Environment The Nathusius’ pipistrelle weighs just 7.6g and is the size of a human thumb

A tiny bat the size of a human thumb has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe – before meeting an untimely end in the Netherlands.

Bodyguard of Kony ‘killed’ as Ugandan forces close in on LRA leader

Ugandan forces have killed a former bodyguard of Joseph Kony, a sign they are closing in on the fugitive rebel leader wanted for war crimes.

War rape: The forgotten pandemic sweeping Syria

Rape has become a weapon almost as common as any other. Unfortunately, and despite a lack of media interest, the current conflict in Syria is no exception

Ban Ki-Moon wants drones to back up Congolese troops

UN wants drones over Congo to keep the peace

African mission plea for more firepower after being humiliated by rebel advance in DRC

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Zoltan Gera of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring his side’s second goal.

Steve Clarke may be forced into transfer market following Zoltan Gera injury

West Brom midfielder will miss rest of season

Zoltan Gera has endured a frustrating return to West Brom

West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera to undergo knee scan

Midfielder came off during FA Cup tie against QPR

Hope in the face of horror

Even after enduring atrocities, these children still dream of becoming teachers and doctors

West Brom buoyed by weekend win over Norwich, says Zoltan Gera

Zoltan Gera hopes West Brom can reap the benefits of being in a more relaxed frame of mind after ending their mini slump when they visit QPR on Boxing Day.

Ten facts about child soldiers that everyone should know

Join the Independent's campaign to help child soldiers in the Central African Republic

Youssouf Mulumbu

West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu suspended for Norwich match

Premier League team news

James Corden and Matthew Horne perform at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court

War Child get special Brit Award as lifetime achievement gong dropped

The charity will be given a Special Recognition award to mark its 20th anniversary

ENRC deal with diamond trader Gertler criticised

A move by the controversial mining giant ENRC to sever its joint-venture ties with Dan Gertler, the Israeli diamond billionaire, has run into immediate criticism from governance watchdogs.

ENRC draws fire for attempt to 'clean up' its Congo holdings

A move by the controversial mining giant ENRC to severe its joint-venture ties with Dan Gertler, the Israeli diamond billionaire, has run into immediate criticism from governance watchdogs.

Refugees 'are forced into destitution' in Britain because they cannot be sent back

Thousands of people who have fled some of the world's most dangerous countries are being forced into destitution, begging and prostitution on British streets because they cannot be sent back, the Home Office is warned today.

West Brom manager Steve Clarke

West Brom have funds available for January transfer window

Baggies have stuttered in last couple of games after flying start

Congolese soldiers, pictured, are engaged in fierce fighting with the M23 militia, supported by Rwanda, according to the UN
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Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
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'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
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Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map
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Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

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Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

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We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

'Heritage' is a loaded word in the Dixie, but the Charleston killings show how dangerous it is to cling to a deadly past, says Rupert Cornwell
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What exactly does 'one' mean?

Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue