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Haneke's 'The White Ribbon' wins Cannes top prize

Austrian director Michael Haneke's somber drama "The White Ribbon" claimed the top prize today at the Cannes Film Festival, where Quentin Tarantino and Lars von Trier entries earned the acting honors.

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Claiming for interest on paid-off mortgages and for council tax on first-turned-second homes or evading capital gain tax on second-turned-first homes is, in parliamentary speak, "an error of judgement". For the rest of us, it is a criminal offence, since, in the notorious words of the late American billionaire Leona Helmsley (charged – and convicted – of tax evasion in 1989): "Only the little people pay taxes."

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Dead sailor's father praises 'courageous' commando raid

The father of the yacht skipper killed in a gun battle between Somali pirates and French commandoes thanked the French government last night for trying to rescue his son.

'Terrorists killed' after Lahore police siege

Pakistani commandos re-took control of a police academy in Lahore today after militants rampaged through the complex, killing at least eight cadets and wounding scores before holing up inside for hours.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Coming from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production stable, this family comedy initially had me assuming the brace position.

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Six dead as police clash with protesters in Seoul

Police commandos stormed a vacant office building occupied by displaced tenants in central Seoul this morning sparking a clash and a blaze that killed six people and injured 23, authorities said.

UK 'friendly fire' probe over Afghanistan deaths

An investigation was under way tonight into whether two British servicemen killed in southern Afghanistan died as a result of "friendly fire".

Servicemen killed in Afghanistan named

Two British servicemen killed in southern Afghanistan were named today.

UK forces in Afghanistan in worst ever winter campaign

British troops are fighting their deadliest winter campaign to date in Afghanistan as the Prime Minister continues to resist calls to send reinforcements. Traditionally the onslaught from the Taliban has quietened over the icy winter. Less than three months ago Foreign Secretary David Miliband spoke of the “winter lull” offering a chance to plan the next phase of a campaign aimed at supporting Afghan governance. But the hiatus has failed to materialise this year and the fighting has been relentless.

India to give US "evidence" against Pakistan

The sophistication of the Mumbai attack points to the involvement of "state actors" in Pakistan, India's home minister said on Sunday, ahead of his next week's visit to the United States with a dossier of evidence.

Parents praise 'vibrant' son killed in Afghan war

L/Cpl Ben Whatley had been due home for belated Christmas on 8 January

'Mastermind of Mumbai' seized by commandos

Pakistani forces claim they arrested Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in raid on camp of militant Islamist group
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