News Sir Nicolas Bratza, president of the European Court of Human Rights, has criticised David Cameron for his comments about the institution's 'interference'

Not to be confused with the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was set up in 1959 to enforce the European Convention on Human Rights and is independent of the European Union.

Deals of the week: Scandinavia, Andorra, Las Vegas

Less than £200... Northern lights

If you're planning to visit Scandinavia any time between 3 January and 31 March, visit the SAS Airlines website before Monday to take advantage of the company's seat sale from Heathrow. Copenhagen is available for £118 return, with Stockholm, Oslo and Stavanger on sale for £124. Highlights of the region include Stavanger's domkirke, the oldest cathedral in Norway; the canals and colourful buildings of Copenhagen; or a hiker's paradise in the seven glorious hills of Bergen. Flysas.com

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<p>From £8.50 child and £9.50 adult, theicefactor.co.uk</p>
<p>The Ice Factor is a festive 900-square-metre rink – part of York's Winter Wonderland village square.</p>

The 10 Best: Outdoor ice rinks

1. York

From £8.50 child and £9.50 adult, theicefactor.co.uk

The Ice Factor is a festive 900-square-metre rink – part of York's Winter Wonderland village square.

Vladimir Antonov has resigned as chairman of Portsmouth

Pompey fear 10-point deduction

The Football League board will decide whether Portsmouth will be penalised 10 points after it was announced yesterday that the parent company of the troubled South Coast club has been placed in administration.

Bolton's David Wheater fouls Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Wheater was sent off for the tackle

Moyes says 'unlucky' Russian will get a chance

Everton manager David Moyes has praised the attitude of winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov during a "difficult time" for the Russia international.

Protesters tear down the royal emblem

Terrified staff flee as protesters storm British embassy in Tehran

William Hague 'outraged' at attack by hardliners who stole classified documents

Palace's Wilfried Zaha (left) battles for the ball with Jamal Campbell-Ryce of Bristol City in the Championship at Selhurst Park

Gems from the Palace go on show

The success of Manchester United's academy is well known but Palace have their own prolific production line and its stars can shine at Old Trafford tonight

The referee makes one of three stoppages during the Cup match between Dortmund and Dresden last month

A return to all riot on the east German front

Dynamo Dresden fans are in the vanguard of a new and worrying wave of hooliganism spreading among hordes of disaffected youth in the former GDR

UK needs to support creative industries, says head of TIGA

Britain needs to move away from financial services and support the creative industries, the head of a leading videogame body said today.

Huddersfield's run of 43 unbeaten league games was ended last night

Sport's outstanding streaks and unbelievable runs

Huddersfield’s incredible run of 43 league games without defeat was brought to an end last night.

Saab's UK distribution arm goes into administration

The UK distribution arm of car company Saab has gone into administration, threatening more than 100 jobs.

Paul Pogba is expected to be handed his full United debut

Michael Carrick talks up Manchester United youngsters

Michael Carrick is certain Sir Alex Ferguson will not be disappointed if he does throw his youngsters into tomorrow night's Carling Cup quarter-final with Crystal Palace.

Hope Powell (left) and Stuart Pearce will lead the men's and women's sides at the London Games

Olympics football tickets back on sale

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics football tournament went back on sale today with 1.5million available at the six venues around the country.

Stalin's daughter Svetlana dies in the US

The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, Svetlana Peters, who denounced communism after a Cold War defection worthy of a novel, has died in the United States, authorities said yesterday.

Sam Warburton returns to captain Wales

Warren Gatland rings Wales changes for Australia clash

Wales coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to his team for Saturday's World Cup bronze medal re-match against Australia in Cardiff.

Italy's bond rates spike as Mario Monti fills government

Italy's borrowing rates skyrocketed in a big auction of bonds today as Premier Mario Monti put the finishing touches on his new lean government of technocrats that is tasked with getting the country's enormous debt under control to avoid a catastrophic default.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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