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After that Nazi gaffe at Cannes, Lars von Trier's status as everyone's favourite art-house film director was in doubt. But then, he never set out to be liked...

DVD: The Killing (18)

For anyone who claims that UK TV drama's lack of ambition is down to a lack of US-size budgets, The Killing makes for rather damning contradictory evidence.

Sturridge stands out as England romp to 4-0 victory

Denmark Under-21 0 England Under-21 4

Pirates threaten to kill Danish family in Somalia

Pirates moved a captive Danish family on to a ship off the Somali coast yesterday and threatened to kill them if further attempts were made to free them.

Kidnapped family 'taken ashore'

A sailboat belonging to a Danish family kidnapped by pirates has reached the coast of Somalia, officials said yesterday, probably signifying the start of a long hostage ordeal.

Pirates threaten to kill child hostages

A danish family captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean will suffer the same fate as four American sailors slain last week if any rescue is attempted, a Somali pirate said yesterday.

Album: Los Chicarrons, Roots of Life (Tummy Touch)

Los Chicharrons' odd-couple pairing of Dominican-American Ramon Santana and Dane Morten Hansen has long proven a fertile source of crossover dance strains throughout Tummy Touch's 15-year existence.

Denmark v England player ratings

Man for man marking from the Parken Stadium, Copenhagen

Frank Lampard will captain England against Denmark

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has vowed he will play for England as long as he is wanted.

Somali jailed over cartoonist attack

A Somali man has been jailed for nine years for trying to kill a Danish cartoonist whose 2005 drawing of the prophet Mohamed provoked global Muslim outrage.

Danish cartoonist attacker is jailed

A Somali man convicted of terrorism for breaking into the home of a Danish cartoonist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad has been jailed for nine years.

Denmark: Axe man 'tried to scare cartoonist'

A Somali man who axed his way into the home of a Danish cartoonist said yesterday he only wanted to scare Kurt Westergaard for a caricature of the Prophet Mohamed.

John Jensen becomes Blackburn assistant manager

Former Arsenal and Denmark midfielder John Jensen has been appointed assistant manager of Blackburn.

Football in Brief: Carroll's assault charge dropped; England friendly with Denmark; Barnett charged

Newcastle said yesterday they were "pleased" that an assault charge against their England striker Andy Carroll had been dropped. Carroll, who scored again in the weekend's 3-1 win over Liverpool, has been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service that it had reviewed the case against him and decided there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Diana Krall interview

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

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Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

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