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She came under criticism from members of her own party who distanced themselves from her remarks

Greenpeace campaigner Dima Litvinov in court yesterday

Russian court denies bail to British Greenpeace oil rig protesters

Judges order activists accused of piracy be put in pre-trial detention for two months

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The gas station is one of America's most evocative symbols. Holly Williams looks back on 50 years of life at the pump

Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood

Theatre review: Chimerica - Lucy Kirkwood's piece is a strong contender for play of the year

Her back catalogue includes an unflinchingly eloquent promenade play about the life of a sex-trafficked girl and a lethally mordant satire about power and privacy in the era of glossy celebrity journalism. So the imaginative range and penetration of twenty nine year old Lucy Kirkwood's oeuvre were well established. But nothing had quite prepared one for the sheer theatrical boldness and thematic sweep of Chimerica, her remarkably ambitious, three-hour exploration of the fast-changing and complex relationship between the United States and China.

Don't have nightmares! Photographer creates controversial images showing young daughters posing in terrifying horror movie scenes

Joshua Hoffine said he was inspired to create the images after reading scary bedtime stories to his four daughters

Photographer allegedly assaulted while taking pictures of Wayne and Colleen Rooney at Rihanna gig

Police are investigating the assault at the Manchester Arena on Wednesday evening

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The Golden Touch

'The Golden Touch - fencing at the Olympics': Sabre-rattling drama takes photo prize

This arresting image from the London 2012 Olympics, entitled The Golden Touch – fencing at the Olympics, shows the Men's Sabre Team Placement 5-6 match between Nicolas Limbach of Germany and Jingzhi Wang of China. The shot, taken by Russian photographer Sergei Ilnitsky, has secured him second prize in the sports category for Sports Action Stories in the 56th World Press Photo Contest.

This picture by photographer Paul Hansen is the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 in the 56th World Press Photo Contest,

World Press Photo awards: Gallery of finalists and winner Paul Hansen

Swedish photographer Paul Hansen has won the 2012 World Press Photo award with a picture of two Palestinian children killed in an Israeli missile strike being carried to their funeral.

Editorial: Munich 1, Chelsea 0 as Guardiola heads to Bavaria

So the world's most sought-after football manager has preferred Munich to Chelsea. And who, to be honest, wouldn't do the same? If you're partial to Continental-style city-states rather than super-chic suburbs, as Pep Guardiola's glory days at Barcelona rather suggest he is, Munich has to be in the premier league.

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Justin Bieber and the car that struck and killed the celebrity photographer who had been attempting to photograph the star's car

As a man died attempting to photograph Justin Bieber's car, it's sad to see a human life is worth the risk of a good shot in our celeb-obsessed world

After a photographer was killed trying to take a photo of Justin Bieber's car last week, tighter legislation was called for - but why do we value celeb pictures so highly?

Justin Bieber calls for tougher laws after paparazzi is killed photographing his car

Justin Bieber has called for tougher laws to control paparazzi after a 29-year-old photographer was killed by a passing car just after snapping shots of the star's white Ferrari.

Donna Soto (R), mother of Victoria Soto, the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who was shot and killed while protecting her students, hugs her daughter Karly

What it feels like to witness a tragedy: The photographer who captured grief after Sandy Hook and Columbine tells his story

Anyone who saw the recent documentary about acclaimed war photographer Don McCullin will know that documenting human suffering can have a profound psychological impact on the photographer.

Removal of flag 'provoked' loyalists

Recrimination raged in Belfast after 18 people, including 15 police officers, were injured in riots sparked by a dispute over flag-flying. Peter Robinson, the First Minister, described the removal of the Union Flag from Belfast City Hall as "provocative".

England striker Andy Carroll interviewed by police over alleged assault at West Ham Christmas party

No arrests made in connection with incident

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