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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...

Prom 35: Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Kraggerud/Dausgaard, Royal Albert Hall

If some musical exhumations were better left underground, others rectify injustices, and thus it was with Rued Langgaard’s ‘Music of the Spheres’, which has now, after a 92-year wait, had its British premiere.

Apollo ups bid for Brit Insurance to £851m

Brit Insurance's resistance against the US private equity firm Apollo showed the first sign of cracking yesterday after the company said it would grant the prospective bidder access to its books.

Djemba-Djemba linked with West Brom

Former Manchester United and Aston Villa midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba has emerged as a target for Barclays Premier League newcomers West Brom.

Album: Phronesis, Alive (Edition)

Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby, whose gorgeous cheekbones decorate the cover, plays in a number of London bands but this trio with pianist Ivo Neame and US drummer Mark Guiliana (here depping for Anton Eger) is the one for which he writes, too.

Bendtner set to miss big kick-off

Nicklas Bendtner could be a doubt for the start of Arsenal's Premier League season after he failed to fully recover from the persistent groin injury which dogged him throughout the last campaign.

Album: Richard Fairhurst's Triptych, Amusia (Babel)

Yet another super-confident UK piano trio.

Danish baritone Johan Reuter loses his head

One of the biggest challenges of the baritone repertoire is John the Baptist in Strauss's Salome: Bryn Terfel is most people's Covent Garden benchmark, and after him the gigantic Michael Volle. Stepping into Volle's shoes tomorrow – in the first revival of David McVicar's decadent Thirties production – is the Danish baritone Johan Reuter.

Honda drives Japan into second round

Denmark 1 Japan 3

Denmark v Japan player ratings

Man-for-man ratings from the Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Stunning free-kicks secure Japan's place in last 16

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Group E: Bendtner hopes Danes can head off 'Blue Samurai'

Denmark v Japan; Today, 7.30pm, BBC 3. Holland v Cameroon; Today, 7.30pm, BBC 1

Cameroon v Denmark player ratings

Man-for-man marking from Pretoria

Danish comeback ends Cameroon's World Cup dream

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World Cup: Cameroon v Denmark Live!

Join in with your thoughts on the game, plus follow the latest score and developments.

Trail of the Unexpected: Musical Copenhagen

Copenhagen should be on the map for everyone with a thirst for jazz, says Thomas E Kennedy
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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
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How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn