Voices A protestor is hit by water sprayed from a water cannon during clashes in Taksim Square

To bring them in would be deeply damaging to the principle of policing by consent

Alexander Lebedev faced charges of punching the tycoon Sergei Polonsky

Jail threat recedes as Alexander Lebedev hooliganism charges are dropped

Prosecutor shocks court with late withdrawal of accusation that punches were politically motivated

Anti-government protesters in Fortaleza, North-east Brazil on Friday

Violence on the streets as 250,000 more protesters in Brazil disrupt Confederation Cup matches

Demonstrations continues in a dozen cities despite government attempts to appease protesters

Greece: State broadcaster ERT monster was created by politicians

Much of what went wrong with modern Greece left its mark somewhere in the gloomy hallways of the headquarters of ERT, the state broadcaster.

Making a stand: the cast of the revived 'Hard Feelings'

Oxbridge hedonists and jobless rioters – sound familiar?

Doug Lucie says his 1980s play about privilege and the disaffected still rings true

Robbie Keane pictures training at Wembley

England v Republic of Ireland: Robbie Keane hopeful of healthy rivalry

The sides meet for the first time since 1995

Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in court in 2012

The New Suffragettes: Pussy Riot are the band that dared to rock Russia’s establishment

With two of their members in prison (one on hunger strike), Pussy Riot have paid a heavy price for their principles. But their feminist message is getting through

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England v Republic of Ireland: Ashley Cole to captain Roy Hodgson's team at Wembley in celebration of 100th cap

England face Ireland on the international stage for the first time since a game was abandoned due to rioting at Lansdowne Road in 1995

Residents look on with disbelief as cars lay burnt out on the street (Getty Images)

Stockholm riots: Clashes grip suburbs as violence flares for fifth night

Groups from local mosques have been patrolling the streets of Husby, pleading with youths for calm

A view of Gibraltar

Rock on! Gibraltar become Uefa memeber - but will be kept apart from Spain during qualification for Euro 2016

Gibraltar and Spain will be kept apart when the qualifying draw is made for Euro 2016 after Uefa added the fixture to a shortlist of matches that Europe’s governing body seeks to avoid at  all costs.

The trial of the businessman Alexander Lebedev has descended into farce as witnesses admitted they had been pressured into attending the court case by investigators

Alexander Lebedev witnesses say they were coerced into testifying

Court hears evidence from people who only saw the alleged assault on television

Pussy Riot member, Maria Alekhina, denied parole

A court has denied parole to a member of the Pussy Riot punk group.

Jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in court in Moscow.

Russian court rejects Pussy Riot parole bid despite plea from Sir Paul McCartney

A Russian court has denied parole to a member of the Pussy Riot punk group.

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England fans warned against singing anti-IRA songs at Wembley by Roy Hodgson

The Three Lions will be playing Ireland for the first time since 1995

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Police stand by their armoured vehicles as a car burns following violence east Belfast in January

Northern Ireland's top policeman gives wake-up call on paramilitaries

Security sources say they would not be surprised if dissidents were to stage an incident during G8 summit

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