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Boy Scout 'Perversion Files' released

Thousands of pages of once-private records detailing sex-abuse allegations within the Boy Scouts of America from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s were made public by an Oregon court Thursday, including internal reports of alleged child molestations by more than 1,200 scoutmasters and other adult volunteers nationwide.

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Abu Hamza denies terror charges in New York court

The radical cleric Abu Hamza will face trial in the US next year after pleading not guilty to terrorism charges in a New York court.

Hamza appears in court and demands his hooks back

Radical preacher Abu Hamza and four other terrorism suspects arrived in the United States on Saturday.

Pigs are omnivorous

Investigators say Oregon farmer may have been deliberately knocked over and eaten by 50-stone pigs

Member of Terry Vance Garner's family found the farmer's dentures and parts of his body in his huge pigs' enclosure

Aston Villa win pre-season friendly against Portland Timbers on penalties

Aston Villa needed a penalty shootout to win their pre-season friendly against Portland Timbers after the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Out: US 400m relay runner Dunn

Dunn pulls out of Games after failing drugs test

United States athletics officials were yesterday beginning the search for a replacement 4 x 400m relay runner after the former world indoor 400m champion Debbie Dunn was withdrawn from their Olympic squad because of a positive drugs test. "We're looking into it," Jill Geer, the chief communications officer for USA Track and Field said.

Book of a Lifetime: In Patagonia, By Bruce Chatwin

In Patagonia made Bruce Chatwin famous overnight. On the book's publication in 1977, reviewers rightly compared it to Mandeville's Travels, to Alexander Kinglake's Eothen and Robert Byron's The Road To Oxiana.

Phillips Idowu pulls out of Olympic trials

Former world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu today became the latest athlete to pull out of this weekend's Olympic trials in Birmingham, sparking injury fears just weeks ahead of the London Games.

Beached yesterday, the 66ft pontoon from Misawa, made of concrete and steel but filled with styrofoam, is one of four such docks that broke loose during the tsunami

Barnacle-encrusted reminder of Japan's tsunami docks in Oregon

For years, the fishermen of Misawa, a small town on the north-eastern corner of Japan's main island, Honshu, set sail from one of four outwardly unremarkable floating docks, built using concrete and steel and adorned, for largely protective purposes, with several dozen old car tyres.

Scottish village Dull twins with Boring town in US

Residents of a small village called Dull are confident they will become a "sister community" with the US town of Boring today.

Superb Mo Farah sets year's best

Mo Farah ran the fastest 5,000 metres in the world this year in his first major race of the Olympic summer on Saturday.

MO FARAH: The Briton believes he is finding his best form with the Olympics on the horizon

'It's all going in the right direction,' says Farah

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Main Street in Springfield, Oregon, yesterday. After years of speculation, the creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, has finally revealed that the city inspired its namesake in the show

Simpsons creator finally unveils the real Springfield

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Power dressing is back

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The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

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Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

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Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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