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Actor took on three armed soldiers who had surrounded star and crew while they were filming later series of Extreme World 3

Voting reform campaigners gear up for tough fight

The historic poll could be affected by the current distrust of Nick Clegg

A new voting system – is it really what Britain needs?

With 16 weeks to go before the nation makes a historic decision, the two camps put their cases and Paul Bignell invites leading advertising agencies to devise the billboard posters

The way we speak now

<b>Genevieve Roberts:</b> English dictionaries are groaning with new words, while other tongues are dying out.

Market Report: The Footsie's fight to end the year above 6,000

The likelihood of the FTSE 100 finishing 2010 above the 6,000 point mark took a hit yesterday, as the year's last full session of trading finished on a negative note. Despite almost touching 6,010 close to the start of proceedings, for most of the day the blue-chip index found itself heading south before closing on 5,971.01, a fall of 25.35.

Brian Viner: The rise and rise of pismronunciation

Not since my schooldays, when a boy in my year called Ian Hunt was cruelly nicknamed Isaac, even by some of the teachers, has the surname of the current Culture Secretary struck me as potentially comical. So three cheers for Jim Naughtie, whose now-celebrated clanger on Monday's Today programme unwittingly kindled the schoolboy humour that brought some warmth to a freezing winter's day.

Wakefield drop Moore and Parker

Wakefield have lost two players from their projected squad for the next Super League season. The Wildcats have released the 29-year-old prop Richard Moore who is now expected to sign for Crusaders, and have cancelled the contract of the Papua New Guinea centre Jessie Joe Parker.

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Papua New Guinean could hold key to Cup's destiny

If Fifa restores Oceania's suspended vote in time for Thursday, then David Chung, a 48-year-old who lives in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, will find himself eagerly sought out by presidents, prime ministers and princes when he arrives at Fifa's headquarters in Zurich this morning.

My life in travel: Bill Oddie

'New York City is a great place for birdwatching'

David Attenborough on the call of the wild

Wildlife Special: Sir David Attenborough is one of the most well-travelled people on Earth, but the natural world still has the power to inspire him

Cond&#233; wins Guinea's first presidential poll

Supporters of Alpha Condé danced in the streets and carried his portrait yesterday hours after he was declared the winner of hotly contested presidential elections.

Clubb seizes late chance to impress

England 36 Papua New Guinea 10

McNamara wields Clubb for wooden-spoon battle with PNG

England have made six changes for the last match of their ill-fated Four Nations campaign against Papua New Guinea in Auckland tomorrow.

McNamara eager to avoid wooden spoon

England have flown to Auckland looking for a face-saving display after their Four Nations failures. Defeats to New Zealand and Australia have left Steve McNamara's team facing the wooden spoon, should they lose to Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

Kangaroos take advantage of English mishaps and mistakes

Australia 34 England 14
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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

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Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

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Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

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Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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