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Viollet-le-Duc dominates 19th-century theories of architectural restoration.

Scientists said simply eating more fruit and vegetables could be an effective treatment against asthma

Eating more fibre could help treat symptoms of asthma, scientists say

Study on mice showed that eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole-grains can reduce lung inflammation

Polonium in Yasser Arafat’s body ‘could not occur naturally’

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago, scientists have confirmed.

Romanian princess accused of running illegal cockfighting operation from Oregon ranch

Princess Irina is the daughter of the last king of Romania

Swiss girl loses two-year legal battle against 90 minute after-school detention

The unnamed pupil found herself in trouble for skiing down a forbidden run during a school trip to the Klosters resort

A rescue worker walks at the site of a head-on collision between two trains near Granges-pres-Marnand

Switzerland train crash: Driver's body recovered after disaster leaves 26 injured

Body recovered from drivers cabin amid wreckage at Granges-près-Marnand

Tyson Gay celebrates after winning the Men's 100 m event during the Diamond League Athletics meeting

Tyson Gay wins 100 metres at Diamond League meeting in Lausanne

American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month's world championships by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne's Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds.

Beauty of the Beast
Before the serious business of the sprint finals came the serious showbiz of the runners' introductions. And leading the way, with a lion's roar now being copied from Sheffield to Shanghai, was Yohan Blake, aka 'the Beast'. He may not have beaten Bolt in either the 100m or 200m races, but here was the new king of the jungle in the playing-to-the-camera contest.

Yohan Blake aims for Lausanne return

Yohan Blake is set to run the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne where he clocked a career-best 9.69 seconds last season.

Cycling: Lab chief 'didn't aid Lance Armstrong'

The head of a drug-testing laboratory in Switzerland has denied giving banned cyclist Lance Armstrong "the key" to avoiding detection for the blood-boosting agent EPO.

Montreux Jazz Festival founder in a coma after skiing injury

The Montreux Jazz Festival says its founder and general manager Claude Nobs has been hospitalized in a coma due to a cross-country skiing injury over the holidays. 

Lance Armstrong celebrates winning the 2001 Tour de France

Lance Armstrong donation to UCI could be 'sinister' says doping expert

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has been criticised for accepting a cash donation from disgraced Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Usain Bolt got the better of Yohan Blake over both 100 and 200 metres in London

Jamaican sprinters Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt refuse to race head-to-head

The world's two fastest men won't face each other until next summer at the earliest, Simon Turnbull hears. And it's not all to do with money

Triathlon: Brownlee helps retain world title

Jonathan Brownlee was part of the Great British triathlon team which retained the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay world title in Stockholm yesterday.

Athletics round-up: Improving Grabarz and Lewis continue to raise the bar

Two weeks after stepping on to the podium at the London Olympics, Robbie Grabarz continues to hit the heights. A brilliant bronze medal winner at the home Games, the burgeoning high jumper now has joint ownership of the British outdoor record.

Robbie Grabarz on his way to winning high jump bronze last night

Leap of faith as Robbie Grabarz secures a high jump bronze

Briton who started year ranked 44 in world keeps Team GB on medal course

Dr Ashenden accused the APMU of 'trying to manage the message'

Top scientist quits Olympics anti-doping body in 'muzzling' claim

A scientist with a leading role in anti-doping at the London Olympics has resigned amid claims he is being "muzzled" by authorities. Dr Michael Ashenden is a leading expert on blood doping in cycling and has been critical of the effectiveness of "biological passports" in monitoring potential doping.

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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
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003