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Arsene Wenger hit back yesterday at Paul Merson after the former Arsenal player claimed he had been injected with a "yellow liquid" while at the club. Wenger said he would never pressure players into taking injections, and that Merson's claims were financially motivated.

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The ultimate prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival is "up for grabs", according to Robert De Niro.

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Ibsen's Little Eyolf, which opens tonight in London starring Imogen Stubbs, is an unsettling portrait of a marriage in turmoil

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Bryan Robson fighting throat cancer

Former England captain Bryan Robson has undergone surgery for throat cancer, Manchester United said yesterday. Robson was in Bangkok when he had the operation on 3 March and United have said specialists are optimistic about the chances of a full recovery.

The Eagle- Bringing the past to life

This video looks at the making of Kevin Macdonald's Roman-era epic and the lengths the production team went to in order to ensure authenticity.

DVD: Africa United (12A)

Although the film kicks off like an awkwardly cheerful advert for condoms, the 127 minutes of football mania that follow are fairly enjoyable.

Thousands mourn honeymoon murder victim

The funeral of Michaela McAreavey, who was murdered a week ago while on honeymoon in Mauritius, was attended by thousands of mourners yesterday.

Mauritius: Two men 'confess to hotel murder'

Two of the three hotel employees who were arrested in Mauritius for the murder of a Northern Ireland woman on honeymoon have confessed to the killing, the country's commissioner of police has told Irish radio.

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