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Two cyclists who were killed in an alleged hit-and-run incident near Bristol have been named as a married couple.

Death of a snake-charmer stuns Israel

As Israel's most famous snake-charmer, Ya'acov Sela drew large audiences on television thanks to his deft handling of poisonous reptiles. But when his body turned up in a shallow grave in the Golan Heights at the end of last week, police found that he had not died from snake bite but had been shot to death with a pistol.

road test Peugeot 406

The ad campaign for the new Peugeot 406 might have been in for a bit of ridicule, but what of the car itself? The 406 is larger, tougher and more confident than the 405, which was the hot choice for the area sales manager in a hurry, because it was more fun to take through a series of corners than any of its rivals. You could almost forgive it for its rattles, squeaks and general fragility.

motoring: AUTO BIOGRAPHY: THE CITRON XANTIA

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THE MATERIAL WORLD / only pounds 634,500, car included

This is the most sought-after wing mirror in the world. It is made by Citroen, and is available from Citroen dealers for pounds 72.55. They cannot sell you a car to go with it, because the model for which it was made, the CX, went out of producti on in 1989. But you can buy a car with these wing mirrors: they are fitted to the McLaren F1 supercar, which costs pounds 634,500. If you want something cheaper, you'll find them on the Jaguar XJ220, the Aston Martin Vantage, the Lotus Esprit, the AC Ace , and the TVR Griffith and Chimaera.

pounds 6,000 will buy you

...a brand new Skoda. Or a BMW 7-series, a Jaguar XJS or a Porsche 944, second-hand. No contest, says James Ruppert (below), while (right) we test drive the Skoda Felicia

R O A D T E S T And the car's not bad either

John Simister is astonished at the Daewoo Espero's consumer-friendly sales package

Pilkington wins £500m GM deal

Pilkington's operation in America has won a £500m six-year contract to supply glass for a new generation of cars being built by General Motors, which yesterday reported record profits for the first quarter.

Vision for a one-eyed government

A House of Commons half-filled with women would be changed beyond recog nition `Emily's List women are given £1,000 each. For my candidacy I bought myself a 2 CV'

Duttons driven on by desert madness

Jeremy Hart reports from Zouerat, Mauritania, as a pair of British brot hers battle through the Paris-Dakar rally

RALLYING: Saby masters second stage

Bruno Saby, the 1993 winner, took the second stage of the Paris-Dakar rally over the rocky desert tracks of northern Morocco yesterday.

IT WAS A VERY BAD YEAR...

...particularly for those who failed to remember that the best laid sch emes of mice and men gang aft a-gley. Paul Sieveking chronicles the slaps in th e face dealt out by 1994. Illustration by Patrick Regout

Citroen eliminates body roll

A brilliant new suspension system which in effect eliminates body roll while cornering will be introduced by Citroen early next year, writes Mark Catterall.

Motoring: Turn back to the future - Years ahead of their time, big Citroens remain undervalued, says James Ruppert

In Britain, we have a soft spot for the minimalist Citroen 2CV. But the larger, technically sophisticated models have always given us the jitters. Eccentric, full of character? Yes. But a practical second-hand buy? Not according to most punters.
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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Homeless Veterans appeal

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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The geeks who rocked the world

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Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

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