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Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer

A view of Elland Road

Leeds United takeover bid collapses, reveal consortium

The terms of a buy-out were agreed last year

Daniel Pablo Osvaldo narrowly avoided a red card

Transfer news: Juventus confirm interest in Southampton striker Daniel Osvaldo

The Italian was involved in a training ground incident this month

Why an independent Scotland could become the richest country on Earth

On a per capita basis, the nation has all the ingredients to be one of the world's most prosperous nations

Nani of Manchester United

Transfer news: Manchester United winger Nani could be in line for Inter Milan loan switch

Unwanted winger could be on his way to the San Siro

Could Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic join Arsenal on loan?

Transfer news: Arsenal reportedly reach agreement with Juventus to loan Mirko Vucinic

Striker could be on his way to north London

Amanda Knox has said she will not return to Italy to be retried

Meredith Kercher murder: Amanda Knox 'heart in mouth' as she and Raffaele Sollecito await retrial verdict

Ms Knox said today she will 'keep fighting until the end' if she is convicted today by an appeals panel in Italy

Sam Warburton is the first to sign a Welsh central contract

Wales captain Sam Warburton hopes many more will join him after signing central contract with WRU

Warburton became the first to agree a deal with the Welsh Rugby Union that will keep him playing for the Cardiff Blues

Cyprus bill: costs rise out of term time

An e-petition against holiday price hikes in the school breaks has attracted more than 140,000 signatures - but will it change things?

Some parents of children at independent schools like to calculate the cost per day of their offspring's private education – usually upwards of £60. For the benefit of all parents, I can now reveal the cost per day of the school holidays: £70, or even more.

Amanda Knox in Seattle, US. Ms Knox is not expected to return to Italy for the trial

Awaiting a verdict from afar: Retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito set to reach decision over the murder of Meredith Kercher

Neither of the former lovers are expected to be in the court in Florence, but if found guilty again, another appeal is bound to follow

China overtakes France to become largest consumer of red wine

Chinese drank more than 1.8 billion bottles of red wine last year

The boulder crashed through vineyards and fields before eventually coming to a stop

Giant boulder crashes through house owned by Catholic Church

4,000 cubic meters of rock fell from nearby cliff

Jose Fonte of Southampton turns to celebrate scoring the opening goal

Southampton 2 Arsenal 2: Jose Fonte happy to put 'eventful' week behind him

The defender scored the opener in the draw with the Gunners

Wales coach Warren Gatland oversees training

Six Nations 2014: Warren Gatland spoilt for choice as Wales go for hat-trick

Warren Gatland has a propensity for mind games but when he said his team for the start of Wales' challenge for a hat-trick of Six Nations titles was arguably his hardest selection, there was a ring of truth.

Italian man accused of eating 15 adopted cats

Animal welfare activists claim the man ate ‘at least 15 cats in two years’

Europe's air-traffic control strike means delays

European air-traffic control strike hits travellers

Two days of action means flight cancellations have already begun

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Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn