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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...

Coroner criticises Army over lack of bomb-jamming kits

Two British soldiers were killed by a radio-controlled roadside bomb because they were having to rely on Danish electronic jamming equipment, unaware that it was not working properly, an inquest heard.

Everton land first summer signing

Everton have completed the signing of Denmark right-back Lars Jacobsen on a free transfer.

Manchester City 0 FC Midtjylland 1: Olsen leaves Hughes facing humiliating exit

Danny Olsen made sure a difficult week for Manchester City became an embarrassing one as well. With manager Mark Hughes obliged to state publicly he would be staying amid talk of financial constraints and internal conflict he needed a victory in the first leg of this Uefa Cup qualifier to lighten his load.

Laid-back on the Danish coast

The serene shores of Jutland, home to a new holiday resort, gives the Med a run for its money, says Mark Hillsdon

Drunken Swede tries to row home from Denmark

A drunken 78-year-old Swede stole a dinghy after a night out in the Danish town of Helsingor and tried to row back to Sweden, but fell asleep halfway, Danish police said.

Album: Django Bates, Spring Is Here (Lost Marble)

Composer/pianist Bates has been drawing funny faces on the jazz blackboard for nearly 30 years, yet still shows no sign of moving into long trousers.

Rowing: Dane pips Stiller to Olympics

Tina Stiller's hopes of qualifying for the Beijing Olympics in the single sculls were dashed yesterday by Ulla Hvid of Denmark who edged out the 20-year-old Nottingham student in the qualifying regatta in Poznan. Six hundredths of a second separated them after a charge for the finishing line behind Nuria Dominguez Asensio, of Spain.

Regular drinking 'halves risk of arthritis'

Drinking alcohol is not only good for the heart – it is good for the joints too. A regular tipple cuts the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50 per cent – and the more you drink the greater the protective effect.

Blast hits Danish embassy in Islamabad

A suspected suicide bomber blew up a car outside the Danish embassy in the Pakistani capital today, killing six people and wounding 25, government officials said.

The Dream Maker, by Mikka Haugaard

Great Dane creates a rambling, playful novel of wit, flair and invention

The Boss of It All, 15

A bit of a lark or a Byzantine puzzler? However you see it, this Lars von Trier 'comedy' is a bizarre creation

Papers republish Mohamed cartoon

Denmark's leading newspapers have reprinted a caricature of the prophet Mohamed that led to riots in Muslim countries two years ago.

Newspapers reprint controversial Mohamed cartoon

Denmark's leading newspapers today reprinted a cartoon that depicts the Prophet Mohamed wearing a bomb-shaped turban.

Three arrested for plot to kill Mohamed cartoonist

Three men were yesterday arrested in Denmark accused of plotting to murder a cartoonist, two years after a dozen cartoons lampooning Islamic fundamentalism sparked violent demonstrations around the world.

Three held over 'plot to kill cartoonist'

Danish authorities today arrested two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan origin in an alleged plot to murder a cartoonist who drew a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, the police intelligence chief said.

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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

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