Fugitive Egyptian minister is in London

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Travel By Numbers: European festivals

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Mohamed Bin Hammam criticises Sepp Blatter over $20m Interpol donation

FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam criticised Sepp Blatter today for donating $20 million to Interpol to help combat match-fixing, claiming the idea was never approved by FIFA's executive committee.

Interpol, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

In the baroque surroundings of a compact venue, a crowd is gathering in excitement. The front row is within touching distance of the stage, so when Paul Banks and Interpol emerge it feels as if they're walking into your front room. The immediate punch of opener "Success" is throbbing and powerful, its echoing riff and haunting refrain fitting the gothic location perfectly.

Drugs in Sport: Wada claims criminals fuelling doping

David Howman, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, claimed yesterday that the "criminal underworld" is a growing threat to sporting integrity.

The Killer of Little Shepherds, By Douglas Star

The French detectives who gave us CSI

Album: The Vaccines, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? (Columbia)

What, indeed, was expected of this London quartet, you might wonder, such has been the hype and counter-hype expended on them in recent months?

Video interview: Interpol

The band talks inspiration, music videos and the new album

Pakistan trio appeal against bans for spot-fixing

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and his two team-mates, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, are to appeal against their suspension by the ICC for spot-fixing.

Outrage after theft of Waterloo battlefield's 'irreplaceable' cross

A celebrated wooden cross, which miraculously survived a raging inferno during the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, has been stolen from the battlefield. Fears were expressed yesterday that the 400-year-old cross, about 6ft high and 6ft wide, might have been stolen for a wealthy collector obsessed by Waterloo or Napoleon.

Album: Chapel Club, Palace (Polydor)

Chapel Club are another retro-indie band apparently eager to re-run the 1980s, albeit in slightly more musically adventurous manner than the likes of White Lies and Interpol.

White Lies, The Forum, London

Ealing three-piece White Lies were top of the bill for this Radio One In New Music We Trust gig, but they aren't exactly "new".

Album: White Lies, Ritual (Fiction)

Size isn't everything, but the second album by this Ealing trio feels destined to be even bigger than the first.

Wikileaks chief: What will he do next?

Julian Assange lies low in UK while enemies call for his blood
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