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The Morocco international ends his loan spell with the Cottagers to move to Serie A

Lionel Messi will be Barcelona's main threat

Champions League: AC Milan v Barcelona match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the San Siro

Messi is on target to break his own Spanish league record of 50 goals from last season

Silvio Berlusconi's younger model AC Milan face ultimate scrutiny from Barcelona in the Champions League

Reshaped Milan side aim to 'sterilise' Catalans at San Siro – and boost president's election aims

Harriet Walker: our London labels mix initiative with idiosyncrasy

Fashion statement: Our London labels mix initiative with idiosyncrasy

By this point of the international collections, at least two early-doors autumn 2013 trends will have been called.

Cagliari President Massimo Cellino has been arrested as part of an investigation into the Is Arenas stadium where the Serie A club has been staging their home matches this season

Cagliari President Massimo Cellino 'arrested in stadium investigation'

Cagliari President Massimo Cellino has been arrested as part of an investigation into the Is Arenas stadium where the Serie A club has been staging their home matches this season, the ANSA news agency said Thursday.

Here comes a chopper... After arms chiefs are accused of bribery in a $750m AgustaWestland deal

Andrew Buncombe reports on a history of corruption in India
Mario Balotelli of AC Milan celebrates his goal scored from the penalty spot during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and AC Milan at Stadio Is Arenas

Inter Milan fined over racist chanting aimed at Mario Balotelli

AC Milan forward was the subject of abuse

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, at the Vatican

Rome reacts: a city, a nation and a Church comes to terms with Pope Benedict XVI's resignation

Just two months after Pope Benedict’s fanfare about communicating to the modern world with the new-fangled Twitter, he chose to announce he was quitting in Latin before a council of hoary cardinals.

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, at the Vatican
Mario Balotelli of AC Milan celebrates his goal scored from the penalty spot during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and AC Milan at Stadio Is Arenas

Mario Balotelli targeted by racist Inter Milan fans

AC Milan striker's fine form in Italy has been marred by racial controversy

AC Milan released this picture, appearing to show Paolo Berlusconi making peace with Balotelli

AC Milan publish picture of Paolo Berlusconi 'making peace' with Mario Balotelli following racism row

AC Milan vice-president called the striker 'the family's little n****'

Mario Balotelli in action for AC Milan

Mario Balotelli goals for AC Milan 'a sign of fate' says vice-president Adriano Galliani

Balotelli scored twice on his debut

Balotelli said he hated English food, the weather and the press

Mario Balotelli hits out at England and asks: what antics?

Mario Balotelli last night lambasted England and said there was little he liked about it apart from the football during a sullen press conference at San Siro.

New AC Milan signing Mario Balotelli

'It was my decision': Roberto Mancini sad at departure of Mario Balotelli

Striker joined AC Milan in £19m deal

David Beckham signing is small change for mega-rich PSG owners

Qatari backers have spent over €250m in two years to transform club into European force

Silvio Berlusconi’s decision to purchase Mario Balotelli for Milan could buy him two percentage points in the opinion polls

Michael Day: Could Mario Balotelli's arrival at AC Milan swing it for Silvio Berlusconi?

Striker joined from Manchester City in £19m deal

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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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

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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

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

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

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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