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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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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

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Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada