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Mohamed Bin Hammam has claimed to FIFA's new chief investigator that Sepp Blatter appears to be untouchable.

Martine Franck: Photographer with Magnum hailed for her documentary and portrait work

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Mohamed bin Hammam is determined to disprove corruption allegations

Mohamed bin Hammam vows to clear name as Fifa investigation opens

Mohamed bin Hammam has vowed to clear his name after FIFA's ethics committee opened investigation proceedings against him.

Church sells off its stake in News Corp

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation was dealt an embarrassing blow yesterday as the Church of England sold its entire stake in the media company in the wake of the phone-hacking fiasco.

Mohamed bin Hammam is determined to disprove corruption allegations

Bin Hammam suspended by Fifa

The former Fifa presidential candidate, Mohamed Bin Hammam, has been provisionally suspended by football's governing body only a week after his life ban for bribery was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Mohamed bin Hammam is determined to disprove corruption allegations

Mohamed bin Hammam set to quit – but not before proving his innocence

The former Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam claims that he will quit football once he had cleared his name of all charges.

Doctor showing Team GB how to conquer the fear factor of home Games

Marco Cardinale promotes unity and team ethic to inspire athletes

Eric Liddell: Chariots of Fire sprinter who refused to run heats

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Leveson drops a judicial clanger over wives

Lord Justice Leveson made his own contribution to the ignoble history of judicial clangers yesterday.

The former Home Secretary Alan Johnson provided evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on Tuesday

Your chance to air press grievances, Leveson tells MPs

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De Botton: Society is “awash with porn”

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Alain de Botton has addressed love, happiness and religion. Now he wants to investigate pornography in the belief it can be turned into a moral and noble industry.

Ms Brooks received sympathetic messages from senior figures in 10 and 11 Downing Street, the Home Office, the Foreign Office and some Labour politicians, including Tony Blair

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When the Leveson Inquiry opened in November 2011, Lord Justice Leveson summed up its purpose with a single question: “Who guards the guardians?"

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