Dane Bowers

Visiting Nato chief hails end of Libya mission

At one minute to midnight last night, Nato formally ended its mission in Libya, capping a seven-month intervention marred by accusations of "mission creep" and signs of deepening cracks within the alliance.

One killed in Denmark mosque shooting

A shooting outside a Copenhagen mosque after prayers to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan has left one person dead and at least two people injured, police said today.

World Cup: Denmark v Holland Live!

The opening match of Group E sees Denmark take on the highly rated Netherlands. Follow the latest developments, the latest score and join in with your thoughts on the game with our live text service.

We, the Drowned, By Carsten Jensen, Trans. Charlotte Barslund and Emma

"Now it was time to meet the sea... We said goodbye to our mothers. They'd been around all our lives, but we'd never properly seen them. They'd been bent over washing-tubs or cooking-pots, their faces red and swollen from heat and steam, holding everything together while our fathers were away at sea. It was their endurance and exhaustion we knew rather than them." Not that endurance and exhaustion don't also characterise the fathers' lives, which they join, at the earliest age possible. Years go by on board ship, bringing only thankless tedious labours and random exposure to very real dangers.