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The image was taken as a protest against Russia's 'racism and homophobia'

Hate-crime cases failing in court, says CPS

Increasing numbers of hate-crime prosecutions are collapsing because victims are backing out or their stories unravel in court, a new report from the Crown Prosecution Service reveals today.

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Page 3 Profile: Orlando Cruz, Boxer

Has he got a fight coming up?

Two out of every five victims of school homophobic bullying contemplate suicide, says survey

Two out of every five victims of homophobic bullying at school attempt or contemplate suicide, a report released today reveals.

Album: Paul Heaton, The 8th (Proper)

No one saw this coming. A couple of years ago, when Paul Heaton was still doing pushbike-powered tours of rural pubs and turning out gentle country & western albums, nobody would have guessed that the former Housemartins and Beautiful South leader would soon be turning his songwriting skills to a rock-soul opera that sounds like Leonard Bernstein meets Public Enemy.

Is it time to upgrade our browsers?

Trending: The high price of online shopping with an out-of-date browser

We're used to seeing irritating surcharges when we're shopping online. Unexpected sales taxes, inflated postage costs and spurious handling fees are an integral part of the shopping basket. But technology retailer Kogan has come up with a novel way to inflate costs – and, what's more, it's making a noise about it: a 6.8 per cent tax on anyone completing their purchase using Internet Explorer 7 (IE7). Anyone using the much-maligned browser is greeted with a pop-up window containing the following message: "It appears you or your system administrator has been in a coma for over five years..." along with recommendations for alternative browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari – that sidestep the tax.

In Dead Space 3 your buddy just might hear you scream

But just how much does bringing a friend along diminish the franchise's signature atmosphere?

Laplanche: he wanted clients to grapple with the source of their own feelings

Professor Jean Laplanche: Celebrated psychoanalyst

His wife went with him everywhere, and sat through hours of lectures which surely held little interest for her

Jessica Ennis laughs off 'fat' suggestions

Olympic hopeful Jessica Ennis today laughed off suggestions that she was "fat".

Europe: The new French President, François Hollande, has pledged his support for gay marriage and gay adoption. Gay marriage is legal in Belgium, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden. But further east, all IDAHO day events have been banned in Minsk, the Belarusian capital

Gay rights: a lot achieved; much still to be done

Equality for LGBT community has been slow in coming. By Jerome Taylor and Liam O'Brien

The Caribbean: Havana is renowned for its lively gay scene, and Cubans can have sex reassignment surgery paid for by the government. But that is not the case across the Caribbean - 82 per cent of Jamaicans believe
homosexuality is morally wrong

The day the world comes out for tolerance

On International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Jerome Taylor and Liam O'Brien explain why it's time for change

DVD: Dream House (15)

Couples in movies should never move to a quaint house in the countryside, near the woods.

Organisers stressed the event was more about advocacy than abdominals

Mr Gay World contest goes ahead in Johannesburg despite threats

African participants in the world's biggest gay beauty pageant faced violence and intimidation ahead of yesterday's final, with Zimbabwe's representative forced to withdraw after his family received death threats.

Frank Skinner in the pool

The lengths (and widths) they go to... Frank Skinner dives in

Comedian overcomes his fear of swimming to complete a length for Sport Relief

DVD: Snowtown (18)

Justin Kerzel's film is about John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer who was responsible for the "Bodies in the Barrels" murders in impoverished Snowtown, Adelaide, in the 1990s.

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

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