celebrate historic first victory

A classy strike from the midfielder Marc Bernaus gave Andorra their first victory in a competitive match with a surprise 1-0 win at home against Macedonia in a Group One World Cup qualifier yesterday.

What are the pitfalls in your ski resort?

Masami Takasago rounds up the latest advice from the Foreign Office on winter destinations

Football: Road to World Cup 2002: The obstacles that lie in wait

Phil Shaw assesses the nations blocking the paths of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland after yesterday`s draw in Tokyo

Cycling: Golden hue to Ullrich victory in the Vuelta

JAN ULLRICH secured victory in the Tour of Spain yesterday after the 21st and final 163-kilometre stage around Madrid, won by Dutch TVM rider Jeroen Blijlevens in a sprint finish.

Football: Sweden still looking good for No 1 spot

NICLAS ALEXANDERSSON almost certainly consigned England to the European Championship play-offs when he came off the bench to give Group Five leaders Sweden a 1-0 win over Bulgaria on Saturday.

Science: The Neanderthal in all of us

He was only four when he died - 25,000 years ago. But his skeleton has triggered a furious debate among scientists over the origins of modern man. Did our Cro-Magnon ancestors interbreed with the much-maligned Neanderthals?

Premature death is the British way

A CHILD born today in the United Kingdom faces a higher risk of succumbing to death and disease before attaining old age than one born almost anywhere else in Europe, doctors' leaders said yesterday.

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Football: Les Bleus get the blues

Letter from Paris

Football: Poles hang on to three points

POLAND, WHO have never appeared in the finals of the European Championship, won 3-2 in Luxembourg last night to increase their advantage over third-placed England to three points in Group Five of the qualifying tournament. Sweden, the group leaders, did not play yesterday.

Football: Romantsev must rouse Russia or face early exit

A RUSSIAN side with their backs against the wall take on the world champions France, without the injured Zinedine Zidane, in a Euro 2000 Group Four qualifier in St-Denis today.

Taskforce to study sex-swap legislation

TRANSSEXUALS COULD be given the legal right to marriage and protection from discrimination under proposals drawn up by the Government.
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A 1930 image of the Karl Albrecht Spiritousen and Lebensmittel shop, Essen. The shop was opened by Karl and Theo Albrecht’s mother; the brothers later founded Aldi
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Stir crazy: Noel Fielding in 'Luxury Comedy 2: Tales from Painted Hawaii'
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Flow chart: Karl Landsteiner discovered blood types in 1900, yet scientists have still not come up with an explanation for their existence
lifeAll of us have one. Yet even now, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
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Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates one of his goals during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Standing the test of time: Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in 'Back to the Future'
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Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

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Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn
Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Meet the man who doesn't want to go down in history as the country's last Scottish Secretary