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Hundreds of anti-cuts protesters held an "alternative street party" in the road where Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg lives.

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Landon Donovan went on loan to Everton in 2010

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After his sudden departure from Beijing, the Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng enjoyed his first moments of freedom in New York yesterday after years of jail and house arrest.

Teenage girl in Cambodia killed during violent eviction

Security forces fatally shot a teenage girl today during a clash with villagers armed with axes and crossbows in eastern Cambodia, in the latest of several violent evictions aimed at clearing land for development.

Eduardo Saverin helped Zuckerberg launch Facebook and owns a 4 per cent stake worth $4bn

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Anti-capitalism protesters from the Occupy movement have pitched tents outside the Bank of England, they said tonight.

Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen (blue jacket), meets Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, with Trayvon's older brother Jahvaris (black coat), father Tracy Martin (centre back) and family friends. Trayvon was fatally shot by a neighbourhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, in a Hisapanic neighbourhood in Florida which had suffered a spate of burglaries for which the African American community were being blamed.

Trayvon Martin's parents call for an end to racial profiling in Britain

The parents of murdered American teenager Trayvon Martin have called on British people to stop racially profiling each other during an emotionally charged visit to London in which they met with Stephen Lawrence's mother Doreen.

Taliban claim responsibility for killing of Nato serviceman by 'Afghan soldier'

An attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on Nato troops today in the country's east, killing one service member, the coalition said.

Investors halt Pendragon bonus hikes

The car dealer Pendragon has been forced to tear up its plans to sharply boost its bosses' pay after more than two-thirds of shareholders voted down its remuneration report.

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Rights activists convicted of trying to overthrow the state claimed yesterday that they were forced to sign confessions

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