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Abu Qatada made his request from Belmarsh prison

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Eurovision: At least Graham Norton's a winner

Ever since Sir Terry Wogan handed over the baton in 2009, there has never been any doubt that Graham Norton and the Eurovision Song Contest are a perfect match. Making his fifth appearance as BBC 1’s resident commentator – this year in the Swedish city of Malmo – Norton once again played the role of mischievous gatecrasher, taking delicious aim at the array of hopefuls, presenters and merry idiots on Saturday night.

Video: Eurovision Song Contest 2013

Sweden were the hosts for the latest edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, with Denmark claiming the title. The outfits worn are a big part of the night, so watch the winning video and a selection of the performances from the night below.

<b>Denmark: Emmelie de Forest performing 'Only Teardrops'</b>
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20-year-old Emmelie de Forest started singing professionally aged just 14. She has toured the whole of Denmark with Scottish musician Fraser Neill performing their own songs as well as folk/blues versions of Nirvana and Johnny Cash. "I have always preferred singing without wearing high heels or shoes. Being barefoot makes me feel closer to the ground, the earth and makes me feel more relaxed," Emmelie says.

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Eurovision 2013: Denmark's Emmelie de Forest is bookies' favourite to win

Favourites Denmark could prove a disaster for bookies if they land their predicted win at the Eurovision Song Contest tomorrow night.

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Hamid Karzai has pressed for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison

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