News A policeman stands in front of the residence of Palestine ambassador, Jamal al-Jamal on January 1, 2014 in Prague

The mystery surrounding a New Year’s Day blast that killed the Palestinian ambassador to Prague as he opened a safe at his residence deepened on Thursday as police confirmed they had found weapons at his embassy and staff denied reports that the safe had an explosive anti-burglar device, which had been mistakenly detonated.

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Spoken Word

The Drowning People, read by Tim Piggott-Smith; The Consolations of Philosophy, read by Alain de Botton

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A beautiful medieval city with a rock'n'roll vibe, Prague is full of surprises, as Peter Moss discovered

Classical: Hear and believe

It's two centuries late, but the UK premiere of a Requiem by Jan Dismas Zelenka is some event.

Thatcher feted in Prague as she rails against the `cosmic evil'

BRITAIN'S "IRON LADY" - who was not invited to last week's celebrations in Germany marking the fall of the Berlin Wall - enjoyed pride of place in Prague yesterday at the ceremony for the tenth anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

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Is sculptor David Cerny the Peter Pan of communist art? That might explain why he's in Kensington.

City Life: Prague - The red Bond is back - licensed to knock on doors in the night

THE EYES are steely, the jaw has a determined jut and the gun is held in a purposeful grip. Agent Zeman, the top Czech crime-buster, is back, and only his 1970s hairdo gives away his Marxist-era pedigree.

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Obituary: Klement Slavicky

WITH THE death of Klement Slavicky, less than three weeks short of his 89th birthday, passes the Czech Republic's senior composer and a link with that nation's great musical past. He was the last composition pupil of Josef Suk, whose music he had admired from his youth.

The Streets That Made The Century: 15: Wenceslas Square, Prague

MORE A wide boulevard than a civic space - despite its name - Wenceslas Square is long and thin: a strip of land, described by one modern Czech writer as a "long, precarious noodle". It slopes gently uphill from the streets that form the boundary of the old town, Narodny, Na Prikope and Revolucni, to the National Museum, built in the early 19th century on the site of the Horse Gate, once part of Prague's fortifications.
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