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Scientists unearth evidence of centuries-old aftershocks

Some of the most violent earthquakes that have occurred unexpectedly in places with no recent record of tremors may be the aftershocks of previous earthquakes that took place decades or even centuries ago, scientists have discovered.

Opposition activist killed in southern Russia

Regional police say a prominent opposition activist in the Russian province of Ingushetia has been shot and killed by unidentified gunmen.

Tranmere sack Barnes and McAteer

Tranmere today sacked manager John Barnes and his assistant Jason McAteer.

Hands off the pandas

Broadcaster Chris Packham has set fur flying with a claim that the endangered bears should now be left to die out. Simon Usborne leaps to their defence

Five to view: Hertfordshire

Our pick of the highlights of the home county.

Trial of Chinese online dissident ends without ruling

A state secrets trial of a Chinese dissident who criticized the government's response to a massive earthquake last year ended Wednesday after three hours with no immediate ruling, his wife and lawyer said.

Doctor sacked over gay adoptions reinstated

A Christian paediatrician, dismissed as a medical adviser after refusing to recommend children live with same-sex couples, is to be reinstated.

Three-year-old shoots himself dead

A three-year-old boy died after apparently shooting himself in the face with his father's gun, according to police in the US.

Renard Sexton: A recount may not alter the result of the election

To understand why everyone is still struggling to work out what has happened in Iran, consider this: reports online yesterday suggested that some provinces recorded a turnout of more than 100 per cent. As a result, the announcement that the Guardian Council had authorised a recount of Friday's ballots has drawn a sigh of relief from many observers. Although the election results had been certified by the Supreme Leader and his support for the incumbent had been made clear, the theocratic leadership had relented.

Boy shot dead after video game argument

An 11-year-old boy in Mississippi accidentally killed his 9-year-old brother with a shotgun blast as the two struggled over the gun after arguing about a video game, authorities said.

James Hudson Taylor III: Theologian and Sinologist described as one of the most influential foreigners in China

James Hudson Taylor III was a missionary who followed in the distinguished footsteps of his forebears in a life devoted to religious and social initiatives in China. In 2007 he was awarded honorary citizenship of Sichuan province, a mark of the regard in which he was held by senior Chinese government officials, as well as by church leaders.

Love Land a dirty word as China demolishes sex theme park

A sex theme park that featured explicit exhibits of genitalia and sexual culture is being demolished before it even opened, a Chinese government spokesman said yesterday.

China takes wrecking ball to erotic theme park

This investment turned out to be as risky as it was risque.

County Round-up: Hughes hits Lord’s century but Somerset march on

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes scored his first one-day century at Lord's to help Middlesex Panthers to their highest score in Friends Provident Trophy history, only to finish on the losing side to Group B winners Somerset.

China reports first confirmed swine flu case

Mainland China has reported its first confirmed case of the new strain of flu, H1N1, a man in southwestern Sichuan province, state media said on Monday.

Mainland China has reported its first confirmed case of the new strain of flu, H1N1, a man in southwestern Sichuan province, state media said today.

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Lake Garda
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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

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The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

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It helps a winner keep on winning
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Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

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The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

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Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

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Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

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