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Garry Kasparov will receive 10,000 euros as compensation from the Russian government

Russia ordered to compensate chess grandmaster (and Putin critic) Garry Kasparov over protest arrest

Police held him before 'March of Dissenters' protest in Moscow in 2007

Review: Writing on the Wall, By Tom Standage

An attempt to chart social media from its earliest incidences to now

Twitter lifts lid on its finances at it aims for $1bn float

While the company continues to make a loss, its revenues almost tripled last year

Ben Saunders, explorer

Twipping: Tweeting photographs of yourself falling down the stairs is apparently a thing...

The latest and most ridiculous internet craze to emerge involves teenagers posting photographs of themselves falling down the stairs

Snapchat adds Stories - but can it take Facebook's crown?

The latest update to the photo and video sharing app allows users to create Stories - rolling news-feeds built from the last 24 hours of apps

Rockstar apologises for GTA 5 Online launch problems

Multiplayer portion of GTA 5 launched yesterday but players are still struggling to access the game

5 reasons Eddie Izzard would make a good Mayor of London

Comedian Eddie Izzard has confirmed his intention to run for London Mayor in 2020.

GTA 5: micro-payments in online play confirmed by Rockstar

The developer has insisted that buying in-game cash with real money will not 'disrupt the balance of the game'

To cap it all: Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L Jackson disillusioned with President Obama: 'Be a leader, stop trying to relate'

In an expletive-filled rant, the actor said Mr Obama needs to be more 'f***ing presidential' and stop dropping his 'G's

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Known for scorching along touchlines in jubilation at yet another strike, the former Arsenal and Barcelona star has taken to simply propped himself up against the post, hand on hip.

Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez, Robbie Fowler and the best, bizarre and controversial goal celebrations

A look at some of the more memorable ways a goal has been celebrated

Ed Balls makes his speech to the Labour party's annual conference

Ed Balls speech at the Labour Conference: Key points and reaction, from HS2 to family care

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, who will be interviewed by our political columnist Steve Richards this afternoon, addressed the Labour party conference in Brighton this morning. Here are some of the key points from the speech, alongside the media response

iOS 7: Analyst warns users that the new OS won't play well with apps

App-testing company warns that developers have not properly planned for the changes to the iPhone's software cause by iOS 7

Anger is viral: new research shows angry messages influence people online more than any other emotion

New study analysing messages from the Chinese Twitter compares how different emotions - anger, sadness, joy and disgust - influence the network

YouTube to launch offline viewing this November

New functionality promises that your video viewing won't be "interrupted by something as commonplace as a morning commute"

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Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
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Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

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Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice