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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.

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Stay The Night: Mandarin Oriental, Japan

Above the busy streets of Nihonbashi, the Mandarin Oriental is a contemporary temple of serenity

Between The Covers: 27/11/2011

Your weekly guide to what's really going on inside the world of books

Plain wonderful: Untitled (2009) by Gert and Uwe Tobias, at the Saatchi Gallery

Gesamtkunstwerk, Saatchi Gallery, London

What's in a name? Whatever its title says, Charles Saatchi's new show is totally groovy

Roger Federer on his way to a 7-5 6-3 victory over David Ferrer at the O2 Arena yesterday to reach the 100th final of his career

Federer rekindles London love affair on way to final

The flow of Grand Slam titles may have dried up, but Roger Federer's thirst for victory remains unquenchable. The former world No 1 will today contest the 100th final of his career – only Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Guillermo Vilas have played more in the Open era – as he attempts to end the year with a successful defence of his title here at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Liam Fox with Adam Werritty

Liam Fox, Adam Werritty, and the curious case of Our Man in Tel Aviv

This odd trio met six times - not that the Government wants you to know that, of course. What did they discuss? Did it include Iran? And who exactly is Adam Werritty? Brian Brady investigates a Whitehall mystery which is slowly unravelling

Top Hat is pulling in the crowds

Top hat! Return to the golden age of the musical

Forget the recession – moonlight and music and love and romance are back

Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen (second right) puts the ball into his own goal during an unconvincing display by the Gunners last night

Vermaelen gets himself off hook

Arsenal 1 Fulham 1: Defender's header salvages a point after firing into his own net as Fulham match Arsenal up front

Sainte Foy has been quietly developing into a chic retreat

Take a left for the thrifty side of the Alps

Lucy Grewcock had passed by the sign for Sainte Foy many times on her way to Val d'Isère...this time, she followed it instead

Margareta Pagano: Osborne needs to mix magic with psychology – and a dash of anarchy

UK firms have £75bn locked away, but they're too spooked to spend it. So the Chancellor must give them the confidence to invest, or else ...

Album: Various artists, World Routes on the Road (Nascente/BBC)

This is the absolute top pick of 10 years of world-wide trawling by Radio 3's tireless World Routes team, and it makes a lovely sampler.

Merkel's fight for German stability

The Chancellor must strike a fine balance between the needs of the crisis-torn eurozone and her country

Blockers take on the jammers as the London Roller Girls train for the first ever World Cup

Roller Derby: Rollers who are rocking the world of women

It's the UK's fast-growing female sport and there's a World Cup to be won but you'll need strength, speed, cunning and a risqué nickname

Mali: Al-Qa'ida kills tourist and abducts three others

Gunmen have kidnapped three foreign tourists and killed a fourth in Timbuktu in Mali.

Frankfurt's Christmas market is so successful it has been copied in three British cities

You can bank on a good time in Frankfurt

City Slicker: Frankfurt - There's life outside trading hours in Germany's financial centre. Mark Rowe offers top ideas for new and returning visitors

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

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Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

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England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

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Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

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