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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...

If you look young, you'll live longer

Appearance linked to longevity, study finds

Anti-corporate demonstrators arrested

The first major protests at the Copenhagen conference saw 68 demonstrators arrested, Danish police said yesterday. Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Bella Centre, which is hosting the conference, to protest against corporate CEOs meeting there to discuss the role of businesses in the fight against global warming.

Tories crash to another by-election defeat

Tories crashed to defeat against Labour in the latest council by-elections.

Douglas Alexander & Bert Koenders: The moral imperative behind a Copenhagen deal

Next month's climate change meeting in Copenhagen is even more important in the fight against poverty than the 2005 G8 meeting at Gleneagles.

Lars Lokke Rasmussen: A hard-headed pragmatism must dictate talks in Copenhagen

The Copenhagen Agreement should capture progress already achieved in the negotiations and at the same time provide for immediate action from next year. The Copenhagen Agreement should be political by nature, yet precise on specific commitments and binding on countries committing to reach certain targets and to undertake certain actions or provide agreed finance.

Debenhams acquires Danish chain for £12m

Debenhams has acquired a Danish department store chain for £12.3m, signalling its growing ambitions beyond the UK.

The Consorts of Death, by Gunnar Staalesen

Where the blood always runs cold

Crump looking to complete Speedway hat-trick

The FIM Speedway Grand Prix series heads to Poland on Saturday for the final round of the 2009 World Championship. Series leader Jason Crump, who all season long has looked to be heading for his third world championship trophy, still has some work to do to ensure that he completes his hat-trick of titles.

Danes pull 'offensive' tourism ad

Denmark's tourism agency has removed one of its advertisements from YouTube after complaints that it promoted promiscuity in the liberal Scandinavian country.

Bendtner and Denilson pen Arsenal contracts

Arsenal have confirmed that Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner have signed new long-term contracts with the club.

Player loses leg after lightning strike

A Danish player had his leg amputated six weeks after being struck by lightning during a friendly.

'People are always making comments to me. It's the height of bad manners'

If you're a self-conscious giant, the Tall Person's Club is for you. Kevin Rawlinson (5ft 5 1/2in) was made an honorary member

Nicholas Dane, By Melvin Burgess

This fine novel exposes the abusive regimes that operated in the worst British care homes during the 1980s. Given that there is now pressure to reduce the emphasis on fostering children at risk or abandoned in favour of more institutional solutions, Nicholas Dane is nothing if not timely. Set in Manchester and loosely based on Oliver Twist, it describes how 14-year-old Nicholas is taken into care after his single mother, a secret junkie, dies of an overdose while he is at school.

Greenland gold mine sells for a tiny fraction of last year's $30m asking price

Angus & Ross, the Aim-listed natural resources company, has bought a gold mine for just 5 per cent of its asking price last year.

MPs warned of more Baby P type tragedies

It will be impossible to prevent another Baby P tragedy, the chairman of the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee warned today.

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker