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Police confirm they have found Mikaeel's body in a wooded area in Fife, miles from his home

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A triple tragedy for the close-knit Vietnamese community has left police baffled, reports Kathy Marks. They are not much wiser about a mysterious child abduction, which ended happily ? for now

A renewal of faith in Petra

Jordan's geographical proximity to Israel and Palestine has caused many to question its safety as a holiday destination.

An eye for the bigger picture

After months of searching London, Thomas Kilpper found the perfect site for his vast woodcut. So why did he choose the 10th floor of an abandoned tower block?

Workaholic Michelangelo was a martyr to gout, say scientists

the knee gives it away. It is enlarged, deformed and covered in hard lumps. The Renaissance genius who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel almost certainly had gout.

Secretarial: I Work For... `Sorry, my boss is in Antarctica'

Gina Rawle Is Pa To Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer And Writer

the essay: What a way to go

When Peter Stanford's mother died, his encounters with soft-selling undertakers and kitsch `chapels of rest' made him realise just how sanitised our approach to death has become

Art: It's the chapel of his eye

Sol LeWitt, Sixties minimalist, has an odd new painting job in Italy. Matthew Sweet met him

Motion's modest proposal: media keep off newlyweds

ANDREW MOTION opens his innings as Poet Laureate today with a coded plea for the media to spare the latest royal couple the intrusion that has so damaged every other marriage in the House of Windsor over the past two decades.

THE CRITICS: JAZZ: The man with the horn of plenty

Dave Douglas Cheltenham Jazz Festival Jan Gabarek/Hilliard Ensemble King's College Chapel, Cambridge

REAL HOMES: THE ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYERS

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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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